Everyday life stories
We love seeing people achieve their goals and live to their potential.
Below, we share the stories of some of the people we support as they live an everyday life.
You can do it. Be brave.
When we asked 10-year-old Monique for her advice for a child who was just about to start receiving therapy support, she had five simple, but powerful words. Words that are relevant to people of all ages. ‘You can do it. Be brave’.
Vincent gets physical with boxing
Exercise has consistently shown to be a positive factor for mental health, mood regulation, motivation and in Vincent’s case, it has also opened doors for engagement and participation with others in his group home.
Dave is living his best life with the right supports
Dave’s story is a great example of what a person with a disability can achieve when they have the right supports around them.
Amber catches the train, independently, for the first time in 20 years
Occupational therapist, Pamela, supported Amber, a young woman living in Melbourne to catch the train by herself so she could visit her friend.
Speech pathologist supports family dream
A family holiday can feel out of reach for many people with children who have complex sensory and communication needs. Speech pathologist Vicki supported a family to achieve their goal of a well deserved trip to Greece.
Jess speaks to Human Nature
Amanda, speech pathologist has been supporting Jess to speak confidently with people outside of Jess’ family, including with her favourite band Human Nature, who she was meeting in May.
You can’t keep a good man down
Roland’s mantra, “you can’t keep a good man down’ has certainly played a big part in the progress he has made since suffering a stroke seven years ago.
Monica delights in cooking and trips to the library
Monica has learnt to cook independently and travel to the library to hire her favourite DVDs and books.
Codie builds strength and confidence
Codie achieves her goals including getting in and out of the car without assistance.
Murat becomes a 2nd generation Postman
Murat achieves his long terms goal of finding paid employment. With much pride and enthusiasm, Murat is now working as a Postal Delivery Officer for Australia Post!