My NDIS story – Nick
>>Nick’s a fun loving, good natured,
caring young man and he just happens to have a disability.>>Nick, in a few words, happy, energetic and caring.>>He really can empathise with others and emotionally he’s very in tune with everyone.>>I work with Nick two days a week –
Monday and Wednesday We get out and about and do various amounts of things Working together on the grounds of Marist College we do self defense classes together. When we get spare time we go down to the oval and kick the footy around. Working with Nick is a pleasure. The NDIS is fantastic because it helps the family incredibly. Getting basically full time support throughout the week, Monday to Friday.>>Nicholas has been with House with No Steps since February and the service they’ve provided has just been wonderful. We’ve never had a day where we didn’t have the carers turn up I’ve always been able to go to work and not worry if they’ll be here. The carers arrive and I’m able to continue with my work and Nick’s days are completely filled with fun loving things. He goes to work and he’s having a great time enjoying life and all’s good. Nick has always had an affiliation with Marist since Joshua his older brother attended school there>>Ready for work?
>>Yep>>Alright, shall we go?
>>Yep>>Alright, let’s go!>>We were fortunate enough that now through the NDIS, he has gained employment there. So his dream has been fulfilled by working there now.>>We do things from delivering parcels to teachers picking up rubbish on the ovals, cleaning the corridors, emptying the bins into hoppers. As well as general socialising with the staff and the students.>>Nick loves his self defense class – he’s
mixing with the others and joining in. He’s improving his gross motor skills
and his socialising. So far it’s worked out really well for him.>>I try to be as professional as possible
but also definitely just want to be his big brother. It’s all he needs at the moment, as
an eighteen year old.>>Our hopes are that Nick will continue to be this happy boy, where he will gain confidence, and enjoy life. And I’d hope that Nick will be integrated into the community just like anyone else.