Day 1, 11:40am – Concurrent Session 1B
Deahnne McIntyre OAM, Carl Emmerson and Adrienne Gault
Deahnne McIntyre will share her story of where thoughtful planning prior to her NDIS planning meeting has provided clarity around realising her goals for her future to live a full and meaningful life. NDIS funding has opened up opportunities where equipment and paid support compliments and strengthens her valued roles in her community.
We all want a life full of opportunities and possibilities for our children. Like many recent school leavers, Carl Emmerson is having a gap-year, a year for life-tasting after the narrow focus of school. But the NDIS only provides the funding, we’ve got to find the opportunities for growth and seize them.
In this presentation Carl and his mother, Adrienne Gault, will talk about the strategies we are using to bring new opportunities Carl’s way so that he can explore his interests, find out what is important to him and work towards getting his first job. Carl will also talk about what he has experienced so far.