Safeguarding the future conference - Canberra, 23-24 May 2024

Let’s Get To Work: Pa’s Produce

This video was created to share the employment journey of a young school-aged student with disability. It is the fourth in our Let's Get To Work series.

In this video, you’ll meet Annie and her family. Together they’ve created a small enterprise called Pa’s Produce. A seasonal business, they roast and sell chestnuts from Annie’s grandparents’ farm. The family demonstrates how important it was to value Annie’s strengths and interests. You’ll see the power of planning and of taking the first steps, even when it all seems overwhelming.

You’ll also see the importance of putting the right supports in place. For Annie, this has been a combination of freely-given support from extended family and the paid support of a well-chosen mentor.