I have never been able to walk since birth, I spent most of my younger years, walking in an upright walker, I loved the freedom of the walker. Unfortunately over the years my hips have dislocated and it is awkward and painful for me to weight bear: however i try and give it a go every now and then, for very short periods of time.
Learning to work with what i have
Getting on and off the lounge, In my younger years, i very quickly learn't, you cant keep me there. Family used to put a bean bag at the base of the lounge, (just in case i had spasticity and threw myself off the lounge), I soon learn't how to work with what i had, very limited but i used to wiggle myself onto the bean bag and make my way safely onto the carpeted floor. I always loved the freedom of rolling around freely, as difficult as it was.
My School Days
I commenced school early, i loved every minute of school.
The teachers, were commitment to high quality and effective teaching and learning for all students.
Careers, and qualified support staff made sure that all our needs were seen to.
All of us, as students were engaged in stimulating and exciting learning activities.
The allied health professionals made it possible for any student with a physical disability, like myself, to access equipment, assisted mobility and assisted technology.
I made some fantastic friends along the way, these days a group of us still catch up on a regular basis, i always look forward to seeing my ol school buddies. Others are not here with us anymore, I hold them close to my heart.
I want my teachers, carers, supporters and therapists to know
Don't Under estimate How Valuable You Have Been In Shaping My Life
Your Best Gift was your education, guidance, support, acceptance and care,
with the Gift of Time
Graduated from School Year 2010
Adventure and Recreational Achievements
Increasing a person’s independence and ability to function through participation in creative arts, dance, sports, and adventure programs
Recreational therapy “aims to improve an individual’s functioning and keep them as active, healthy and independent as possible in their chosen life pursuits.” In most cases, these goals are accomplished by combining a person’s speech, fine motor or gross motor goals with community involvement, while engaging in the person’s preferred interests.
Sailing is a fun, safe, accessible and affordable sport that welcomes participation from people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities. There are many different ways to get started in sailing through Discover Sailing and a range of opportunities for you to continue sailing at clubs as you develop your skills, experience and confidence.