Stories

Vanessa's New Found Freedom

Blindness independence

Vanessa's New Found Freedom

Vanessa had been living in a nursing home after being hospitalized after she developed a long term illness. This illness resulted in Vanessa becoming completely blind and needing to use a wheelchair for mobility. Prior to her diagnosis, Vanessa had lived independently and had also run her own hairdressing business.

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Ed’s on top of the world achieving his goals and dreams

Huntington’s disease NAIDOC neurodegenerative disorder

Ed’s on top of the world achieving his goals and dreams

These days, Ed Smith isn’t moving or talking the way he used to. The former community health worker and disc jockey now uses a wheelchair, his muscles and limbs, no longer do what he asks, and he finds it increasingly difficult to communicate his thoughts to the people around him.

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Alison is Thrilled About her New Wheelchair

disability mobility wheelchair

Alison is Thrilled About her New Wheelchair

Occupational Therapists play a crucial role in enabling people with a disability to identify and implement methods that support their participation in everyday  life. 

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Kurt's cooking up a storm in the Kitchen!

Autism independence intellectual disability

Kurt's cooking up a storm in the Kitchen!

Kurt is a 19 year old who wanted to build his independence in the kitchen, through improved knife skills and understanding of health and safety.

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Jackie paints a new path during COVID to achieve her dreams

Art Artist FASD Painting

Jackie paints a new path during COVID to achieve her dreams

For contemporary Indigenous artist Jackie Saunders, the year of COVID and physical distancing has turned out to be one of her most creative and productive yet.

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