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Ammon sets sights on fit and independent life thanks to the NDIS

Mar 13 2020

Whether swimming in the pool, taking part in bowling or setting his sights on archery, Ammon Gordon is enjoying his independence and developing his skills thanks to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports.

The 27-year-old from Bahrs Scrub is getting out into the community and taking up sports with the assistance of his NDIS-funded support workers.

Ammon, who has a physical disability, recognises the benefits of staying fit to help him maintain his ability to transfer in and out of his wheelchair.

Ammon’s mum, Rosemary, said he has a physical trainer who helps him with his strength and endurance to achieve this important goal.

“He has also started to regularly see a dietitian to teach him about good food choices and giving him small weekly goals, which he is achieving,” she said.

Ammon’s support workers are also on-hand reinforcing the dietitian and physical trainer’s advice as they all work together encouraging Ammon.

“He is trying to attain and then maintain a healthy weight and physical strength so he can retain his ability to transfer. Eventually, he would like to be able to confidently live as independent as possible and manage his own affairs,” said Rosemary.

Because Ammon’s goals are focused around gaining more independence at home and in the community by developing his daily living skills and social networking, support workers also assist

Ammon with household chores and how to manage his own money best.

“All this support has changed Ammon’s life; he is able to get out into the community and enjoy life.

“We are so happy he is getting so many different opportunities every day. We are excited to see him out socialising and learning new skills.

“Due to the opportunities he now has, we can see him becoming more mature and responsible.”

Ammon received assistance to apply for and implement his NDIS funding from Carers Queensland’s NDIS Local Area Coordination Partner in the Community Program for the Brisbane region.

“Our experience with Carers Queensland has been positive, and we feel we have always been treated with respect and consideration. Our current Local Area Coordinator, Mary, is particularly helpful and accessible; I really like that.”

Carers Queensland can support you to find out more about the NDIS, to apply for funding and to help you get started with the NDIS.

If you have a disability but are not eligible for the NDIS, Carers Queensland can also help you identify and link to options for support in your community.

To find out more about how the NDIS and Local Area Coordination program can work for you, visit Carers Queensland NDIS Local Area Coordination Partner in the Community Program for the Logan region at Level 1, 6 Ewing Road, Logan Central or call 3441 3600.

You can also contact Carers Queensland on 1300 999 636, or cq.enquiries@ndis.gov.au