For 27 year old Christopher Curran, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has meant he is well on his way to achieving his mountain climbing goal.
With the supports of his NDIS plan, Chris’ confidence has soared and he is pursuing his passion of mountain climbing.
His main goal is to climb Table Top Mountain this winter and within five years he would like to complete the Kokoda Trail.
In preparation Chris has set his sights on climbing Mount Kingsthorpe (near Oakey) accompanied by his support worker, Amy his mum-Fiona, and his uncle-David – (all pictured above).
Chris’s mum Fiona said “It has been just fantastic, we wouldn’t be doing anywhere near as much without the support of his NDIS plan”.
Chris has already achieved his initial personal goal of completing the round trip in just forty minutes, when it was expected to take at least half a day.
“The NDIS has been wonderful in their support of me. I am not cooped up all the time. I can get out there,” Chris said.
Chris has connected with his Local Area Coordinator at Carers Queensland who has worked with him and his family to support him with his plan.
The role of the Local Area Coordinator (LAC) is to assist people with disability to navigate the NDIS and to maximise the choice and control over the services they use and to help link people to information and support in the community and mainstream services.