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Christine is achieving goals with NDIS support

Jul 17 2020

Christine Couper is able to pursue her goal of getting a qualification as a support worker with assistance from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Now, the 37 year-old is excited to begin looking for employment as a support worker in a community centre or aged care facility.

“Growing up with Asperger’s has given me the drive to help others like me to achieve life goals and to help them improve ways to communicate,” she said.

Christine is accessing NDIS supports to develop her confidence and independence. She is able to use her NDIS funding for weekly assistance from a support worker which includes help with budgeting and support to access job networks, along with finding her own place to live.

One of Christine’s goals is to be more independent and to move out of the family home and into her own place.

“My amazing support workers have given me the confidence and the help at home I’ve needed to accomplish my life goals, such as my study. Without the NDIS, none of this would be possible,” Chrissy said.

Christine has also accomplished a long-held dream to publish her own book, Alexander Hazard and the Mysterious Orb, which is now available on Amazon.

She said the book is the first in a trilogy of fantasy fiction novels, and it is an adventure about a boy in a magical world of alchemists and creatures.

“It took me over 10 years to write because I have dyslexia. I used a text to speech engine to read my words back to me which helped a lot,” she said.

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

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

Details about Christine’s book, Alexander Hazard and the Mysterious Orb can be found on her Facebook page or purchased online at Amazon