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Joshua on the path to his dream

Published On: 18 May 2021Categories: Uncategorised

Joshua is a different man now that he is using his National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding for a support worker and to help him become job-ready.

Nineteen year old Joshua, who has autism, is working with his support worker Jesse to increase his capacity to build friendships, get out and about, and participate in teams.

Joshua is also being supported to become job-ready and complete a warehouse operations course through an employment agency.

“I am studying a Cert 3 in supply chain operations. This course teaches how to work in a distribution centre in the transport and logistics industry,” he said.

Joshua has progressed more quickly through the course than expected and the employment agency says he will be able to do additional modules.

“I hope to use my new skills to obtain a job. Not only will this certificate help me get a job in transport and logistics, it may also help me get my dream job at the airport.”

Joshua and his Mum, Desleigh, received assistance to develop and implement his NDIS plan by Carers Queensland in Maroochydore.

“After having the conversation with Carers Queensland about his life, what’s happening with us and between us, they made some suggestions of what (type of) support he could have,” Desleigh said.

“You can see the progression, being ready and keen and engaged in conversation, and thinking about things. It’s been wonderful for him, and now I can just be his mum.”

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 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.