Garth’s family moved to Horsham when he was 18 to be able to access better options for his educational, vocational and living needs.
With good planning and goal setting, and with the help of family and his support workers, Garth has been able to achieve a lot already with his current ISP. He has completed some studies and has a job working at Axis Worx. He’s really involved in his local community in Horsham and helps out with the local sports club, the Wimmera Whippets, as well as managing the Tri State Games team.
Watch Garth & Alma’s ‘Our Story’ video on the page or on YouTube – click here.
Planning for the NDIS
With the NDIS coming into their area, Garth and his mum Alma are looking forward to Garth being able to grow and achieve even more, including being able to give back to his community and gain more life stills.
He is hopeful that the NDIS is going to really be able to help him with this.
The type of support that Garth has received has helped him be able to develop and increase his independence over time, and therefore reduce the amount of supports he needs as well.
Alma says the family has always been pretty good at planning ahead, looking at both what Garth needs now and where he wants to be in 5 years time. And his support workers have also really helped with this.
Special thanks to Garth & Alma for sharing their story, and to the Richmond Football Club for the venue for filming of the video.