Grace is a member of her local arts community and likes to sing and perform.
She is also studying sound healing which is the use of sound to improve physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
Mark was badly injured in a motor bike accident and now needs specialised transport to help him get around.
He has been able to access transport and other disability supports through the Disability Gateway.
Sue is part of a deaf club who get together for fun activities, like going for a picnic or to a restaurant.
Living in a remote area, it was difficult to access supports but she has been able to do this through the Disability Gateway.
Benjamin is a Year 12 student who would like to work in the hospitality industry when he leaves school.
He loves cooking and visual and performing arts.
Dominique and Nick
Nick suffered significant physical injuries after an accident and now needs specialised transport to get to appointments.
With the help of his carer Dominique, he has been able to access supports through the Disability Gateway.
Francesca works at a local childcare centre as a volunteer four days a week.
In her free time, Francesca does acting classes, trains at the gym and does gymnastics.
Gary lost part of his arm after a car accident when he was 24. He has since completed an apprenticeship and works as a welder.
He mainly lives independently, but knows that he may need further support as he gets older.
Janelle had a foot amputation when she was six years old. She is now a mother and works in childhood education.
Janelle has embraced her disability and lives an active lifestyle and has played competitive tennis.
John has lived with spina bifida paraplegia since birth. He likes to exercise and with the help of aids and equipment leads an active lifestyle.
John is an avid traveller and is planning to travel to the Northern Territory. As he gets older he needs more support with everyday living and researches these supports online.
Judeland works at the Australian Taxation Office. He loves sport and currently plays in a wheelchair football league. He also participates in weightlifting and cross training.
Laura and Eddie
Laura is a full time carer for her adult son Eddie. Laura is teaching Eddie independence skills.
Laura is Chinese. She is finding translated information to help Eddie through the Disability Gateway.
Lauren balances her time between a day activity centre and studying at TAFE.
Lauren likes cooking and hospitality and would like to work in a café.
Loc moved from Vietnam to Australia as a child. He previously had a career in chemistry, until he lost his vision.
With the help of support services Loc has regained his independence and is determined to return to work.
Maya is studying a Bachelor of Social Work and is looking forward to finding work in this field.
Maya lives at home with her parents but is independent and is planning to move into her own place in the near future.
Philomena is an active retiree who participates in disability committees as a way of sharing her experience with others.
Philomena is also a member of her local choir.
Stuart, despite facing challenges, has achieved a Bachelor of Human Services and Masters in Social Work. Along the way, he has relied on support workers to assist him with everyday tasks.
He now assists others with disability helping them access the supports and services they need.