Since leaving school in 2018, Justin had been very isolated from peers and community engagements. He remained at home for most of 2019 and had also lost contact with the few friendships he had established while at school. While Justin had an NDIS plan, his family didn’t know how to use the plan or access supports.
Justin and his mum Colleen contacted Cam Can and life changed for the positive from that first interaction.
Justin had set the following goals for himself:
• To build his independence towards moving into his own home one day
• To obtain his learner’s permit and work towards gaining his driver’s licence
• To develop friendships and engage in his community
• To obtain paid employment
With support from Cam Can, Justin now participates in the Open League at 10 pin bowling and is one of the best scoring competitors. He attends twice weekly and has made many friends whom he catches up with when he attends.
Justin is working on his daily living skills and now cooks for the family once a week. He has developed house cleaning skills and completes his own laundry tasks which give him great satisfaction.
At the beginning of 2020, Justin began the process of gaining his driver’s license by successfully passing his learner’s test. With a significant amount of hard work and determination, Justin passed his driving test in May 2021 and is now a very proud P Plater.
Justin had active involvement in developing his own resume and achieved some work experience in a volunteer aspect. In late 2020, Justin successfully gained paid employment at Woolworths. While he has set hours each week, he is often called in for extra shifts. The team at Treendale Woolworths love Justin’s eagerness and his amazing work ethic.
Justin’s Coordinator states he is an amazing and resilient young man who will now be charging forward with his support team towards the big step of moving out of home. Justin is excited about his future and cannot wait to achieve this next goal.
Justin came on board with Cam Can in late 2019.
Our magical journey alongside Justin began with Justin identifying his goals.