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Meet Beau

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Learning at his own pace

Southern Adelaide

People with Disability

Born with Down Syndrome, Beau is sensitive to sensory experiences and can get upset with any change in routine. This makes it hard for his family to organise going to the movies, eating out, a trip to the park or even a drive in the car. The family sought help from Minda, and Beau began attending regular physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help him get stronger. Learning at his own pace, Beau continues to go from strength to strength, and now rides independently up and down the walkway at Brighton Beach on his new modified trike and is gradually improving his balance and core strength.

Meet Mikayla

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Support that helps me follow my passions

Southern Adelaide

People with Disability

Mikayla is a talented student who loves art, gymnastics and animals. The NDIS means she can get support to pursue all of these passions. An occupational therapist helps Mikayla deal with the challenges of her autism at school, and her disability support worker drives her to an after-school digital art class. After working with an NDIS-funded mentor, Mikayla is considering a career working with animals and already has a work experience placement.