Participant Stories


AT OC CONNECTIONS, WE CELEBRATE THE LIVES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE WE SUPPORT. OUR GOAL IS TO CONNECT PEOPLE WITH EACH OTHER, WITH OPPORTUNITIES AND WITH THE BROADER COMMUNITY.

Beverley


Getting the most from life

Sitting at a table surrounded by an eclectic collection of craft activities in progress, Beverley is one of nine people who regularly attend WavLink in Glen Waverley, a life skills and recreational program that supports learning and independent living opportunities for adults with an intellectual disability.

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Jessica


Gaining confidence at work

For most of us, having a job means enjoying an income that allows us to indulge in favourite pastimes. Jessica is no exception. When the 22-year-old is asked what she enjoys spending her weekly salary on, she doesn’t miss a beat: the popular television fantasy series, Game of Thrones, is one of her passions.

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Roger


A sporting contribution

It’s 5.30pm on a chilly Wednesday afternoon. At Central Reserve in Glen Waverley the scene looks pretty much like any suburban sports ground in the middle of a Melbourne winter: footballers training, running through squad drills and yelling encouragement to each other as yellow leather footballs fly through the air.

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Peter


How Peter connects to art

When Peter first took home a piece of his artwork, his mother, Jan was convinced it had been done by someone else. “Peter had never really shown any interest in art (before joining OC Connections three years ago), so when this piece came home I rang to say that I thought he had the wrong work,” recalls Jan. But no, Peter’s signature on the piece showed it was indeed his.
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Aidan


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Aidan loves to write. Please enjoy reading Aidan’s insightful and informative articles featuring reviews from the latest films, stage shows, music and theatre productions.

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