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.

David


David Walking

Routine and support the keys to happiness

David loves to walk.  He loves walking around his neighbourhood; in parks around Melbourne; and he loves to explore new areas.  He loves to walk so much that he needs to purchase new shoes every six months.  You can tell he loves to walk by the smile on his face, but this hasn’t always been the case.

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Jay


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Jay’s kicking goals

Life goals and aspirations provide focus, help measure progress and maintain motivation. They are especially important when working with participants at OC Connections. Goals and aspirations are the basis of a participant’s NDIS plan and help provide a framework for which activities a participant chooses.

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Jack


Jack W

About Jack

Jack W is pursuing his dream to gain meaningful employment in sports administration and at age 25 he has done all the right things to achieve this goal but there’s still some work to do.

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Vlada


Vlada

Gaining confidence through art

When Vlada first joined the OC Connections art program 3 years ago, her main goal was to find the confidence to express herself in her art and how to do it.

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Joey


Joey

Travelling the world, one brush stroke at a time

Joey loves to travel. Family vacations are spent globetrotting, visiting faraway places and experiencing new things.

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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.

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Aidan


Aidan's Blog

Author of Aidan’s Entertainment Blog

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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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.

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Ben


Ben

Supporting Ben to achieve his goals

Ben, from Oakleigh in the City of Monash, started attending Day Support activities at OC Connections in his late teens after finishing school.

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Julie


Julie

Supporting Julie to achieve her goals

Julie C has lived in shared community accommodation with supports provided by OC Connections for most of her adult life.

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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.

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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.

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