Living at home with family and whānau can be a great option for people with disabilities. The advantages are being able to enjoy a stable, familiar home environment with people who care.
Special Olympian Kym O’Grady went from being bullied as a child to the top of the podium in China. She credits her parents for supporting her to be independent and encouraging her to succeed even when she doubted herself.
Communication devices can be used to support the communication needs of people who experience difficulties producing speech or written communication.
Life skills – such as cooking a simple meal, getting dressed or using electronic banking – may not always seem like exciting tasks to learn but they are all very important in the process of gaining independence.
It’s important to eat well to maintain physical and mental wellbeing. So, if you’re finding it difficult to make your own, healthy meals at home, take at look at some of the places you can get support.
Living at home with your family can be a good option for people with disabilities. The advantages are that you are able to enjoy a stable, familiar home environment with the people you care about – and who care about you. If living at home is a good option for you, then find out what support you can get to make your life as independent as possible.