When I go to ARC for Respite, I feel very safe and can trust them. Ellen and the carers are very friendly and helpful in lots of ways.  My family and I trust them and it makes me feel very happy, and I can enjoy myself.I get to know other young people with different disabilities, but we share our abilities.

Wendie saw a piece in the paper about a TAFE course in Leaders for Tomorrow and told my Aunty and Uncle about it.  They were all for it, so Wendy helped with the paper work.  Now, I have been to workshops in Melbourne and Sydney, and have met other people with a disability of all ages, and from all over Australia.  I have learnt a lot.In June, Aunty and I went to Canberra to receive my certificate for Leaders For Tomorrow.  Thank you Wendie for helping me!

I have been to Thursday Island, to talk to the people about what they need for those with a disability and the aged.  I have been with my Aunty and Uncle since I was 4.

ARC is like a home, and the respite carers take us for BBQ and outings – we have a good time.

Ellen is always there to help us when we need help.  She is very understanding when Uncles has to go into hospital, of when Aunty has to go somewhere.