Jenny*, aged 23 and based in Melbourne, was delighted to pursue her NDIS goals of community connection and building independence when recently attending a gaming convention.
Jenny’s Allinto Support Coordinator, Kate, was instrumental in managing the logistics to support Jenny to attend only one week before the convention.
Knowing that Jenny has had a passion of gaming since she was a child, Kate collaborated with Jenny’s multiple support networks to do everything she could to enable her to go at such short notice.
Fortunately, NDIS provider, Crank, specialises in holiday programs for those with a love of gaming, and was offering a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) weekend holiday that included attendance at the convention.
Kate said that it was a rewarding experience to ensure all arrangements were in place and her network was aligned.
“I liaised with the public guardian, Crank, Positive Behaviour Support team, and event organisers to request for the ticket cut-off date to be extended for Jenny,” said Kate.
“I really wanted to make this happen for Jenny.”
Jenny had a fantastic time at the event, sending multiple selfies to Kate to share her excitement.
“I like gaming because it makes me feel like I am achieving something,” said Jenny. “I really enjoyed going to the gaming convention.
“I now want to learn how to make video games and I am interested in animation,” she said.
Following the gaming convention, Jenny is now well on her way to building more community connections and is motivated to attend Crank day programs.
Jenny intends on making the gaming convention an annual event.
*Client’s name changed to protect her identity