When we first met Jarrod, he would avoid eye contact and speak quietly, if at all.
Jarrod lived at home and had few friends, no partner, and limited hobbies.
Yesterday Jarrod bounced into our office and proudly told us about his “own place”. He flashed a picture of his girlfriend receiving a prize and demonstrated steps of the rumba he had learnt in lessons with her. He updated us on his driving lessons and spoke of his desire to travel, then he disappeared into the next office to share his excitement.
When Jarrod was alone in his room playing computer games he already had the skills, the desire and the ability to have a great life. Enable just supported him to get there.
With the right support workers, the right plan, and the right attitude, anything is possible.