Tailored support for a full experience
Posted July 06, 2022
Liam and Jenny team up for school holiday happiness
Liam, aged 10, hated the school holidays.
‘Liam has Prader Willi syndrome,’ says his mum, Harry. ‘He needs to watch his energy levels, be careful about what he eats, and there’s some things that he’s just not able to do, like ride a bike.’
In the past, this meant Liam missed out on lots of traditional holiday activities and programs.
Fortunately, everything changed when Liam got NDIS funding for support that works for him. Now, Liam has a tailored program of school holiday supports that means he can enjoy the activities he can do and focus on what he enjoys most.
‘He loves animals, history, and the Royal family,’ Harry explains. His support team work with him to make a plan for each day and do the things he’s interested in.’
Favourite activities include visiting museums and historical locations around Launceston. Liam also enjoys visiting the ducks at City Park - he’s even named his favourites, like Noah the magnificent Muscovy.
Liam has developed a special relationship with Jenny, from his Li-Ve Tas support team, ‘He loves all his support workers,’ Harry explained, ‘but he’s especially fond of Jenny. She turns each activity into an adventure – together, they researched what ducks eat and then packed a special lunch for Noah when they went to visit him, one day. They even visit Jenny’s farm, and Liam has named some of her animals too!’
‘For me, it’s knowing that Liam has the chance to have fun, grow and learn, just like all the other kids,’ says Harry. He loves spending time with his support team and he comes home feeling so uplifted at the end of the day, even when he’s exhausted!’