To pass my learner’s permit and help my mum – Paul.
To work in a coffee shop and see people every day – Tegan.
To be a gardener and make things grow – Josh.

People with intellectual disability have beautiful dreams

Sadly, many people with intellectual disability have little or no access to the support or resources to make even the smallest of dreams a reality. Even with the help of their family circle, what they need to succeed remains out of reach.

That’s why I hope you’ll help to change this and make dreams come true one skill at a time.

Paul’s always loved cars and he wanted to learn how to drive.

Paul started attending our centre in Caboolture, Queensland, early last year. From day one, he had a very clear idea of what he wanted to achieve.

“Paul is a champion,” says Konnie, his support worker. “He can do anything he puts his mind to.”

Like many people with intellectual disability, Paul might never have had the chance to learn to drive without adequate support and specialist resources made possible by the generosity of people like you. 

The proof is seen in the amazing progress he is now making towards his goals. Paul joined our Thrive learning program, a supportive learning resource designed to enable people with intellectual disability to gain the knowledge, confidence, and skills they need to dream big and achieve their goals. It covers everything from health, wellbeing, and the life skills that enable someone to be as independent as possible – in Paul’s case, learning to drive.

With every passing week, he is inching closer to that one life skill and his dream, both of which were once out of reach.

Whatever someone’s dream is, it's possible to provide the support and resources needed to help them achieve it – whether it’s working in a café, running a business or, like Paul, gaining a vital life skill.

That’s why I’m hoping you’ll enable us to raise $120,000 that could take our Thrive learning program to the next level.

Please will you give a tax-deductible gift today and help someone like Paul take the first steps towards achieving their dream?

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