My name is Julie and I am legally blind. Due to a severe reaction to a medication, I became visually impaired. The experience of losing my sight overnight has been extremely traumatic. However, over the past four years, I have learnt many skills.
I have learnt through the Apple Store how to use VoiceOver and Siri on the iPhone. I have received instruction in the use of the white blind cane and I am about to undertake computer studies for people who are blind. I have gained these skills and experiences from the funding of the NDIS.
I can offer you:
empathy, understanding and supportive listening,
motivation and assistance in obtaining important skills and knowledge.
guidance and support for your planning with the NDIS.
I look forward to meeting you and sincerely hope that I can provide you with the help you need.
A video about the NDIS and the importance of peer support. Made by people with intellectual disability for people with intellectual disability.