Hi, I'm Leonie. I'm a support worker for people who are deafblind or have other disabilities. I'm also a volunteer in the Lake Macquarie Deaf Social Group and a Deaf Liaison Officer for Emergency Services in the Hunter Region.
I'm a deaf person in a hearing family. After school I was frustrated with my education and wanted to improve it. So I learned how to access learning and training available in the community. I love to help people to work out how to get along with others. I believe in people with disability having a good life, with full participation in social activities and the community.
I can offer mentoring in:
getting more involved in the community
encouraging the elders who are deaf to participate in the community
developing skills to improve self confidence
I have a goal to develop my English Literacy skills so I can do further studies. I love crafts and swimming to relax. Sometimes I go camping and kayaking in dams or rivers.
A video about the NDIS and the importance of peer support. Made by people with intellectual disability for people with intellectual disability.