Attention to Sebastian’s needs has made his transition from childhood to teenager smooth so far
15-year-old, Sebastian, has been enjoying regular short breaks at Identitywa’s children’s house since 2014. His mum, Chantal, says he always looks forward to his visits as they have opened up a world of adventure and fun for him.
“The need for him to transition to the adult house as he grew older was something we knew would eventually have to happen. However, while initially, it might present a few challenges, it was beneficial to everyone in our family that he continued taking his breaks as he grew older.”
Chantal says she is very grateful to have Identitywa’s support.
“I feel at ease sending Sebastian to Short Term Accommodation (STA); it gives him a chance to be independent but also make connections outside our family and school,” said Chantal.
“The transition has been a breeze as staff from the children’s house have ensured the House Senior and support workers at the adult STA house have a good understanding of Sebastian’s needs.
“This is so important as ultimately it is helping him towards his goal of living independently.
“The support for our family has been fantastic,” says Chantal.
Identitywa is one of Western Australia’s leading agencies supporting people with disability and their families. A range of supports is offered, including the chance for families to have a break by accessing support at Identitywa’s children and adult houses.
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