Jess is planning for his future with Identitywa’s support
Year 12 student, Jess, is making sure that he will be ready for his plan to study computer game design and development when he leaves school at the end of the year.
The goal of travelling independently to the SAE Qantm Creative Media Institute in Northbridge where he will be studying in 2019, has seen him catching the train each week with his support worker, Josh, to make sure he is totally confident with public transport.
“I am going to study designing computer games next year.” said Jess. “It is good to have Josh with me to help me feel comfortable about getting there and knowing what is around the Northbridge area.”
After their train trip into the city, they often spend time at the Nostalgia Box, a video game museum located in Northbridge. Jess loves looking at the various exhibits which date back to the 1970s.
They also like going to Game City where Jess can compete with others on the games.
“Playing computer games makes me feel calm and happy,” said Jess.
“It is fun to watch Jess interact with other ‘gamers’ too,” said Josh. “He gets to socialise while he is competing which he enjoys.”
Josh has been supporting Jess for the past two years.
Jess’ mother, Jeanette, says the supports Jess has received from Identitywa, Josh and the team have had a massive effect on his life.
“Jess is able to explore opportunities now that previously would have been inconceivable and we are extremely grateful.”
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with individuals to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs.
For more information go to www.identitywa.com.au or call 9474 3033.
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