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The chance to drive V8 Super cars ultimate goal for Callan

  • Posted on 2 November 2015
Callan and Andrea celebrate his important achievement

Callan and Andrea celebrate his important achievement

The feeling of being safe and secure has provided the confidence for 18-year-old Callan to feel he can take on new life challenges, even his dream of racing a V8 Super car!

Callan is supported by Identitywa Family Support worker, Andrea.   Andrea travels with Callan on the bus or train to his weekly commitments which include classes at Tafe, his sessions playing guitar in a music group and his regular gym workouts where his goal is to get fit.

Callan’s parents believe that Andrea has been central to his positive development over the past 12 months since he left secondary school.

“The difference in Callan since Andrea and Identitywa came into our lives has been life changing for our family,” said Callan’s Mum, Lisa.

“In the past, Callan was often concerned about what he felt he could do.  Andrea has been fantastic in understanding his needs and identifying the best way to manage situations when they may not go as planned.”

Callan agrees that having Andrea’s support has been very important in assisting him to develop greater confidence.  “Andrea makes me feel safe and this helps me to be more independent,” said Callan.

The opportunity to be part of the family (including the dog, Charlie!) has also been a very positive experience for Andrea.

“I am so happy to be able to assist them in making the most of all opportunities for Callan, “said Andrea. “He is such a delight.  He really lifts my spirits whenever I am with him.”

Callan is passionate about cars, so the whole family was thrilled when he recently passed his written driving test with flying colours.  Now on his ‘L’s’, he is driving as much as he can.

“I want to drive V8 Super cars one day,” said Callan.  “It’s my ultimate goal.”

“Identitywa has really been wonderful.  I had tried to find people to support Callan in the past but without success.  Identitywa took this pressure away from us to find the right person,” explains Lisa.

“We are so glad they found Andrea. She is absolutely the best person for Callan and our family.”

 

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