‘How will my children fare out in the real world?’ It’s a question many parents ask as their children near the end of their school years.
For Tucky’s mum, Jenny, the question carried more weight. Tucky, now 19, was born with cerebral palsy and autistic tendencies and has experienced severe seizures since developing epilepsy at the age of five.
“Tucky is very capable in himself but he suffers from anxiety attacks, and we never know what will trigger his next seizure,” Jenny said “I visited many centres across Sydney. I knew I had to find a calm, encouraging and safe environment. This is why we chose Wesley LifeSkills”.
Wesley LifeSkills centres assist young people with a disability transition to employment and access vocational education. The service’s day programs maintain the structure provided in schools while increasing the client’s independence, personal development and community participation.
“After formal schooling young people with a disability are sadly forgotten by society” says Amanda Lawson, manager of Wesley LifeSkills, “they have great potential and this is why it is critical that our services continue to operate.”
Wesley Mission want to see young people with a disability reach their full potential, but we cannot do it without your help.
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