What Jake wishes you knew about his disability – The National Tribune (July 2022)

A gold card bears the words, "GOOD vibes only".

We want everyone to be heard, seen and welcomed in our community. That’s why Kempsey Shire Council has developed a new Disability Inclusion Action Plan. With your help we can create a more inclusive and accessible community for people with disability, like Jake..

This is an incredibly positive story about an Australian with disability participating in the workforce and making a positive contribution to Australia.  Our hope is to support people like Jake to establish and operate a successful, sustainable and robust money-generating endeavour to pursue their potential and dreams.

Jake is a young man who brings a sense of positivity and joy to everyone he meets. Jake enjoys hobbies such as ten pin bowling, playing basketball and spending time with his friends. Jake has been working towards his NDIS goals of gaining work through Key Employment and now works two days a week at a local supermarket, which he describes as being ‘awesome’.

What do you love about Kempsey?

I love that I work at my local IGA in my community and I am an active bowler at Galactic Tenpin.

What are the small things that bring you joy every day?

I enjoy coming to Key Employment every day, where they make me feel happy and treat me with respect.

This is an incredibly positive story about an Australian with disability participating in the workforce and making a positive contribution to Australia.  Our hope is to support people like Jake to establish and operate a successful, sustainable and robust money-generating endeavour to pursue their potential and dreams.

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