Did you know that 4.2 million Australians have a disability? That's a staggering 18.5% of the population. Thankfully, society is slowly starting to view people with disability as nothing out of the ordinary, by viewing everyone as equal. However there are still so many people who really have no idea how to talk to or how to react to someone with a disability. If you fit into this category, this is natural behavior, and don't worry you're not alone. Alice, one of SACARE's most charismatic and bubbliest residents at the Kingswood property, has open-heartedly shared with us 14 things that she would like people to know about her.
What I'd Like People to Know About Me
- I got sick with a virus when I was just 18 months old.
- Just because I am in a wheelchair doesn't mean that I am not like everyone else my age, 22.
- I like to go out to concerts, movies, shopping and playing puzzles.
I love to talk to people just like anyone else my age.
I love to make friends with everyone.
I went to two pubic schools and I was in a normal class. I would say to anyone just because a person has a disability doesn't mean that they are different from anyone else.
- I love spending time with my family and friends.
- I have 2 dogs their names are Honey and Obbi and I have one cat call Wizz who is 18 years old.
- I like reading my gossip magazines.
- I went to Canberra to give a speech about my life and how I used a computer to communicate to talk to people.
- I like reading my comic books.
- I love going to China town to have Chinese food and to look at my favourite toy shop in China town call Morning Glory.
- I like watch TVshows like Games of Thrones, How To Get away with Murder, Doubt, Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy and How Do I Look.
- I like spending time with my family and with my support workers and nurses.