Feros Care CDC, Di Chataway is passionate about equality. When she began working on the Pathways Project – aimed at making it easier for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access the NDIS – she didn’t realise the profound effect it would have on her.
Feros Care and Yenn Purkis delivered an Online Self-Advocacy Course for autistic and neurodivergent people, creating a safe place to share stories, validate lived experience, and connect with others on a similar journey.
As a young girl Eireann was a powerhouse athlete with diplegic cerebral palsy. She was so good in fact that from ages 7-12 she reigned supreme as a Para Athletic champion. Back then, Eireann’s NDIS support provided her physical therapy and community connection to chase her athletic dreams.
Rebecca was diagnosed with autism at age four. Her supportive family not only understood but allowed Rebecca to be herself, along with her brother who also has autism.
But growing up with autism was not without its trials, particularly at school, where Rebecca attended mainstream classes until year four. She was then moved out of the classroom into the Learning Support Service within the school where she sometimes felt isolated from her classmates. During these years, art became her refuge, offering comfort and joy.
Charlie is a proud individual with autism and ADHD who identifies as nonbinary. Her story reflects her personal growth through self-awareness, the significance of reaching out for support, expressing her needs and aspirations, and turning her challenges into steppingstones.
You’ll now find Daniel kicking goals working at a not-for-profit disability service provider, and he couldn’t be happier. He secured the part-time job soon after the Feros Care Work Experience Program, armed with newfound professional confidence and a readiness to take on challenges.