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Chris' Story

Chris joined Moe Life Skills, now Life Skills Victoria Inc in 2014. He was very shy and unsure of himself and his new environment. At first, Chris was reluctant to try new things, and found it difficult to express himself, but we knew it would only be a matter of time before he opened up.

Chris participates in a number of activities, including Drama, which is his ‘favourite’. He says he enjoys singing and dancing the most. Chris has increasingly taken on bigger roles in the annual theatre production held at Moe Town Hall.  Chris now confidently presents information to Monash University graduate medical students, as part of their Disability and Society unit.

Chris is very involved in the self-advocacy movement.  He has learnt a lot about his rights and responsibilities and said that he feels ‘more aware of his feelings’ and has ‘more control’ of what he wants to do.  He’s also very keen to help his fellow self-advocates. Chris is a sub-editor of the organisation’s Newsletter, The Voice.

Of Life Skills Victoria Inc, Chris said:

“I like coming here. I like doing the programs because I’m learning different things all the time. The students here are my friends and that’s why I like coming here”.

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