Interest is growing locally in ways in which people with disabilities can be supported while making real choices about their own lives - we should have more to report later in the week.
On Friday, the Self-Managed Community Participation Project, was celebrated at a function in Sydney highlighting several individual experiences of people supported by Ability Options, and funded by the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.
The Minister for Disability Services introduced the program and its aims to the audience, and a number of case studies were presented by family members, one of them the family of a young man with Down syndrome.
Two of the family presentations are included in the Minister's media release about the Self-Managed Community Participation Project
Opening the World to Ross is a Bega District News report from October 2008, about a young mna accessing a similar project in rural NSW.