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Each and every day we see our clients taking small steps to achieve their goals in life. We are privileged to be part of this journey with our clients and their families. To every family, we are committed to going above and beyond to make sure every client is presented with choice and opportunity to live life on their terms.

Small Steps to Achieving Your Goals

For Kristian, his progress has been astounding! Kristian and his family joined the Afford community shortly after he finished high school – around seven years ago. He and his family turned to Afford for support to develop Kristian’s communication skills, as he did not use spoken words at all to communicate with others.

Finding Independence

With support from Afford, Kristian moved out of his family home and into an Afford home towards the end of 2017. He has developed friendships with his housemates and enjoys a new found independence living the life he wants – thanks to the Afford Lifestyle.

Confidence in Communicating

He has been participating in speech therapy with one of Afford Allied Health speech therapists for over a year. By participating in regular activities and strategies with his therapist, Kristian developed confidence and a willingness to communicate.

It was truly a magnificent moment when Kristian recently said his first word “go, go, go” while waiting for his Group Home Lifestyle Assistant to take him for a walk.

Achieving Your Goals

Kristian has now successfully started to achieve one of his long term NDIS goals of increasing his communication skills and learning the appropriate tools needed to express his words and needs.

This is an amazing achievement for Kristian. It is an inspirational story about the power of support and encouragement to achieve goals.

We’re so proud of Kristian and honoured to have been part of this significant milestone.

If you would like to connect with specialists in our Allied Health team, please call Afford on 1300 233 673.