Michael has learned a lot of life skills and travel skills. He has certainly matured.
Every Thursday I’ve been going to Waugh’s Industrial Supplies in Bayswater for work experience. Paul helps me fix power tools such as angle grinders. I’ve been enjoying working and meeting new people.
The staff here are fantastic, their communication skills are excellent
He’s become a lot more independent and he’s willing to try new things
Particularly what I like about Burke and Beyond, it’s teaching him how to think and how to make choices and decisions for himself
We were putting our faith in the program’s hands and hoping that Matthew would pick up some skills and we haven’t been disappointed. He’s actually blossomed.
For me it’s knowing that he’s coming to a safe place, a fresh, clean, good environment”
When I first started mum would drop me off, but now I catch the train and take myself to Burke and Beyond
She has matured and I don’t think it because of her age, but because she’s been led down that path.
Burke and Beyond is different from School. I’m learning independent living skills to use in the future.
I can normally tell if something works within the first 15 minutes, when I first came here I could tell straight away
Enjoy it! It’s fun meeting new people as we did not know anyone. We have made more friends.