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Ali has a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and does not feel comfortable accessing the community
on her own. Her NDIS support worker helps Ali to access the community by going with her to the movies, swimming at the beach, the Easter Show and a Kylie Minogue concert. Without NDIS supports, Ali would not be able to enjoy these activities and participate in the community as much as she does now.
Ali said, “I am more independent now. I get involved with the community and did some work with the homeless. I used to be homeless, now I have a good house. Soon I’ll be working at Disability Services Australia. I get a travel allowance and use an OPAL card to go to Saturday club. Last week we went to karaoke. Support staff are also helping me learn to cook new meals.”