Participant John takes out first place in Therapy Care’s talent show following great progress during COVID-19

June 8, 2020 by emily0NDIS

Therapy Care Western Sydney recently held a talent show competition and boy do we have some talented participants in our community!

While all of our participants are winners in our eyes, we had to stay true to competition form, and choose one star who performed outstandingly.

Congratulations to John on taking out first place for a stunning performance, where he sung and played guitar. The judges and the wider Therapy Care team were blown away by your talent!

John was excited about participating in the talent show from the moment allied health assistant Vanessa told him about the competition. John selected a song from YouTube he wanted to perform and put in hours learning how to sing and play it on his guitar.

John is one of the more reserved members of our community, so seeing him muster the courage to perform on camera is an incredible achievement. We’re so proud of you John!

John, who is living with autism, made the decision to continue receiving NDIS supports virtually and in a one-on-one setting throughout COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, John has been making exceptional progress in many areas of his health.

“John truly excelled during the pandemic, and continuing supports was imperative to John’s mental, social and physical wellbeing,” Natalie says.

For John, living with autism means he likes structure and to follow a routine. Because of this, it was important that Therapy Care found a way to keep John’s schedule consistent throughout COVID-19, with minimal disruptions.

“During COVID-19, John continued to make significant leaps in his behaviour and concentration, which given the nature of autism, is an exceptional feat in unprecedented times,” says Natalie.

“The group day program was particularly important to John during lockdown, as it provided him with the opportunity to interact with Therapy Care team members and fellow participants.

“John also continued to participate in activities – that based on his recreational assessment, we know he enjoys, such as; baking, playing music, practising the guitar, art therapy, interactive games and puzzles,” Natalie says.

“John’s family reported that during the days he spent with his family, he was relaxed and content – which they attribute to John’s continued routine and supports with Therapy Care,” says Natalie.

We’re so proud of the progress John made during our virtual supports as well as the courageous entry he submitted that earnt him first place in our talent show.

We love celebrating wins – both big and small of those in our community. If you think someone in the Therapy Care community deserves time in the spotlight, get in touch with us at info@therapycare.com.au

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