Having a good life is about more than having your basic needs met.
It is sometimes difficult, though, to imagine life without the barriers that many people with disability experience. One way to imagine different possibilities when you are planning is to think about the life of a person your age or an age in the future that you are planning for.
Click on these links for resources to help with your planning
- Getting creative with paid support lists some new ways to organise support needs when you have the freedom to direct your own funding.
- Paid and unpaid support includes a template to help with planning
- Think Typical:using the culturally valued analogue, is about the importance of thinking in a way that "grounds people with disabilities in ordinary life..asking the the question 'how would anyone else get X done?'"
- In pursuit of ordinariness is a story from a Brisbane family that shows how they used the idea of "thinking typical" in their planning
- A life lived well reminds us that "the things that will really matter in the end are things like life interests and passions, relationships, personal achievements, community roles and connections".
- Directing the life you want to live on this website includes more ideas and stories about imagining possibilities.
In this video a parent talks about imagining and planning for a "typical life" for her son.