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Personal stories

The WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (WA NDIS) is making a difference to the lives of people with disability in the trial areas. Through the WA NDIS planning process, people with disability are able to focus on identifying their goals and developing clear pathways towards the life they want to live.

Local Coordinators support people through the planning process helping them access information, explore opportunities in the community and link in with local supports and services.   

Some of the people participating in the trial have shared their story to help others understand what a WA NDIS journey can look like.

  • Baylee Pes
    WA NDIS planning has assisted Marnie and James Pes and their sons Baylee (12) and Jye (7) to develop a lifestyle that suits everyone in the family. 
  • Leadership role just the beginning, thanks to WA NDIS plan
    The WA NDIS planning process has played an important role in the past 12 months for 14-year-old schoolboy Connor, resulting in him becoming more outgoing, confident and embracing a leadership role.
  • A toast to public speaking goals
    Colin Hughes’ public speaking dream is continuing to grow, after joining the WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (WA NDIS). 
  • Wendy Smith
    “I have got my life back”, is how Wendy Smith describes her WA NDIS experience. Wendy, who has Multiple Sclerosis, lives in Kwinana with her husband Andrew and dog Jasper.

The WA NDIS trial was formally known as the WA NDIS My Way trial. The following series of personal story videos were produced before the name change.

  • Ben White
    Video featuring Ben White from Margaret River, who is receiving supports and services through the WA NDIS.
  • Lincoln Smith
    A video featuring Lincoln, a young boy who has the support he needs to enjoy a safe, happy life with his two brothers and grandmother.
  • Luther Frost-Barnes
    This video features 21-year-old Luther, who is living independently and working towards achieving goals such as mastering public speaking and becoming a personal trainer.
  • Mr and Mrs Junor
    This video features married couple Mark and Melissa, who are managing their own household and enjoy life in their community with the support identified through their WA NDIS plans. A written version of their story is also available.
  • Teneal Smith
    This video features Teneal, who is working, starting to live independently and playing an active role in her community with the support she is receiving through her WA NDIS plan.