My name is Braeden and I live with cerebral palsy. It's a physical disability which affects movement and posture.
I'm trying to promote an understanding of disability in the Sydney community, so that people with disabilities feel included and seen.
I visit preschools and chat with kids about living with a disability. I use my iPad and picture symbols to communicate, and show off the equipment I use (a wheelchair and a walker) to get around.
I bring some special people with me on each visit. My support worker and a speech pathologist come along. All of us have Working With Children Checks (WWCCs).
Let participants know that Braeden will be super-excited to meet them. Although he does not use words, Braeden may make some loud squeals or noises to convey his excitement.
Let participants know that we welcome questions! Participants should feel comfortable asking anything they want to know.
If you have any questions or need to communicate ahead of time about the accessibility of your venue, please email us. Please note that this is currently a Sydney-based program, and Braeden is only able to visit venues in the Sydney area.
The visit will take around one hour, with 20 minutes of structured time.
We would appreciate your thoughts on what worked well and what we could do differently. Please fill out the survey below, or email us if you would prefer a feedback form.
Braeden communicates and shares information using photos. If you take any photos on the day that we are able to use, we would appreciate you sending them to us.
Thank you for giving Braeden the opportunity to chat. It's a great way for Braeden to develop his skills, as well as a beneficial learning experience for participants.
We appreciate your feedback on what worked well and opportunities to try something different.