Netball player, administration officer, student, learner driver – Grace Tuiono is motivated to live life to the fullest.
Grace, 21, lives with cerebral palsy, and ARRCS provides NDIS support co-ordination and transport so she can continue to reach for her goals.
And Grace is not short on goals – she is studying a Diploma in Psychology part-time, while juggling two administration jobs with Robertson Barracks and Darwin Airport. She is also working on getting her learner driver’s licence, and dreams of living independently in her own home, as well as travelling Australia and overseas.
“I maintain a very positive outlook in life because of my mum,” says Grace, who grew up in Darwin.
“She passed away in 2018, but when she was still with us, she took me horse riding, swimming, and to ballet. She taught me that I should live my life to the fullest.”
And that includes remaining active, by visiting the gym at least twice a week, and playing goal defender and goalkeeper for the Dragonflies netball team, which has taken her to Olympic Park in Sydney. In her free time, Grace likes to cook, listen to music and read.
“I do not see my disability as a hindrance in achieving my goals,” she says. “Disability does not define who I am.”
Find out more about ARRCS’ disability supports or call 08 8982 5200.