Those at ODC who have spent the past 11 years working with Brent describe his progress “by leaps and bounds”.
When Brent got involved with ODC services, he came to the facility for one hour, twice per week. He spent this short time slowly learning how to interact and communicate with others, how to be flexible and patient, and how to focus on the task at hand.
Over time, Brent has continued to mature and become more comfortable with his surroundings. He is now at ODC three days per week, working and eating his lunch alongside his co-workers. He is participating in ODC’s day services, which has introduced him to a variety of community activities – he enjoys choosing where he wants to go and what he wants to do.
These gradual but remarkable changes are evident in Brent’s smiling, excited face as he walks through the ODC door… you now know that Brent is happy just to be there.
Congratulations, Brent, on your nomination for ODC’s 2016 Personal Achievement Award!