Domenic - From very shy to speechmaker!
Domenic started at NOVA Transition Katoomba half way through 2010. He was a shy, softly spoken young man who struggled to clearly say what he wanted to say.
One of his interests was sport, especially football. To accommodate his individual interest, NOVA Katoomba started a footy tipping competition between trainees and staff. It was Domenic’s job to email staff about upcoming games then communicate the results after the weekend. Staff would seek him out to discuss football and to put in their week’s tips. This made him more comfortable at NOVA. He became more talkative, began greeting people when he saw them and joking with others.
Domenic’s growth was so strong during his time at NOVA Transition that he actually gave a speech to 50-odd people at a NOVA Katoomba Open Day. He also began to thrive in his work-experience placements.
With the help of his NOVA employment consultant, Domenic gained employment at a school working in a variety of roles including administration, the library, and helping out with sport. He enjoys the work and is known for his patience with the younger children and their reading. He’s currently employed 22 hours per week and working towards a traineeship in Certificate II, Administration.
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