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Jordan’s Story

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Jordan’s Story

Complex Needs: Adult Learning Disability and Autism Day Activity Services

Jordan, attends a Praxis Care Day Service in North Dublin. Here he shares his story:

Jordan Taaffe is pictured with Finian McGrath, Minister of State for Disability Services, at the opening of the Clongriffin Day Service.

‘For me Praxis Care is the right choice, definitely the right choice’

“I currently live at home in Castlemoyne with my parents and two brothers. Before Praxis Care I attended a school in Donaghmede until the age of 14, before attending another Day Service in North Dublin.  I was then referred to Praxis Care when I was 18 years old by the Health Service Executive (HSE).

‘Over the past year my biggest challenge has been using public transport; I used to get really nervous and would have panic attacks. Praxis Care staff have helped me to overcome this by getting on the bus with me and teaching me how to cope with the journey. Now I am able to travel on my own.

Praxis Care has also supported me in becoming more independent and has helped me with the practical things in life such as looking after myself and getting a job as a handyman. The staff have also helped me to become more involved in the community and take part in social activities where I have made friends.

Praxis Care has given me opportunities that weren’t possible before. I get to do more with my life; I attend different courses, do voluntary work and help some of the schemes with recycling. A hobby of mine is performing rap music and Praxis has helped me to get work in the local radio station. They have made a huge, huge difference to my life. For me, Praxis is the right choice, definitely the right choice.”

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