Researcher: And what does that bring to your life, being able to get out and about in the community?
Young Person (22 years) Well, it makes me feel a bit more independent, to be able to go out and do things that I want to be able to do.
Researcher: How do you create independence here at home for yourself?
Young Person (22 years): I guess just going out on my own, getting a taxi on my own. Being moved out –we’ve got a garage room and that’s more removed from the house, so I’ve got my own entrance and exit and I can go out without telling someone, if I wanted.
Researcher: What would having a job mean to you?
Young Person (25 years old): More acceptance for myself, next time people see another person with a disability in the street they might not write them off straight away, they’ll give them a chance to prove themselves like I wanted. Even if I didn’t get that myself I feel that it might make it easier for someone else to follow along my path or to just don’t care what people think and just do what you want to do.