Sal's Story

I started out working in the construction industry and when that came to an end wanted to do something I felt passionate about.  That lead me to the Certificate IV in Disability (and where I first met Jess).

Working for a couple of years as a support worker, I would take customers on holidays, assist in supported accommodation and lead leisure and recreation activities.   I loved being part of the lives of the customers, pushing their boundaries and help them get away from “the formula”.  I hate to see people sitting around doing nothing.  

In 2016 I obtained a spinal cord injury and ended up in wheelchair.  It was very traumatic for a couple of years and while in rehabilitation I transitioned into the NDIS.  When I got home, I took some time to figure out what I really needed and contacted a support coordinator who helped me achieve it.

I’m so excited to be part of the team that builds the Ablelink dream.  I feel with what I’ve encountered in life with my own disability I can give back to help people achieve in the way that I have received.

In my spare time I travel all over Melbourne visiting friends and family in my specially modified car and go to the gym as often as possible to smash out my physio!