Bobby's story is part of the Inclusion Ready Projects's What's my Story? Digital stories of inclusion. This series of videos aim to raise awareness about inclusion and the opportunities of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants to support inclusion activities in communities.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is looking to fund creative, innovative, accessible and inclusive projects for people with disability in your community. CSIA is partnering with NDS to help you, your organisation and your community better understand inclusion and the related Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grants.
My name is Bobby Pate and I go to Ambrose Treacy College at Indooroopilly.
I like painting, I like to hang out with my friends.
Bobby Brings an incredible amount of energy wherever he goes. Always looking on the positive side of life. He loves to be involved in everything and connecting with people. Often he will arrange different dinners without me knowing that people are arriving for dinner.
Some people might be a bit confronted about how to include him, but when it is done you know the light up that he gets in his eye from, you know, achieving whatever it is, it’s incredible.
You know I think that that’s really what we want for him to be out there giving it all a go.
Sport is fun. I compete in swimming. I like to win and win the race. I sometimes get a medal after swimming ends.
I love going to school. I like English, religion and hospitality.
Inclusion starts in the school and that’s where the changes for society will come from.
I think one of the great things about Bobby’s inclusion at school is the relationships between his peers in terms of his social development, but also the educational benefits and the learning benefits for those around him.
What inclusion brings to a child’s life with a disability is just incredible. But what it brings to everybody around them as well is also quite beautiful.