She wanted two birds, “two because they can speak each other’s language. I can’t speak their language”
San Maya Magar was born in Bhutan and fled to Nepal where she lived in a refugee camp from the age of 10. She arrived in Australia in 2017. She has an intellectual disability and lives in a rental property with her three children.
When San Maya was initially referred for services, she did not talk much. With the support of AMRC and workers who speak her language she receives NDIS and is able to participate more.
This year has been difficult in terms of increased risks for people with disabilities and isolation.
While talking about her interests, San Maya explained that she would like to get a pet. OT endorsed this idea since spending time with a pet would help to improve her quality of life and mental health.
The AMRC support worker helped her purchase 2 birds. She appears very happy when talking about the birds and enjoys looking after them.