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Planet Rachael: Food for thought over learning life skills

Wendy Johnson finds joy in Rachael’s efforts at cooking, despite her choice of recipes

Wendy Johnson finds joy in Rachael’s efforts at cooking, despite her choice of recipes

Having a learning disability or autism means that, in general, people find it harder to learn certain life skills.

As everyone is unique, problems experienced vary from person to person, but may include aspects such as learning new skills, communication, money management, scholastic work or personal care.

Rachael is one of the lucky ones as, with the help of her family and two support workers, she manages to live in her own flat, albeit with heavy input on skills such as money management and housekeeping.

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