two young adults with disabilities
Big Step in Quest for IndependenceExcitement and a few tears of joy are being shed at STEPS Pathways College this week as boarding student Morgan McCarthy moves out of Murphy House and into his own apartment with friend and fellow student Ariana Nioa. Moving into a first apartment is a thrilling and memorable time for anyone, but it is a particularly poignant moment for Morgan, his family and the STEPS Pathways College team who have now successfully graduated their entire first cohort of students into fully independent living.
Girl hugging dog
Ariana’s Pathway to SuccessAriana Nioa has embarked on the next chapter of her life, securing employment at Caloundra RSL, after graduating from STEPS Pathways College on the Sunshine Coast. The 25-year-old Maryborough woman has called the College home for the last two years, studying as a boarding student. For Ariana’s mum Anne, the experience has been life-changing.
STEPS Pathways College student graduation
Pathways College Celebrates Inaugural GraduationSTEPS Pathways College celebrated its inaugural graduation ceremony in 2019 with five of the College's original students reaching their goal of learning the skills to live independently. This milestone is a wonderful achievement for the whole community, made possible through the collaboration of so many people.
father and son hugging
Inside the Lee family's challenging but also wonderful world of living with autism“All he really knows is love – he just loves everyone, he’s got the purest heart. He’s a little boy with autism, but he’s a little boy first,” Jim Lee - father.

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