Neville’s travel training

Over the past six weeks, Mercy Connect staff and participant Neville have been undertaking travel training on the local Albury/Wodonga public transport so Neville is able to get to programs at SITE Wodonga.

It started with Neville catching three buses from Lavington to Wodonga on a Tuesday where he progressed from support from Mercy Connect staff to doing it himself.

Once Neville started to understand how the bus system worked, travel days included a Friday, travelling from Wodonga to Lavington. Neville progressed from support from staff to again being able to do it himself.

Staff used a range of supports to aid Neville in his travel training, including the process of two coloured lanyards. A different colour was used for each different travel day and picture cards were used to assist in his steps to catch the bus.

In his own words, Neville was excited to catch the bus as he likes meeting new people.

This is a great community access and hopefully will give Neville the skills to catch the bus to other places in our local community.