Josh and Norma joined Kudoz to shake up the day-to-day routine. Josh goes on an experience at least once a month. Norma and Josh’s worker have been using Kudoz to help Josh step out of his comfort zone and try new things. Norma shares, “It’s all about growth. We want to see that with Josh. Every time you repeat something, you gain something.” But Norma knows that to get the most out of Kudoz it’s also about what you do outside of experiences, “To gain from Kudoz, we need to add our piece. We don’t want it to be a repeat, the same old. Each time he does it, we add a bit more, like a challenge.” Those challenges range from getting books on German cuisine to watching dance videos online.
The challenges also continue with the experiences Josh is choosing. Recently, he went on the billiards experience. He had placed pool before, but never in a pool hall. Josh and his worker headed downtown to meet the host, Justin. The pool hall was noisy and filled with people, something that usually causes a bit of stress for Josh. But Josh has grown accustomed to being a bit uncomfortable as part of his growth and learning and Norma knows just how far she can nudge Josh for change. “It’s good that Josh is open now to new experiences that he wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to go on.”
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Having courage means pushing yourself and feeling proud. Be brave and do something that made you nervous. Like Norma says, "we don’t want it to be a repeat, the same old, so each time we do Kudoz, we add a bit more, like a challenge."volume_up