Life # 28 - Shanai from Tweed Heads


This month, the Autopact team would like to do something kind for a teenager who has been having a difficult time.


Shanai is 17 years old and suffers from an intellectual learning disability, anxiety and ADHD. She struggles to make friends so tends to just spend time with her family. Her mum is on a disability pension, and they both live with her grandma.


Her mum is doing everything she can to help her. Shanai sees a psychologist each week to help with her anxiety, and her mum is also trying to help her gain life skills. 


Shanai recently got her Learner's Permit, which is a major achievement for her. Her mum has been trying to pay for lessons for her at special driving schools called Street Wise that caters for students who need a greater level of support and guidance. The staff are specially trained and Shanai has been making good progress with them. But her mum can’t afford to keep paying for the lessons.

Shanai and her mum have been through a lot and we would like to help make life a little bit easier for them.

With your help, we would love to pay for some driving lessons for Shanai.

What We Need

Donations towards driving lessons - This would be a huge help to Shanai and make a big difference to her life, so please help if you can. If you'd like to make a donation, please click the link below to let us know. Autopact will match all staff donations up to $1000