GLEN Pudney is more than capable of making his own decisions about his life, and he believes he should have the power to do so.
The Tahmoor resident, 29, believes the current shift in disability services which gives individuals more input into how they manage their disability is a good thing.
"With the person-centred approach it allows me to have my choice of what I want to do," Mr Pudney said.
This new approach will be the focus of the Macarthur Disability Expo at Campbelltown Civic Hall on Thursday, October 11.
The expo, organised by the Macarthur Disability Network, includes a public forum on person-centred approaches and information stalls.
Steering committee member Patrick Vasquez, from Macarthur Disability Services, said it would give people from Macarthur who had a disability, and their families, the opportunity to see what kind of services and options were available to them.
Mr Vasquez said the model encouraged people with a disability to decide for themselves what kinds of support and services they used.
"The person-centred approach is a way of working that will give people with a disability a much more individualised service and more input," he said.
"We've had to look at our service at Macarthur Disability Services and what we need to do to be more flexible so we can turn it into a more person-centred delivery option.
"That will mean we can really help people achieve their aspirations and dreams."
Details: Macarthur Disability Expo will be held at Campbelltown Civic Hall from 10am to 2pm on Thursday, October 11. For more information phone 4621 8400.