Two-year-old Murray Rodgers loves his swing, socialising and making messes withpaint, glitter and shaving cream.
Murray also has a life-limiting undiagnosed genetic condition that causes deafness and seizures, and means he struggles to sit upright or move his arms and legs.
Shoalhaven not-for-profit Noah's Inclusion Services gives Murray the opportunity to spend as much time as possible doing the things that make him smile.
Mum Julia Rodgers said she began taking Murray to Noah's last year, after calling to ask for help connecting to services.
"They recommended a playgroup called Little Steps - it's fantastic," she said.
"It gave Murray an outlet to interact with other kids in a hyper-facilitated environment, which is what he needs.
"They know about hearing loss, they do signing for him, they know how to help put his [cochlear implants] back in and they bring in sensory toys.
"He mightn't communicate the way we do, but he loves to get out, and it was challenging to know where to go."
Julia said Noah's was a lifeline to a supportive community she didn't know existed.
"When you have a child with a disability, while they go through normal things, they also go through things that are completely different," she said.
"[Noah's] help you find the great community that is out there and ready to help you. A lot of the staff have been in the same predicament and know how to help, or forward you on to other services."
Life can be unpredictable in the Rodgers household, and Julia said Noah's went above and beyond to support their family.
"Because Murray's condition is life-limiting, he's been put into palliative care," she said.
"Going through that was really difficult. One thing that makes Murray happy is occupational therapy. He has a lycra swing and a big pillow that he bounces up and down on.
"When Noah's found out [what had been happening] they surrounded us. We got every cancellation as an appointment for Murray.
"Things like that makes sure Murray's not just living his life, he's enjoying it."
In November, Noah's is holding a fundraiser, called Noah's Challenge. Members of he community are invited to get together with friends and family to complete a short challenge course on the banks of the Shoalhaven River. All funds raised will help Noah's Inclusion Services to provide services and support for local children with disabilities and their families. Register at www.noahschallenge.com.au or call (02) 4423 5022 for more information.