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International advocate and DSAN Chair Michael Sullivan is passionate about being a voice for people with disability. He shares why it is important to speak out about important issues.
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Day 21: Michael

International advocate and DSAN Chair Michael Sullivan is passionate about being a voice for people with disability. He shares why it is important to speak out about important issues. Read More

NDIS Assessments

Thursday, 11 March 2021  ‘We’re People, Not Numbers’  Disability Groups Plea with MPs to Halt New Assessment Model  An unprecedented alliance of disability representatives, providers and advocates will today urge their elected representatives to press pause on plans which would undermine the integrity of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. … Read More

Day 13: Rohan

42-year-old Rohan Fullwood worked at McDonalds for almost 20 years before deciding to retire last year. Now he has an exciting new job he is looking forward to starting. Read More

Day 20: Jason

Jason had worked at a big fast-food chain in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for five years when COVID-19 changed everything. Not only did they have to stop work for a little while, all of Jason’s social activities stopped too. Fortunately, he still got to keep his job, just some of the tasks changed. Jason shares his story for World Down Syndrome Day 2021. Read More

Day 19: Alannah

24-year-old Alannah lives with her parents in regional Victoria. She has worked hard to get her L plates and her goal is to one day have a full licence. Alannah shares how having a licence will help her stay connected to her community and live with independence. Read More

Day 18: Olivia

Olivia Sidhu from Sydney has a bright outlook for her future. She is working hard to achieve her goals and wants to make a positive difference to her community. Read More

Day 17: Peter

Artist Peter Rowe says being connected to your community is very important. He shares what it has been like to stay connected this past year during COVID-19, and how he has continued to work on creative projects. Read More

Day 16: Adam

Adam says triplets, like any type of relationship, are just the same. He says what makes the relationship with his brothers extra special is that he has Down syndrome. Read More

Day 15: Ellen

Ellen Maher works as an office assistant for Coates Hire at their head office in Mascot. Over two and a half years she has learnt a range of new skills and has become a valuable member of the team. Read More

Day 14: Steve

Artist Steve Canning lives in regional Victoria, and didn't let the pandemic stop him from creating new work or staying connected to his friends. Read More

Day 9: Sam

22-year-old Sam Stubbs is well known in his local community of Jervis Bay, working at two different jobs and volunteering at the Bombers Footy Club. Sam shares why working is so important for young people to learn new skills and become more independent. Read More

Day 1: Aden

Aden Clarke has been a member of the North Cronulla Surf Club since he was 5 years old. He shares how he has stayed connected to his community through the club. Read More

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