Catherine is a well known and highly regarded community leader. Born blind Catherine is committed to sharing her experiences as a person with disability in the hope that we focus on what is common to all people rather than our differences.
Catherine has extensive experience in written and spoken communications and is committed to people with disability participating in the community in all the ways they choose to, enjoying the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers.
Catherine has a Bachelor of Communications (University of Newcastle 1995) and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (2012). She is a regular speaker and peer facilitator at conferences and workshops.
For twenty years, Jenny has worked across the non-government and government sectors in pursuit of inclusion. Her background is capacity building and advocacy with people with disability, primarily with Aboriginal organisations in Central Australia. Prior to joining the CDAH Team, Jenny worked for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as a Planner and Local Area Coordinator. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) but don’t hold that against her. Jenny has managed aged, disability and advocacy services and combines grassroots experience with policy and project expertise.
A video about the NDIS and the importance of peer support. Made by people with intellectual disability for people with intellectual disability.