Hi, my name is Leigh. I am a board member of Community Disability Alliance Hunter and the NSW Disability Council.
I believe people with disability should have a strong voice and should have choice and control as we are experts in our own lives. I’m a champion for reaching my goals and dreams. When I make a goal, I commit to it and stick to it.
I have Down Syndrome which is an intellectual disability but I don’t focus on my disability, I focus on my abilities. I believe that people with disability should have dreams and goals and to lead an ordinary and rewarding life. I love making dreams happen and to inspire and empower other people with disability.
I enjoy going to the gym and keeping fit and healthy. I love cooking, taking selfies and Facebook. One day soon, what I would really love is to be in a relationship.
Something only a few people know about me is that I am a wedding MC. I’m a Karaoke King. I sing in the shower and sometimes I talk to myself especially in front of a mirror. That’s how I learnt how to be a motivational speaker.
I am interested in mentoring and I can offer:
how to become a strong self-advocate and speak up for yourself.
how to set your goals high…reach for the sky…and how to stick to those goals until you get there, even through the ups and downs.
how to ask people for something to get the result you are after.
how to develop the confidence to be a public speaker.
A video about the NDIS and the importance of peer support. Made by people with intellectual disability for people with intellectual disability.