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Meet Leigh

Leigh

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.

OUR CHOICE OUR VOICE: Talking About The NDIS

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