Belonging to the Disability Services Advisory Council

Brad Mitchell1, Emily Reaper

1Member of the Disability Services Advisory Council for Life Without Barriers

Presentation:
Emily will interview Brad about being a member of the Disability Services Advisory Council (DSAC) for Life Without Barriers (LWB). This is a group of people with disability who meet with LWB Managers and Board. We talk about how we can create more choices and opportunities to live a life where we feel included and valued in our communities. Brad will talk about how DSAC has helped him build the confidence and skills to be an advocate for other people with intellectual disability. He will share his ideas about why it is good to have more people with disability in the workplace and how we can provide on-the-job training that suits people who learn in different ways. These are the issues he is passionate about. Brad is proud that LWB is acting on these and that he has been part of making that happen.I will be interviewed about being a member of the Disability Services Advisory Council (DSAC) for Life Without Barriers (LWB). This is a group of people with disability who meet with LWB Managers and Board. We talk about how we can create more choices and opportunities to live a life where we feel included and valued in our communities. I will talk about how DSAC has helped me build the confidence and skills to be an advocate for other people with intellectual disability. I will share my ideas about why it is good to have more people with disability in the workplace and how we can provide on-the-job training that suits people who learn in different ways. These are the issues I am passionate about. I am proud that LWB is acting on these and that I have been part of making that happen.


Biography:

Brad Mitchell is a member of the Disability Services Advisory Council for Life Without Barriers and its local group in Tasmania. Brad is a passionate advocate for creating more employment and suitable training opportunities for people with intellectual disability.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation working in more than 440 communities across Australia supporting just over 16,000 people living in their own homes or in residential houses that we manage. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness.