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Monday, 20 August 2012

My Great Big Adventure: Disability, ABC3, 4.40pm Saturday, August 25

Hosted by ABC3's Kayne Tremills, My Great Big Adventure tackles some of the most pressing issues kids face today, such as bullying, family conflict and everyday stress. 

By sharing real stories from kids and celebrities, the series sends a message that, no matter how difficult the challenge, with the right tools there's always a way to make your own big adventure better. 

My Great Big Adventure:  Disability, ABC3, 4.40pm Saturday, August 25

Approximately 1 in 5 people in Australia are living with a disability. While we know disability can hinder people in certain ways, we can also celebrate the fact that it enhances them in others. Living with a disability is not something to fear or shy away from - amazing potential is present in all of us, no matter what our capabilities! We explore what disability is, what it means for people, and discover the great achievements made by people and groups with disabilities.
In this episode, Kayne hangs out with Tom Green from Dance Academy, and his younger brother Ethan who has Down Syndrome - we get to see what it's like being part of the Green family, and what it means to have a sibling with a disability.
Kayne also meets a couple of incredible elite athletes 14-year-old wheelchair racer Rheed McCracken and paralympic champion Kurt Fearnley. Rheed and Kurt talk about what disability really means to them, and how they've pushed and challenged themselves to achieve their dreams of becoming champions!


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