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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Dreaming big - changing lives of young people with intellectual disability

Seventeen young people with intellectual disability were inspired to think about their dream life and work future last Saturday in Sydney.

Hosted by Nathan Basha, of NB* - No Barriers, and led by media personality Anna Crotti, the workshop helped everyone who attended to think about what could be possible for their life and gave them practical skills for their work future. Each person left with a CV and clear goals, setting them on a path to fulfilling careers.

Most young people with intellectual disability do not get the same life opportunities as other young people without disability and this includes employment opportunities.

This workshop was designed to inspire young people to start to think differently and to motivate them and their families and friends to dream big and consider that anything is possible.

NB* wants to take action and get people the jobs they want. Last month Nathan spoke to business leaders at an NAB Call to Action Luncheon where he asked people to consider employing someone with an intellectual disability. Nathan will be following up on this Call to Action and is extending his call to anyone in the corporate sector.

Seventeen people are now inspired and ready to knock on corporate doors demanding jobs. This is just the beginning of a generational change and NB* looks forward to inspiring others and making this change happen. This workshop was made possible from a Run Project grant Nathan received from My Choice Matters.

If you’d like to learn more about employing someone in your organisation or if you would like Nathan to come and speak, please contact
If you are a person with intellectual disability or family member and are interested to hear more about the workshop, please contact

Nathan Basha
Nathan Basha is young man who might happen to have Down syndrome but he says, “That’s not who I am”. 

NB*’s mission is to deliver presentations that inspire all people to achieve their potential. Through engaging with the corporate sector and the broader community, Nathan aims to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability.

Click here to read more about Nathan Basha.

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