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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Working lives

People with Down syndrome quietly demonstrate their commitment to their jobs, and their desire to work, everyday. Here are two instances of people who are doing it in a more public way this week:
  • Australian Young People’s Human Rights Medal nomination
Nathan Basha has been nominated as a finalist for an Australian Human Rights Award. Finalists were shortlisted from 29 nominations from across Australia  for the category of Young People’s Human Rights Medal.  His nomination citation reads 
Nathan Basha for his tireless commitment to improving the life experience of people with disability, particularly promoting equal opportunity in employment.
The awards will be presented tomorrow evening (10th December) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, in Sydney.  
Good luck Nathan, and congratulations on your well-deserved nomination.  Have a wonderful evening.
Matthew, VATTA, 8th December 2014
... It all depends on your job and your schedule. Having a job where your schedule changes each day can be hard, but ... Your boss might be watching you and they love to see how hard of a worker you are ...
This is the first in a series of VATTA (Voices at the Table Advocacy - a committee of the Canadian Down Syndrome Society) blog posts on a 'working life' - we'll be watching out for the rest of the series with great interest.

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