Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2023
Other lifeboats in the ocean

Mon 4 Sept 2023 | 10am - 4:30pm

Caitlin Syer

Photo of Caitlin Syer, Member, Victorian Disability Advisory Council

Member, Victorian Disability Advisory Council

Caitlin Syer is a young woman with intellectual disability and dyspraxia. Caitlin thinks that people with intellectual disability have limited opportunities, especially in areas of education and employment, something she is passionate to change to bring about a more inclusive Victoria.

Caitlin works at the Behavioural Insight division at Victorian Public Sector Commission and at Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre. She is the Co-founder of Enable, an education platform for Instructors in the Fitness/recreation Industry. Caitlin has published several articles in Australia and the UK helping to create more inclusive fitness centres.

Caitlin sits on the Knox Disability Advisory Council. She is passionate about the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport and is a proud football player for Mazenod Panthers all -abilities.


Shiver me timbers! Advocacy and inclusion

Monday 4th September, 2023: 10:15am - 11:10am

The systems juggernaut has been in dry docks for some time while inspection and investigation has been underway.  Unfortunately, too many rotting and split timbers were found, rendering her unseaworthy.  What repairs can be done to get her full steam ahead again?