Customer Rights & Empowerment Practitioner, Yooralla
In her current role at Yooralla, Jeanette focuses on the rights & empowerment, participation and personal development of people with disabilities. She was born in Malaysia and is of Chinese origin and migrated to Australia with her family when she was seven years old. She has lived with a physical disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy since childhood and has had much experience with the disability service system both personally and professionally.
Jeanette was the Co-founder and Chairperson of DARE (Disability Action Rights & Equality), Co-founder & Coordinator of the Parents with a Disability Community Network and has developed several of Yooralla’s Peer Support and Self-Advocacy Programs.
She has a psychology degree and a social work degree and also has postgraduate qualifications in family therapy and workplace training and assessment. She has a strong commitment to promoting the rights and empowerment of people with disabilities in all areas of life.
Jeanette has found ways to support human rights causes locally and overseas and has done voluntary work with asylum seekers in Melbourne as a case manager, and travelled to Vanuatu to provide training to people with disability and workers and helped set up a disability rights network.
Thursday 1st September, 2016: 3:30am - 5:30am
This special multi-media event marks the 30th anniversary of funded disability advocacy in Victoria. We will be reminded of the campaigns and personalities that have been telling the story of disability advocacy, how integral these were in building a rich history, and how this strong foundation is what we build on to create a future where rights are respected for all.