Speak Up videos and posters

We are pleased to introduce our wonderful talent, their family and carers. We will progressively launch videos of some of the talent featured below following their introduction on Facebook – you will then find a link to their video below their profile. All video links will give you access to closed captions, in Auslan and languages.

Speakup

Janelle

Janelle is an Assistant Principal in a Primary school and a running addict.

 

Pippa and Shea

Pippa and Shea

Pippa and Shea have been BFFLs (Best Friends For Life) since they were 4 and dance together in their hip hop crew Inkrewsive.

 

Ahmed

Ahmed

Ahmed is known as "Liquid Nails" and has represented Australia at multiple Paralympic games. 

 

Frank and Elvis the dog

Frank, Elvis [the dog] and his carer Dee

Frank’s whole world is his dogs, King Charles Cavaliers, Patch and Elvis who hang out on him or around his neck when he travels about. 

 

Luke

Luke

Luke is a visual artist with incredible talent, and works at La Trobe University.

 

Chloe

Chloe

Chloe is living her dream through autism advocacy work, acting, and performing.

 

Carly

Carly

Carly is an Australian writer and speaker and released her first book ‘Say Hello’ in January 2019. 

 

Matt

Matt

Matt represented Australia in Rugby at the 2016 Paralympics.

 

Callee

Callee and her mum Debbie

Callee is one of 10 - 20 girls in Australia who share the rare condition, Aicardi Syndrome.  She uses AAC to help facilitate communication, as well as minimal spoken word, which she does with love, laughter and joy.

 

Shinayer

Shainayer

At only 19, Shainayer pushed through numerous experiences of bullying in her small Aboriginal community in NSW but that hasn’t kept her from pursuing a life that she wants.

 

Tiara

Tiara

Tiara loves literature, especially anything to do with the LGBTQ community. As a Non-Binary femme they’re passionate about the many different marginalised segments to which they belong.

 

Corey

Corey

Corey is a school student who is completing his education. He has an absolute passion for learning to fly and enjoys the indescribable feeling of being behind the controls of an aircraft.

 

Maya

Maya

Maya is a para athletics athlete and an active social and environmental justice supporter.

 

Ricky

Ricky

Ricky is legally blind and loves to play the Double Bass – especially anything Johnny Cash, Elvis Rockabilly and Country Blues/Jazz. 

 

Travis

Travis

Travis has so much interest in Disney movies – his nickname is now “Disney”.