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Shona Robertson speaks at UN
28 May 2012
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The 21st of March was International Down Syndrome

Day. This date - 21/3 - represents the three copies of

chromosome 21, which is unique to people with Down

Syndrome. This year On Track employee Shona

Robertson spoke at the UN in New York for the first ever

international conference on Down Syndrome.

Shona is employed through On Track’s social enterprises

at Kirra Hill Community Centre and also volunteers at the

office of Justine Elliott, MP. On Track’s Disability Housing

and Support Initiative supports Shona to live

independently in the community

Shona is the daughter of On Track Director Derek

Robertson and she is a strong advocate for the NDIS

and the ‘Every Australian Counts Campaign’. Shona was

one of 8 self advocates who were invited to speak at this

conference titled ‘Building the Future’ and she went

carrying the message that everyone deserves choice

and opportunity. Shona has been invited

to speak again in Capetown, South Africa later in 2012.

 

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Education Health Justice Recovery Rural/Regional disability Down NDIS Syndrome UN
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