Hannah’s role is to encourage and support services to increase inclusion in the community for the individuals who use their services. This is done through leading developmental evaluations, customising and facilitating learning and development sessions, as well as mentoring individual staff and teams.
Hannah’s formal involvement in the disability sector began in 2000, when she was working with children, young adults and their families, in a “hands on” support role. Over the intervening years Hannah has been privileged to have many opportunities to engage with people in a variety of ways. This has included working as a residential and vocational support worker, providing speech and language therapy, volunteering in the Cook Islands, and educating families.
Hannah believes each person associated with the disability sector has a wonderful opportunity - the chance to enhance another person’s quality of life. Sometimes this happens in small (and yet still so meaningful) ways, and sometimes with much grander gestures. Hannah believes this work is not about a person having a disability per se, but rather about being a good human being, who strives to live in a healthy and supportive community.
Hannah has a Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Psychology. Her areas of special interest include Autism Spectrum Disorders and New Zealand Sign Language.
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