Disability – The Lived Experience

Monash University, in conjunction with the City of Glen Eira as part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, proudly present Disability – The Lived Experience. Three presenters, all with a different lived experience of disability, will share their unique stories.

Date: Tuesday 8 October, 12–1pm
Venue: Marquee on the Green, Caulfield campus

A free light lunch will be provided. Registrations close 1 October.

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Guest speakers

Anat Bigos

Anat is a local resident of Glen Eira. Anat sustained a brain injury as a result of a car accident 15 years ago. Before her accident, Anat was living on her own, had just completed a double degree in Arts and Business and knew four languages. Anat has a positive attitude on life and looks at the good in everyone.

Mark Allan

Mark had a stroke 6 years ago in his sleep. It wasn’t until he woke up that he realised something was wrong. Mark went through extensive rehab and is now able to walk without a wheelchair and only use a stick. Mark loves to travel and watch sport and he's always wanting to keep busy.

Tamara Henschel

Tamara had a medical condition as a child that prevented her from learning well. As an adult, Tamara was diagnosed with an intellectual disability. Tamara has memory problems that affect how she lives and has adopted some great tools to help her live the life she wants to. Tamara is a local resident and greets everyone with a smile.