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Anna Nelson

Anna Nelson

I am Anna Nelson and I’m proud to have 31 years experience of unique physical function. As a result of birth injuries I have cerebral palsy. I am Student/Scholarship Advisor at AUT University, and Co-ordinator of the Diversityworks Peer Support Network for Diversityworks Trust. Both roles incorporate supporting individuals with disabilities to succeed in their studies and in the lives.

I’ve worked in similar roles for the past five years, previously at WINTEC in Hamilton, and as Community Worker at Auckland Disability Law. It would be great to think that, in the future, society will change and the ignorance surrounding the way people with impairments are treated will disappear and there will be a lot more respect for everyone in society. And I hope to be part of this change.