In The Media | 26 May 2016

Wodonga disability advocates Jen Tait and Toni Reeves | member for Indi Cathy McGowan | National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout 2017

BORDER mums are taking the disability service system to task in a heartfelt plea to Canberra.

Wodonga disability activist and mum to a son with autism, Jen Tait, and Gateway Health’s Community Inclusion and Population Health manager and mum to a son with a disability, Toni Reeves, have put their concerns on the public record.

Ms Tait wrote a moving letter to the member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, seeking a fair go for people living with disabilities on the Border.

“All people with disabilities should have the opportunity to choose and create a good life in the community free of control by services and organisations, able to live interdependently, with quality links in community where they are known, seen, valued and have meaningful relationships with people outside of the service system,” Ms Tait wrote.

Source: The Border Mail