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Independence is a key goal of the National Disability Insurance Schemen (NDIS). Understanding how culture interacts with how independence is defined and what it looks like is critical to achieving person centred outcomes.

Caroline (Hyeon Sil) Lee

Caroline (Hyeon Sil) Lee is a passionate advocate for the rights of people living with disability to be valued, contributing members of the workforce and the community.  As a person with disability from a Korean background with over 10 years’ experience working in the community services sector, Caroline brings a wealth of insights, skills and knowledge to the Our Voice project

Background

Caroline was born in South Korea and came to Australia to further her education and her career as personal assistant/secretary. She was fascinated by the rich cultural diversity in Australia and has been happily living and working here for 25 years.  In 2014, Caroline changed careers to become a Linker with Ability Links NSW working to support people living with disability to improve their quality of life and community connection. This role provided opportunities for both professional and personal development. In 2015 Caroline became aware that she was a person living with hearing impairment and later, a person living with Autism Spectrum Disorder – Asperger’s Syndrome.

As an NDIS participant, Caroline is consistently building her own capacity to reach her potential and sustain employment in roles that support people living with disability to improve their quality of life and achieve genuine community inclusion.  She believes hearing from the experience of people living with disability can provide valuable insights and a deeper understanding of the needs and aspirations of people at risk of social and economic disadvantage.

 

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