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Scott Taylor (he/him)

LIVED EXPERIENCE
Disability

KEY INFORMATION

Place of Birth: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Current location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Age: 33 years old
Language/s: English only
LGBTQIA+: No
NDIS Participant: Yes
Diagnoses: Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy
Healthcare Access: Primary Health Care, Allied Health, Secondary and Tertiary care

BIO

Scott Taylor is a passionate and experienced disability advocate, diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy from birth. Scott uses a wheelchair to navigate everyday life. Scott has been a participant of the NDIS since its beginning in 2013 and since May 2019 he has gone from living a life reliant on the support of his family to living a life of independence that was once beyond his wildest imagination. He now lives in Sydney full time which allows him to set his own destinations, goals and ultimately massive dreams which he continues to achieve. Scott previously worked for technology giant Apple and currently works permanent part-time for a disability service provider, which allows him to keep up to date with what’s happening across the disability sector. Scott's advocacy has been systemic and broad, from sharing his story with many people in the disability community and sector, to State and Federal Ministers of Parliament. Scott was a guest on Kurt Fearnley's podcast called “A Nation Changed”. Scott enjoys giving back and engaging with the community to ensure that all of us - regardless of our situation and circumstances - can go on to live a life of their choice.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Speaking at events, including Disability Expos, on his lived experience and NDIS journey

  • Interviewed by Kurt Fearnley as part of a podcast which he put together called “A Nation Changed”.

  • Advocated to multiple MPs, including Stuart Robert, Senator Hollie Hughes, Jordan Steel-John and current NDIS Minister Bill Shorten, sharing my life story and NDIS journey.

  • While working for Apple Scott was asked to share his life journey as a person with disability when Apple marked Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD

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