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Inspiring Change in Townsville

In May, I was fortunate to go on a speaking tour of Townsville. This was made possible through funding from CRU’s ‘Develop Your Leadership’ grant.


I presented to several organisations including Community Connection, Uniting Care, and House With No Steps. The presentations were also attended by people with disability and their families. I presented on my life and how I try to live my dream and follow my passion. I also talked about overcoming obstacles and the importance of having a communication system for people without speech. Stepping into a leadership role has been very empowering for me and I want to inspire others to do the same so that people with disability can effect more change in the sector and their communities. However it was also lovely to sneak in some sightseeing and food tasting too!


We visited the lovely Magnetic Island and drove around visiting friends and making and strengthening existing networks. Thanks again to CRU for the grant and my family and team for their support and hard work.


Rodney Mills.