Shailaja – meaning and motivation

20 August 2018

Shailaja is an educator at People With Disability Australia in Sydney, teaching women with intellectual disability about respectful relationships. “I’ve been really blessed to work with a very helpful and understanding team,” she says.

For Shailaja, work is more than just about being independent, it’s also about fulfilment and pursuing a passion. “Working is not just working,” she says. “It’s doing something that’s meaningful, and that’s something I’m passionate about.”

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About these films

These films demonstrate the strengths and contributions that people with disability can, with the right support, bring to their workplace.

The films were produced by Mainstream and Me, a project of Council for Intellectual Disability and Inclusion Australia.

Thank you to Carmel, Ben, Angus, Shailaja, Jess, Alex, Sam, Alanna and Adam for sharing their stories. And thank you to filmmakers Grace Vaughan and Jason King.

These films were funded by the NDIS through the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) National Readiness Grants.

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