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Narissa’s Speaking

“If you can SEE your life, you can DIRECT it, LEAD it and LIVE it.”

Narissa was born and raised in the rural and remote town of Mount Isa, Queensland. Having passion for life and making the most of every minute, she has paved herself an incredible journey. Being born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and given a life expectancy of 15 years of age, Narissa’s ability to get out and about has been via a wheelchair and is dependant on breathing devices. She is passionate and committed to challenging preconceived attitudes and stigmas of people with disabilities.

Narissa moved south in 2004 to the Sunshine Coast where she completed a Bachelors degree in Information Technology (e-commerce &; design). In 2007, Narissa completed the Sunshine Coast Youth Partnership’s, Future Leader’s program. A leader in her own right, she has worked with leading media and design agencies, been self employed, lived independently and broken barriers for people with a disabilities.

Frameworks & Strategies
to become a self advocates and manager for your own services

Where life meets budgets
creative ways to make your supports and life happen

A personal journey
living with a neuromuscular condition and the tools needed to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

If you want your audience to leave ready to tackle anything – get in touch with Narissa!

Some of Narissa’s previous events:

  • Women of the World Festival, 2015
  • Life Without Limits – Neuromuscular Conference 2015, Auckland
  • QLD Disability State Conference, 2014
  • Griffith University NDIS Symposium, 2014
  • Self Direction Groups, 2011