CripChat Australia

Hosted by Jonathan Shar, David Daoud, Ibby Dee, and David Cunningham with Guests

Episode 113: Being a Company Director with a Disability CripChat Australia

CripChat Australia is produced and delivered by Australian Disability​, it aims to educate, entertain and inform the general community how they can help us create a more accessible and inclusive society for people with disabilities, their friends, and family. Hosted by Jonathan Shar, David Daoud, Ibby Dee, and Guests Content Warning: This podcast may include content unsuitable for children who have not been exposed to people with disabilities-related themes and issues that are sometimes expressed by using coarse language or outdated terms. Fairness, Dignity and Equality 1. Tell our audience a bit about yourself and your reasons for wanting to become a director and then vice-president of Australian disability ltd? 2. What prior experience did you have to bring to your roles in the boardroom of Australia disability ltd? 3. Being a person with vision impairment being blind from a motor vehicle accident in your late teenaged years, how do you manage to cope with the governance requirements of being a director & vice-president of an Australian company? 4. When have you dealt with a challenge in your time so far as a director and vice-president of Australian disability ltd? How did you manage to resolve it? 5. What kind of support are available for people with disabilities in Australia who wish to? Join a board of a company? 6. In your opinion, what kind of qualities, attributes, knowledge, and experience should a person with a disability have before becoming a director of a company in Australia? 7. Finally in your perspective, what would be your vision for people with disabilities when it comes to our role in corporate governance of our disability community and support service sector? — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cripchatau/message
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  4. Episode 110: People with Disabilities and the Federal Budget 2022
  5. Episode 109: Scams and people with disabilities in Australia

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CripChat Podcast​ is a podcast produced and delivered by Australian Disability​, it aims to educate, entertain and inform the general community how they can help us create a more accessible and inclusive society for people with disabilities, their friends and family.

Hosted by Jonathan Shar, David Daoud, Ibby Dee and Timothy Lachlan
Content Warning: This podcast may include content unsuitable for children who have not been exposed to people with disabilities related themes and issues that are sometimes expressed by using coarse language or outdated terms.

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Episode 111: Patients with Disabilities and Prolonged COVID-19 Illnesses Part 1 – Patients with ME & CFS having Prolonged or Long COVID-19 Illness with Special Guest Contributor, Eliza Charley, Author

Summary CripChat Australia is produced and delivered by Australian Disability​, it aims to educate, entertain and inform the general community how they can help us create a more accessible and inclusive society for people with disabilities, their friends, and family.   Hosted by Jonathan Shar, David Daoud, Ibby Dee, and Eliza Charley Content Warning: This […]

Episode 110: People with Disabilities and the Federal Budget 2022

Summary CripChat Australia is produced and delivered by Australian Disability, it aims to educate, entertain and inform the general community how they can help us create a more accessible and inclusive society for people with disabilities, their friends, and family.   Hosted by Jonathan Shar, David Daoud, Ibby Dee, and David Cunningham Content Warning: This […]

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Our Hosts

Jonathan Shar

Jonathan Shar is currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts (Social Justice) degree at Macquarie University.

Jonathan has complete 2 mentoring programs, Ignition and Emerge which were run jointly by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and ING Australia.

Jonathan also runs his own charity, Australian Disability that looks to build a  better society by reclaiming disability as an identity.

David Daoud

David Daoud is a proud husband and father from Lebanese background. His determination has helped him overcome the many challenges he faced in losing his sight as a young adult and he is actively involved in advocating for the inclusion of people living with vision impairment.

​David was born in Sydney and grew up in the Inner West area with his three brothers and sister. He had planned on a career as an IT engineer but a car accident in 2000 left him completely blind and changed his life. He still has a passion for technology, especially assistive technology that allows him to be as independent as possible.

David is currently a Community Connector with the Physical Disability Council of NSW NDIS ILC Peer Support Project (Liverpool). He accesses disability support services for community participation and has been with the same provider for over 10 years. 

David Cunningham

David Cunningham has cerebral palsy, dystonia and partial blindness and resides in SDA Housing in Western Sydney, NSW.

He identifies as Gay and has a professional background in communication and advocacy.

He holds training certificates in Community Leadership, Advanced Negotiation Skills, Corporate Governance, Advocacy, Public Speaking and Mentoring amongst others and has served on numerous Disability Support Service Sector Boards and Committees.

David has served three terms as a Justice of the Peace (JP) and is a Graduate of the Australian Government’s Leaders for Tomorrow Program – A National Disability Leadership Initiative of the Rudd/Gillard Labor Government.

He is responsible for guiding the production of the CripChat Australia Venture Project and the Business Development efforts of the Australian Disability Ltd.

Ibby Dee

Abrahim is passionate about helping the community become more accessible for people with disabilities. Abrahim was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder at the age of 5 and when his leg muscles became weaker he began to use a powered wheelchair at the age of 15.

​From 2011- 2017 Abrahim has worked in several organisations mainly in administration. He has recently become an ambassador for Ability Links NSW and uses this role in promoting inclusion for people with disabilities and from the CALD community. ​

Since 2017 he has attended all the training which DDA have offered: Introduction to Peer Support, Peer Facilitation and Peer Mentoring. This led him to do more work with Diversity and Disability Alliance as a co researcher for the evaluation team and as a co-facilitator in DDA training.​

Abrahim has a number of qualifications, including the Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) and the Master of Business and Commerce from Western Sydney University, Diploma of Leadership and Management from Evocca College and a Certificate IV in Customer Engagement from Managed Corporate Outcomes Pty Ltd.​

Abrahim is a member of the alumni group for Western Sydney University and Wheelchair Sports NSW. He is also a member of two peer support groups, the Liverpool Peer Support Group and the former Blacktown Peer Support Group, which is run by the Physical Disability Council of NSW.

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