Inclusion Comes From Acceptance
About Our Podcast – SameSame Different – This Is Western Sydney
This podcast series leverages the beauty, richness and uniqueness of cultural diversity, and highlight the triumph and strength of participants who represent cultural diversity. We seek to highlight the triumphs and shared humanity across cultural groups through our podcast series, to break the stereotype of the quintessential Australian, and strengthen and improve attitudes towards cultural diversity.
Meet Lucy Reggio. Lucy joins Western Sydney MRC on our new venture of the discovery of Western Sydney and its rich diversity through storytelling and the amazing world of podcasts. Lucy has an Italian heritage and is a champion and advocate in the disability sector.
She is President and Founder of the Special Needs Ability Program Providers (SNAPP), and Catena, organisations supporting people with disabilities in sports.
Lucy’s son Alex was one of only a handful of people in Australia to be diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder Robinow Syndrome.
In this episode, she shares what inspired her to start SNAPP and how her personal life experience with disability has been a key driver for her – giving her the ability to see the challenges of programs that cater to the needs of ‘normal’ children without the individualised programming required for children living with a disability.