Spinal Cord Injuries Australia’s (SCIA) CEO Dianne Lucas was featured in The CEO Magazine to talk about the challenge of convincing society to think outside of the false narratives that have been spun about disability, from their personality, outlook and their abilities.
For Dianne Lucas, CEO of Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA), it’s fundamental to the important work being done in the sector to educate individuals and companies on attitudes to people living with disability. “The biggest misconception we face is that what has happened to a particular individual is more than just an injury, that something else about them has changed,” she explains. “In the vast majority of cases, people can still do what they did before in every way, apart from aspects of getting around. People’s capabilities haven’t changed – they’re still the same person, able to do real work and participate in society the same way the rest of us can.”