Image description: Jono giving a presentation on the NDIS at the Chisolm Institute.

Public Speaking

Every single person should have autonomy in their own life. The road to independence can be a long and difficult one, I've had first hand experience in this. Still, I can confidently say it's worth it in the end.

I am now living the way I always desired, despite the extra challenges, because I took control of my own life. I want to empower people to achieve self-determination by providing them with simple, accessible, and relevant information.

When I give a presentation, I talk about my life and experiences navigating the world with a disability, amongst other things. I have been presenting in person and via zoom for the last four years in spaces such as schools, TAFEs, universities and conferences.

I'm available to present on the below topics:

  • Living Independently
  • Support Workers
  • What is a good support worker?
  • How I find and select my support workers?
  • Maintaining good relationships
  • Community inclusion for people with disability
  • Assistive Technology & Home Automation
  • How allied health professionals can help with disability achieve their goals.
  • Work, School & Social Life

I welcome requests to speak on other topics. All of my presentations are tailored to suit your requirements.

What to expect when you hire me to speak:

  • My first hand experience of living with a disability
  • Improving people's knowledge of disability and sharing personally tested processes and skills, in relation to hiring support workers and battling NDIS.
  • Relevant content delivered by a marginalised individual in society
  • Highlighting the skills and knowledge that are universal
  • Encouraging people to challenge their thinking, adopt a different perspective and understand individuality
  • Educating through the power of storytelling
  • Discussing the possibilities with communication and creating opportunities, running a business etc.
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Past talks & events

  • Monash University World OT Day October 2020
    How COVID-19 affects my life – via Zoom
  • VALID Having A Say Conference February 2020
    How I find my Support Workers
  • Hemma The Disability Accommodation Forum October 2019
    Keynote Presentation

Past talks & events

  • Chisholm Institute August – December 2019
    Introduction to NDIS Course
  • Monash University  July 2016 – 2020
    Physiotherapy/OT Students
  • Dee Wardrop Speech Pathology & OT Services September 2019
    How I got my independence

Past talks & events

  • Peninsula Speech Plus September 2019
    My Journey through the NDIS
  • Monash University June 2019
    Workshop: Working as a person with disability
  • Sydney SDA Conference  May 2019
    Navigating the complexities of disability housing



Jono, it has been excellent working with you on various state and federal government initiatives and combining our disability advocacy, allied health and government policy expertise over the last few years. Thank you for your ongoing contribution to the disability sector - I look forward to future collaborations together.



I would highly recommend Jono as a keynote speaker.  We engaged him to speak at our SDA forum, and he kept the crowd engaged and informed throughout.  Jono sees the world differently, and his sense of humour and dogmatic fighting spirit are a true inspiration. Jono’s assistance with my SDA project was invaluable.  He brought his unique perspective to the build, and helped with a number of practical comments and solutions to make the homes more liveable for people with disabilities.  His report was clear, jargon-free, and delivered in accordance with our agreed timeframe.  I will certainly engage Jono at an early stage of future build projects.

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Looking to book a presenting gig? Please fill out the form with as much detail as possible and I'll get back to you within 48 hours.

I am based in Melbourne, Australia, however I conduct presentations worldwide to assist people and inspire change.

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