With funding from the NDIS Information, Linkages & Capacity Building Program, DARE Disability Support engaged Dr Annie Brennan to research the experiences of people with ‘invisible’ disabilities, like intellectual disability and autism (and their family and support workers), and local businesses. The aim is to enable people with disability to feel welcome at as many businesses as possible.

Research report

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Dr Annie Brennan

BSc (Hons), Grad Cert (Clin Redesign), PhD

Dr. Brennan grew up in the Blue Mountains and currently resides in the lower mountains. She has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and a PhD in Medicine, both from the University of Sydney. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Redesign (a project management course specially tailored to translational research implementation and change management in health) from NSW Health and the University of Tasmania. Annie has over 9 years’ experience as a researcher and project manager in health and medicine at universities and major hospitals.

Annie is proud to be working on such an exciting project in her local community! She is looking forward to sharing the positive outcomes that this project will achieve for people with disability, their family, and support workers; for local businesses; and for the community as a whole.

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