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We talk to one of our Developmental Educators, Hanan.
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Tell us a little bit about yourself and your career path. 
Hello , I’m Hanan and I have been living in South Australia for over 17 years. I graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Disability and developmental education and have been in the disability sector as a disability support worker for over 4 years and as a developmental educator/behaviour support practitioner/support coordinator for over a year and a half. Prior to this, I had been working in retail and customer service for over 5 years as an assistant manager. Through my experience, I have gained a passion to be able to advocate for a person with a disability and to make sure that their voice is heard and valued.
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Why did you want to go into career you have chosen and what do you love about it
My passion for disability started when I found out that there was a person with a disability in my family. I was very eager to make a change in society to make sure all people with or without a disability were treated equally and had the same rights. I felt that working in this sector would allow me to create positive change and to assist people with a disability to live their best lives.
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What are your interests and what do you love to achieve with your clients
I really enjoy being out and about and going for long walks at the beach with my dog. I am a big believer in being positive and I think that once you are positive, everything is achievable and nothing is impossible. I would like to use this approach and support people with a disability to achieve their goals big or small.
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What are some of your biggest achievements?
I am very proud to have completed a bachelor degree and to have become a Developmental Educator. As Developmental Educators, we are very versatile and use a whole person centre approach to assist all people with disabilities to reach their goals no matter how big or small. As a Developmental Educator, I am super excited to be a part of the Puddles team as I share their values and motives and help people with a disability to  ‘Jump Puddles’ and empowering them to live their lives inclusively.