Get to know me

Layne is a disability advocate and a sportsperson. Through her work online she 

expresses her feelings and opinions about what’s happening within the disability 

community. Layne lives with ataxic cerebral palsy and this is when her leg and 

fingers don’t work like everyone else does, but she speaks a little bit un clearer 

than anyone else. Layne makes sure that this doesn’t define and stop her from 

what she wants to achieve within her life.

 

In 2018 Layne got a once in a lifetime opportunity to spent five days on The 

Leeuwin II’s voyage which is based around and for people with an intellectual 

and physical disability. this was quite challenging for Layne as she is already 

unsteady on her feet as it is, but that didn’t stop her from going on the Leeuwin 

and having the best time. 

 

Apart from that, Layne has been given the opportunity to represent her state at a 

national level twice in athletics. Since 2016 Layne has become involved with 

athletics and since her first competition in 2017, she has been braking under 18 

and under 20 Australian records. She hopes to one day represent Australia as an F33 athlete at the Paralympic Games.

 

Layne has had some challenges through high school with having disability, but through this she wants disabled people’s voices heard. With this voice Layne has created this website and she blogs weekly on it, which she covers everything around disability and inclusion. 

 

Achievement

  • 2nd in the Open secured discus at the 2019 Australian Athletic Championships

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