Communication Access Consultant
Margie wears many hats at Two Way Street – working across our business operations, clinical services and as a consultant and trainer for communication access. Margie is also studying Counselling so that she can begin to support others with complex communication needs (CCN) with good mental health.
Margie worked as a systemic advocate for 25 years and was the Convenor of Women With Disabilities South Australia for 10 years. During this time, Margie focused much of her attention on educating and advocating for the elimination of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against girls and women with disabilities. She was also greatly involved with the South Australian Disability Justice Plan. Much of Margie’s work has been performed at State, National and International level. A career highlight would be when Margie spoke at the United Nations in 2014 at the Commission of the Status of Women.
Margie has a strong sense of social justice, in particular for people with CCN. It was during her work on the South Australian Disability Justice Plan where Margie honed her attention to the need for people with CCN to have equal and adequate access to justice.
Margie loves to travel, and has lived and studied overseas. Until recently Margie shared her home with her two purr children – who both lived to old age. Having recently moved into the city, Margie is on the hunt for another one! In her words, “A house is not a home without a cat…(or red wine!)”!
Bachelor Social Science (Hons)