Long-term Murray Bridge local, Michael Reardon has had his hard work and commitment to his community recognised at the SA Young Achiever Awards in May.
Michael was held in very high regard by the judging panel and was a Semi Finalist in the ‘Scouts SA Leadership Award’.
He was presented on stage by The Hon. David Pisoni MP, Minister for Innovation and Skills, and the MC, Amelia Mulcahy, a 7 News Presenter, spoke about Michael’s achievements.
“The SA Young Achiever Awards Dinner was an outstanding event,” Michael said.
“I really enjoyed hearing about the amazing achievements of other young South Australians. It has inspired me to keep going and reach my goals.”
A passionate advocate for people with disability — and living with disability himself — Michael devoted a considerable amount of time and energy to serving the South Australian community in the non-profit community services sector. He volunteered at several organisations including the SA Council of Social Service, Carers SA and Community Living Australia where he played an important role in our marketing team being the face of many helpful NDIS videos.
Michael also had his eyes on the big picture having participated in the YMCA South Australian Youth Parliament and being selected as a presiding officer in the legislative council.
“I have now begun working in Canberra in the ACT Government’s Graduate Program and have just finished my first of three rotations,” Michael said.
"I am excited about the future and hope my achievements can inspire other young people with disabilities to reach their goals."
We look forward to continuing to be part of National Disability Services both now and in the future and thank them for their support and recognition.