Tony Petrin (he/him)

A photograph of Tony Petrin standing on a jetty

My name is Tony Petrin, I have mild Cerebral Palsy, I work at Northcott in Everyday Life Skills Program and I teach my customers various skills in travel training, cooking or music. I am part of Northcott’s Inclusive Practices Team. My role there is to facilitate a day with managers to spend time with the Life Skills customers. I’m proud to be part of an organisation that supports customers and staff at various LGBTQI+ events. 

In my spare time I like to do walking, go to the beach, camping or anything outdoors. I like to go to the local pub and have a few beers with my mates. I have an Italian background, enjoy cooking and make my own pasta sauce to sell at local markets. I really enjoy meeting new people and socialising.  

When I was a teenager and young adult, I used Northcott recreation services and had great times on trips, like in the outback camping and 4WDing. 

I have recently moved out of home with support from the NDIS and welcome becoming more independent in my life. 

Acknowledgement of country

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