Antonia Hannah

Image description: Antonia Hannah is smiling and looking directly at the camera. Her dark hair is in strong contrast with the white background.

Antonia is the mother of a young man with Down Syndrome. She has been a member of the Inclusive Education Action Group since 2007, serving as a committee member on and off between 2014 - 2020. She has served on the Auckland Down Syndrome Association and contributed to the UpsideDowns Trust, a charitable trust focussed on the communication of those with Down Syndrome. She has given parent perspective talks to students at the Manukau Institute of Technology, Massey University and Auckland University. Like many parents she has advocated for the inclusion of her son in all walks of life both on a day to day basis but also in terms of the wider issues by contributing to consultations, making submissions, creating resources, rallying and media interviews, as well as trying to support other parents.