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Jessica Brown

I have family experience of autism and behaviours that are not well understood in society.

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Tēnā koutou, my name is Jessica Brown. I was born in Australia and am Aboriginal European. I am a Kaitūhono/Connector with Mana Whaikaha. 

I have direct experience in my immediate family of autism, mental health and behaviours that are not well understood within society. 

I have international experience working with a variety of different communities. I am a strong advocate in my own family and have experience negotiating the justice systemI am passionate about human rights and making sure people have the best life outcomes. 

I am a coach for the Special Olympics Manawatu football team. I have a passion for sport and being active. I love the speedway, making crafts, designing my own clothes and playing guitar. 

I have extensive community connections and I am really looking forward to working with young adults through to elderly people in this region.  

I am eager to commence walking alongside people in their lives and to see the potential each one of us has. 

Jessica Brown