Michael Burrowes is an outgoing young man who was born with Cerebral Palsy which has in turn left him with a speech impairment.
Michael works with the Centre for Developmental Disability Health as a tutor for Monash University Medical students to provide them with opportunities to learn from people with disability about their experience of health services.
Michael spends a couple of days a week in a learning and development centre and college where he acquires new life skills and is getting prepared to join the workforce. He volunteers at another learning and development centre for people with disabilities, helping them build their communication skills.
Michael is also community educator. He is a member of Speakers Bank, an organisation established to raise awareness, acceptance and understanding of people with disability and older people through the power of communication.