Golden Sails star Chelseann Osborne Q&A
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With early intervention, Chelseann’s hidden autism spectrum disorder has crafted unique life experiences through her passion for sport and disability awareness. Instead of celebrating what she’s done in life, she celebrates what
she can do, setting goals for what she wants to achieve.
Read her Q&A below!
Describe yourself in 5 words:
How would your family or friends describe you?
What makes you unique?
Everybody is unique in their own way.
What do you really love doing?
Sailing, being active, and encouraging others to be active.
What makes you the happiest?
Winning my races and of course getting gold for Australia.
What would you say are your strengths?
Commitment, and determination not to miss out on any opportunity.
What would you say are your weaknesses?
Putting too much pressure on myself to succeed.
What are the top three things you want to achieve in life?
Be selected to represent Australia in the Paralympics in sailing
Finish university with a good result
What is important to you in life?
Inclusion for all people.
What are you most proud of?
Winning a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in 2019.
If you could change one thing in your life what would it be?
Have more people understand and accept intellectual disabilities.
What is your greatest dream in life?
To be the first person to win medals in Special Olympic, Paralympics, and Olympics in sailing.
How do you feel about having a disability?
It’s all I’ve ever known so don’t know any different.
How would you describe what your disability is and how it impacts you to someone who doesn’t know anything about it?
I don’t tell everybody because most of the time I just want to be treated the same as everybody else.
What is the hardest thing about having a disability?
Education: it’s difficult learning when people only teach one way and I don’t always “get it”.
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