Who Are We
“The Colosseum Australia" based in Newcastle, NSW - is run for and by people with a disability, their families, friends and the community as a whole. We are devoted to empowering people with disabilities to broaden their social experiences, in a fun, safe and all-inclusive environment.
Everyone is welcome, with or without a disability, to come along to hang out. We have a strong focus on inclusion, building social skills, relationships and capacity building. We are passionate about people with a disability having the same opportunities as people without and being valued members and contributors of the community.
Our duty is to operate within a socially responsible framework by acting in the best interest and for the benefit of the community as a whole.
As a Community Organisation, we have inherent values that we hope to model:
Honesty and Trust: Honesty is the best policy. Without it, there can be no trust.
Kindness and Respect: We invite others to care by proving that we care about them through our own actions.
Transparency and Accountability: We understand and promote the importance of good governance and being able to produce accurate and verifiable records when called upon to do so.
Not everyone has equal abilities but everyone should have equal opportunity.....JFK.
Kaitlin alongside her partner founded The Colosseum in early 2018. She has grown up surrounded by those with disabilities, her biggest influence being her twin brother who has autism. She has always nurtured the passion to advocate those who cant to ensure a better quality of life as deserved by everyone.
She has experience in Early Childhood Education and Care for 4 years and looks forward to continuing her work through the Colosseum.
Her responsibilities include Designing and running early childhood and school programs, running the online store, and ensuring the general atmosphere is comfortable and inviting to all.
Her favourite game is Spyro but really enjoys play Magic The Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, watching Anime and collecting Pop Vinyl.