A Community Champion has lived experience of disability and the knowledge about the needs of people with disability.
A Community champion is qualified by experience. Lived experience is extremely valuable. It is only by living through something that a true understanding is formed. A community champion is extremely valuable in that they work towards change by drawing upon their own life experiences.
Lived experience means you are the expert!
Your lived experience makes you the Community Champion. You are an expert that the community can access to use to work towards change.
Remember you are the expert. Your experience makes you qualified to be the expert or the champion.