“I might have Down syndrome, but that’s
not who I am”


Nathan Basha is a unique motivational speaker
pushing boundaries.

Nathan might happen to have Down syndrome but he says, “that’s not who I am”. He has spoken at international and national conferences, political forums, corporate functions, universities, schools, community groups and workshops, sharing his insights about what can happen when people are encouraged to pursue their dreams and live life to their full potential.

Nathan is an ideal speaker for audiences looking to think creatively and expand their ideas about what could be possible. Learn more about his events

Nathan’s mission is to deliver presentations that inspire all people to achieve their innate potential.

Through engaging with the corporate sector and the broader community he also aims to create meaningful employment opportunities for people with disability.

Nathan is a film maker, attended The University of Sydney, works at the prominent radio station Nova 96.9 along with being an employee of Taste Creative. From 2013 – 2016 Nathan was an influential ambassador for the NSW government Living Life My Way campaign. He currently is the ambassador for Bus Stop Films.

In 2016 Nathan was one of four finalists for NSW Young Australian of the Year and in 2015 won the award for Excellence in Employment Inclusion at the NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards.

Nathan’s current goal is to change the lives of people with intellectual disability by providing them employment opportunities. Learn how you can help
Click to download a PDF of Nathan’s biography.

Awards & Recognition

Bus Stop Films, Ambassador

NSW Young Australian of the Year, Finalist

NSW Community Service Award, Recipient


Excellence in Employment Inclusion at the NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards, Winner

Triple J 25 Under 25 and Nailing It, Recipient


Young People's Medal at the Human Rights Awards, Finalist

The School for Social Entrepreneurs, Graduate

University of Sydney Inclusive Education Program, Graduate


NSW Government Living Life My Way, Ambassador