Perry Cross AM
Perry Cross AM is the Founder and CEO of Accessible Homes Australia, the Founder and Executive President of the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation, and a Director of The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Alliance, which brings together some of the nation’s most committed Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) providers and investors.
At 19, promising sportsman Perry Cross was injured in a rugby tackle and told he’d never walk again. Since then, Perry has been living with C2 ventilated quadriplegia, and carved out a new path to become a leader in the disability community in a range of inspiring ways. In 2019, Perry discovered Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) as the NDIS was rolling out across Australia, and was finally able to build an accessible home for himself. Perry says the new lease on life he feels is one that only someone with specialist needs can describe.
Perry founded AHA to enable others to do the same, focusing on high quality design, but also individualised support to incorporate a persons’ care requirements into every part of the housing journey.
Now, under Perry’s leadership, AHA provides over 18 incredible SDA properties focused on enabling those with High Physical Support needs, like Perry, to live as independently and integrated into the community as possible. With more SDA projects on the horizon, Perry provides critical lived experience and professional knowledge on quality housing for people living with disability.