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What we do

Advocacy for Disability Access & Inclusion aims to:

  • Provide advocacy support for a person living with disability to have a voice in decisions that affect his/her life
  • Provide advocacy support for family members who need to speak on behalf of the family member living with disability
  • Stand with and help individuals living with disability and families caring for a person living with disability to gain access to services or to improve services
  • Encourage, empower and support people living with disability toward independence through self advocacy
  • Encourage, empower and support family members, parent groups and networks to advocate for family members living with disability
  • Provide information on opportunities for people living with disability and their families to gain the skills to advocate
  • Ensure people living with disability, their families and carers gain access to and attain their rights and entitlements under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disability

What we do

  • Help families gain access to services
  • Support parent groups and networks
  • Assist individuals, parents and carers to advocate for improved or new services
  • Promote community involvement
  • Provide information

What we don’t do

  • Provide emergency, crisis care or case work services¬†
  • Take over job of other co-ordinators or case workers
  • Take over a person's life (or problems) and make all the decisions for the person or their family
  • Stop people helping themselves
  • Make people feel helpless or dependent
  • Keep people "in the dark" and do everything for them
  • Try to control individuals and families
  • Expect individuals and families to "make do" with services
  • Accept poor services
  • Pretend the problem does not exist
  • Stop individuals and parents from becoming activists