Individuals & Families: Advocacy
Australia is a party to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This is one of seven core human rights treaties to which Australia is a party.
Human rights are defined in the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 as the rights and freedoms contained in the seven core human rights treaties to which Australia is a party.
As part of Developmental Disability WA’s work in systemic advocacy, we work with our members and others to uphold these human rights and inform decision makers about priorities for the rights and needs of people with intellectual and other developmental disability and their families.
If you would like to be part of the voice to create positive change you could:
add your views in surveys
take part in research
apply for a grant to further your activities (where available)
make, or contribute to, a submission to a departmental, government or other inquiry
appear before a parliamentary or other committee or forum,
or having your say any other way, then please read on, or contact us to find out more.
Maxine is DDWA’s own Advocacy Consultant and is available to meet with you (in person, on the phone, or Skype)
Go to our Online Shop to find out more!
Easy Read Survey for people with intellectual disability: Terms of Reference for the Disability Abuse Royal Commission 2019
Easy Read Survey:
Terms of Reference for Disability Abuse Royal Commission.
Help to form Questions on scope for the upcoming Royal Commission
Survey closes Thursday 28 March 2019
Join this event where Daniel and Daryl discuss Daniel’s journey from diagnosis to present day.
Register today for one of the two sessions (day time and evening)
Do you have 10 minutes to fill in our Member Survey?read more
Do you have a family member with disability who has had difficulty with accessing health services?
Join us at this Forum in West Perth on Wednesday 10 April
FREE to attend
Which training course would you like to register to attend? Our complete catalogue is ready to view and download!read more
Department of Communities is wanting your input on their WA State Disability Planread more
Held in West Perth on 26 September 2018 this forum was for people wanting to change the world and make it a better place for people with intellectual disability.read more
Read this actual case study that details DDWA’s specialised Parent / Education advocacy process.read more
Which laws help you get access to what you need.read more