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.
Being held in West Perth on 26 September 2018. This forum is for people who want to change the world and make it a better place for people with intellectual disability.read more
This West Perth forum for families is being held on 16 October 2018.
Who is this event for? For families with children with disability in mainstream schools.
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
Advocacy Snapshot #3 dated May 2018read more
DDWA Advocacy Service Snapshot Snapshot 2 3 April 2018 by Maxine Drake, Service Negotiator / Advocacy Introduction Welcome to the second instalment in this new series of snapshots that introduce ideas and practical information on Advocacy for people with disabilities...read more
Advocacy Snapshot from the desk of DDWA’s own Service Negotiator / Advocacy, Maxine Drake…read more
The Department of Communities is developing a new youth strategy for Western Australia, launched by the Minister for Youth, Mr Peter Tinley. DDWA is keen to make sure all young people get a chance to have their say and are pleased to share the link to this discussion...read more
Case study with links to the Report …read more