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!
Do you have a family member with disability who has had difficulty with accessing health services? This FREE Forum was held in Atwell, 13 June 2019 and Marangaroo 20 June 2019.read more
Inclusion Australia (NCID) Open Letter to the Prime Minister – Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
Open Letter to the Prime Minister: Royal Commission must be accessible to people with intellectual disabilityread more
DDWA now offers NDIS Independent Support Coordination
Contact Anne Livingston today
A Personal Autism Journey – 2 sessions held in West Perth on Wednesday 8 May 2019.
Daniel’s journey from autism diagnosis to present day.
Do you have a family member with disability who has had difficulty with accessing health services?
This FREE Forum was held in West Perth on 10 April 2019.
Which training course would you like to register to attend? Our complete catalogue is ready to view and download!read 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