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.

Book an hour with Maxine Drake

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!


Community Educators Project

Community Educators Project

(Click on the image to watch the video) This project brought together people with intellectual disability to explore the issues and barriers they face when accessing mainstream services.  A number of activities and events were held including a peer group and...

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Medical and Dental: Survey

Medical and Dental: Survey

Do you have 10 minutes to fill in our Survey?
Due to continued interest and several requests, we have reopened the Medical & Dental Survey.
Thank you if you have already completed the Survey.

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Community Educators Forum

Community Educators Forum

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.

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