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)

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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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DDWA Advocacy Service – Snapshot 2

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...

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“Better Choices: Youth in WA” – Discussion Paper

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...

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