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About Us
Advocacy for Inclusion provides  independant individual, self and systemic advocacy for people with disabilities.
We provide information, education, and representation to effectively advocate for positive and inclusive outcomes for people with disabilities.
Advocacy for Inclusion works within a human rights framework and acknowledges the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Advocacy for Inclusion is signed onto the ACT Human Rights Act. 

What's New:

New Publications

Senate Inquiry into community sector funding, March 2015 

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The Advocate March 2015

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The Advocate December 2014 

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Submission to ACAT test case on additional evidence, December 2014 

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Enhanced Self- advocacy group report, November 2014 

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Submission to the ACT Budget Consultation 2015-16

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Caravan Report: Perspectives of Women with Disabilities

NGO Review 2014 for Beijing + 20, September 2014

Submission to the Review of the ACT Discrimination Act 1991

 

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Self-advocacy groups

Self-Advocacy Groups continue in 2 groups in 2015:

Advocacy For Inclusion - Self Advocacy Peer support Network

The self-advocacy groups are open to anyone with a disability who wants to learn more about speaking up for themselves and making their own decisions. Meeting weekly, it gives you a chance to continue to develop the skills you learn, meet people and learn about issues that matter to you. The group is free to attend and a light afternoon tea provided.

Meeting times:

Wednesday 2pm – 4pm, **changed venue Woden Community Service,  26 Corinna St Woden

(opposite the Phillip Health Centre, behind the Discount Chemist)

Thursday 1pm-3pm Griffin Centre, Level 3, Canberra Men’s Centre meeting room (or otherwise advised)

 

Examples of topics coming up soon on Wednesdays: Guest speakers from Act Deafness Resource Centre, Diabetes Australia, Women’s Health, Vision Australia, Sexual health and family planning ACT, Voting.

Commencing Thursday 19 February – will start with “MY NDIS, My life, My Vision, My Say”

A 5 week workshop on being ready for your first NDIS planning meeting. Self-advocates attending the workshop will be supplied with our “My NDIS” preplanning kit.  This workshop was first run last year with great success.  Evidence from trial sites has shown that the pre planning process is key to successful NDIS outcomes.

Examples of feedback we received from self-advocates who have previously attended the 5 week course:  “When the NDIS came to talk to me there was nothing new. We had already talked about it here” and “because we had talked about NDIS I understood all the words and what they were talking about”. 

For more information call us on 6257 4005

or Email training@advocacyforinclusion.org

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MY NDIS pre-planning kit

front cover copy

 

Use this booklet to identify:

1. What you are doing now in each area of your life

2. What would you change in each area if you could?

3. How could you make these changes happen?

4. How will you keep these changes permanent?

By identifying these 4 things, it will help you work out what supports you want and who you would like to support you.

 

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Current Training Opportunities

Current Training Opportunities:

 

23 April 2015

Their Lives, Their Rights - Human Rights and People with Disabilities Workshop       

9:30 AM– 4:30-PM

30 April 2015

Women with Disabilities and Violence - Inclusion and Awareness Training

9:30 AM– 4:30-PM

5 May 2015

Making Control & Choice REAL - Supporting Self-advocacy   

9:30 AM – 4:30-PM

 

Cost: Government/corporate 180+ GST*

          Charity and community sector workers 130+GST*

                                                                                                *Plus Eventbrite booking fee

See all our events on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/advocacy-for-inclusion-6316313849

Check our website for all the details

www.advocacyforinclusion.org