Thursday, November 26, 2015
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About Us
Advocacy for Inclusion provides  independent individual, self and systemic advocacy 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:[/IMG]The Supported Decision Making App is now in the App store 

The Supported Decision Making App takes you through a decision making process and helps you to become confident in making your own decisions.

The Disability Rights Law Centre is a natural addition to our disability rights work advocating for individual people with disabilities, running a self-advocacy program, and the extensive body of policy workwe have undertaken over many years. Now we are responding to the significant over representation of people with disabilities in the criminal and civil justice system.

National figures indicate at least half of the Australian prisoner population is people with disabilities, and that the number of prisoners with disabilities entering or leaving Australian prisons throughout a year is in the tens of thousands. This is unacceptable and needs to be addressed.

We are proud to announce Graeme Innes AM as the patron of the Disability Rights Law Centre. Graeme has been a significant contributor to justice equality for people with disabilities and is a keen supporter of the Centre's establishment.

We also thank our many friends in the law community who have enthusiastically embraced the idea of the Disability Rights Law Centre and supported us in its development.

Advocacy for Inclusion looks forward to working with you all on this new venture to make a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities. 

Why a Disability Rights Law Centre?

New Publications


  • Submission to the ACT Budget 2015-16 Word  PDF 
  • The right of persons with disabilities to participate in decision-makingReply to the Questionnaire of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities Word PDF 
  • The Advocate September 2015 Word PDF  
  • Submission to the Law Reform Advisory Committee, Review of Guardianship Arrangements for Adults with Disabilities in the ACT, July 2015 Word PDF
  • See our new Strategic Plan 2015-18

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MY NDIS Pre-planning Kit 

Over 20 pages of plain english information and worksheets 


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.




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 times:

Wednesday 1pm – 3pm

This months topics: Every day Self-Advocacy 

Room 4, Griffin Centre

20 Genge St, Canberra City 2603 

For more information call us on 6257 4005

or Email

The Disability Rights Law Centre, in partnership with Legal Aid, is running legal clinics for people with disabilities.

Every clinic will have a lawyer and an advocate to assist you with your legal issue.

The next clinic is on Thursday 26 November from 1.30 to 4.30 at the Griffin Centre in Civic. This is a free service.

Appointments can be made by calling 6257 4005 or by just showing up