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Advocacy for Inclusion provides independent individual, self and systemic advocacy for people with disabilities.

Advocacy for Inclusion is a Disabled Peoples Organisation which means our board, members and staff are a majority of people with disabilities.

We represent Canberra’s most marginalised and isolated people with disabilities, those with cognitive disabilities and/or significant communication barriers.

We work within a human rights framework and acknowledge the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Advocacy for Inclusion is signed onto the ACT Human Rights Act.

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To use the Kit either download each section's word or PDF document  or view and print each part as needed. 


 This Kit is not yet fully accessible, but it will be in the future. 


1  Welcome 

    1.1  Introduction - Word PDF  


2  All About Self-advocacy   

Word PDF

2.1  What is Self-advocacy?

2.2  Am I ready?

2.3  Self-advocacy Step-by-Step - Download the worksheets Word PDF 


3  Being Your Own Advocate

Word PDF    

3.1  Are you Listening?

3.2  Being Assertive

3.3  Making a Phone Call  - Download "My important phone numbers" worksheet Word PDF 

          3.3a  Phone Record Sheet - Download worksheets Word PDF 

          3.3b  Phone calls – Finding numbers - Download  the information sheets Word PDF 

3.4  Sending an Email

3.5  Writing a Letter

3.6  Making a Complaint

3.7  Preparing for a Meeting

3.8  Work Problem Solving Flowchart - Download the flow chart Word PDF 


4  Useful Information

Word PDF

4.1  Your Rights Word  PDF

4.2  Where can I go for help? Word PDF

4.3  Online Links and Resources Word PDF

4.4  About Advocacy for Inclusion Word  PDF

4.5  Disclosure – your choice Word  PDF



Latest Policy Work

 Response to the National Museum of Australia Draft Disability Action Plan 2018-22

Word PDF 


Submission to ACT Budget Consultation 2018-17: Recognising the purpose of advocacy in the justice process

Word PDF



Response to the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council Canberra – Becoming a Restorative City Issues Paper

Word PDF


Response to Australian Human Rights Commission Response to Australian Human Rights Commission OPCAT in Australia Consultation Paper, July 2017

Word PDF 


Submission to the Draft General Comment No. 5 (2017) Article 19: Living independently and being included in the community

Word PDF   

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