What Is Advocacy?

Image of coloured cartoon people holding handsDisability Advocacy ensures the human and legal rights of people with disabilities are promoted and protected so that people with disabilities  can fully participate in the community.

An advocate in the disability sector works to ensure the rights of people with disabilities are upheld and supports people with disabilities to make decisions affecting their lives.

Self Advocacy is when someone with a disability is supported to be able to speak up and represent themselves. There are a number of community based groups providing support and training to enable and empower people with disabilities to speak up for themselves.

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  • Providing information and advice so that the person with a disability can advocate for themselves.
  • Supporting the person with a disability to take action on any matter related to discrimination.


Click here to view our ‘What is Self Advocacy’ pamphlet

Self Advocacy Sydney has many training programs for you and Travel Training is one example:

Self Advocacy Sydney helped Emily with travel training and now she has the skills to use public transport without support. If you would like be a self advocate, please call us and make an appointment about the training you would like: 9622 3005.

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