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Advocacy funding welcome relief for people with disability

Advocacy funding welcome relief for people with disability

Advocacy funding welcome relief for people with disability The NSW Disability Advocacy Alliance welcomes the NSW Government’s announcement today of continued funding for disability advocacy. “You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief across the state when we woke to the news that our disability representative

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Ya’el’s Story

Ya’el’s Story

Ya’el Frisch, a Policy and Research Officer from Sydney who lives with cerebral palsy, explains the crucial role of advocacy in her life for her and her family.  I’m extremely fortunate to have grown-up in a family who were well connected with disability advocacy organisations. This means

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Shooshi’s story

Shooshi’s story

Hear how Shooshi from Wollongong called on disability information and advocacy services in her family’s time of need. My name is Shoshana (Shooshi) Dreyfus and I am a mother of three young men, one of whom has a severe intellectual disability as a result of a rare

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Emma’s testimony

Emma’s testimony

Emma’s testimony A testimony to the importance of information and advocacy services, as experienced by Emma in Gosford.   “I just wanted to let you know the impact of having undertaken your two day workshop at Gosford has made on my life. Two years ago when I

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A journey of two students with hidden disabilities and their family

A journey of two students with hidden disabilities and their family

A journey of two students with hidden disabilities and their family, from the Mid North Coast in the NSW Education System   I have two children with hidden disabilities diagnosed by medical professionals.  Between them they are on the Autism Spectrum and were diagnosed with Asperger’s, ADHD,

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Advocacy and the NDIS

Advocacy and the NDIS

Advocacy and the NDIS For the purposes of confidentiality we’ve changed the names of anyone mentioned in the original story. Ben, who is a wheelchair user due to his degenerative neurological condition, applied and received approval for a motorised wheelchair. However, after waiting for three months, Ben

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Keith’s Story

Keith’s Story

Keith’s Story Keith is a 62-year-old man with a physical disability who is sought assistance from Disability Advocacy (DA) to revoke a financial management order that was put in place in 2011. The Mental health worker who made the application for the order allegedly obtained the wrong

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Josh’s Story

Josh’s Story

Josh’s Story I am Josh my story starts 11 years ago. I was living in Tamworth and got into some legal trouble, I met up with DA NSW and the advocate started to assist with my needs. They were helping at court with my legal stuff. I

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