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DACSSA and Relationships Australia Share Important Information about the Disability Royal Commission

  • Date

    2 September 2020

  • Location


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    Individuals & Carers, Professionals

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DACSSA joins Relationships Australia to explain the Disability Royal Commission, providing detailed information in easy to understand language, about their services and how they lend assistance through advocacy and counselling. Both organisations provide information and services to assist people to engage with the Disability Royal Commission. Their services are free, confidential and independent, delivered by specialist advocates and counselors with specific training and skills in supporting people with disability who experience violence, neglect, abuse and exploitation.

Maggie Rutjens (Program Manager for DACSSA) explains:

  • advocacy
  • disability advocacy
  • areas DACSSA assist
  • what is the Disability Royal Commission and what is it for
  • what support services are available to assist people regarding the Disability Royal Commission, such as DACSSA, Your Story (legal advice), Blue Knot, Nunkuwarrin Yunti and Relationships Australia
  • how to engage with the Royal Commission, what is a submission is and how one can be made

Luci Lovelock (Manager Relationships Australia SA) explains:

  • who can receive counselling support regarding the Disability Royal Commission
  • what the process is after you contact Relationships Australia
  • the experience and skillset of their dedicated, trauma-informed staff
  • art therapy, individaual and group therapy
  • where therapy can take place and how to contact Relationships Australia

Special thanks are extended to Elliot Nayda, DACSSA’s newest team member, for sharing his story of personal triumph and success following a serious car accident in Alice Springs. Elliot is a passionate Aboriginal man who is dedicated to spreading hope and encouragement in finding purpose, confidence, success and happiness as a man with personal experience of disability. He tells us of how he found strength and courage, and a voice through reaching out to DACSSA for advocacy support.

This video has AUSLAN translation.

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