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Advocacy Tips

Person with Disability

It can be exhausting to repeat your story multiple times while trying to find the right service. Instead of telling your whole story to a service over the phone, try to start a conversation with a service by asking: 
“Hi, I’m calling because I’m trying to find the right service for me, can you please describe to me, the scope of your service? This way I will know if I should share more of my story”.

You have the right to live free of discrimination.  If you feel that someone is treating you differently because of your disability, speak to someone at DACSSA, or the Australian Human’s Rights Commission for more information about your options and rights.

There are resources available to people with disability studying at TAFE and University. You can find this information at the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET).

When discussing your rights with different organisations they may have very specific issues they will deal with. Ensure that you are approaching an appropriate and relevant organisation, that will be interested in the aspects of your rights or discrimination issue.

DACSSA is an issues-based service. This means that we focus our attention to address a particular issue you are experiencing. We will work with you to agree to the steps we can take to support you in resolving your matter. We are not able to provide ongoing case management, but we can connect you with further supports to help you if needed. 

Did you know that people who are working towards a submission for the Disability Royal Commission have access to free legal advice through Your Story Disability Legal Support? DACSSA can help you link in with this service to give you peace of mind. 

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