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  • What We Do

    Why We Do What We DoFamily Advocacy supports families to advocate with and on behalf of a family member with disability.

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  • Events

    Family Advocacy runs a variety of workshops, events, conferences, information sessions and webinars specifically designed for families, friends and allies of people with developmental disability.  

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  • Early Childhood

    Early Childhood

    Getting off to a good start in life is vitally important for all children, particularly children with developmental disability. A good start means to start on a path that keeps the child embedded in their family and community. The ‘special and separate’ path can leave families isolated, vulnerable and disconnected from the typical and ordinary environments other children and families enjoy. Family Advocacy’s aim is that all children are supported in age appropriate ways to be active members of their families and communities.

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  • School Years

    School Years

    Family Advocacy recognises the many barriers faced by people with disability and their families in enabling students to be included in mainstream learning environments. Family Advocacy’s aim is that all people with developmental disability are welcomed and educated, with adequate support, in the same learning environment as their non-disabled peers. This includes early childhood education, school and post school education systems.

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  • Choosing a school: finding the right match for your child

    Do no€™t forget to think about the typical considerations of choosing a school such as; where brothers and sisters go to school; which school their friends will go to; what school does the preschool feed into; are there good state, catholic and independent schools nearby.

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  • Employment  and Volunteering

    Employment and Volunteering

    Having the opportunity to be in a work or volunteering type role can provide a sense of purpose, self-worth and the opportunity to contribute to the community. This section of our website will look at how you could support your family member with disability to pursue their interests and strengths to form a work or volunteering type role in their life.

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