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  • Systemic advocacy

    Family advocacy involves family members acting on behalf of a son or daughter or sibling so that they can have the best possible life. However, as we all know, sometimes there are systemic barriers in the way.

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  • Our Organisation

    Family Advocacy 
    Family Advocacy formally known as ‘The Institute for Family Advocacy and Leadership Development’ is an independent, impartial advocacy organisation that supports families across New South Wales to promote and defend the rights and interests of people with developmental disability*.

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  • Disappointing focus for Teachers Federation 'Time to Act' campaign

    The focus of the ‘Time to Act’ campaign just launched by the NSW Teachers Federation is to increase resources to Schools for Specific Purposes (SSPs) and support units in mainstream schools.

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  • Families Getting NDIS Ready

    Families Getting NDIS Ready

    It’s here! The NDIS commences in Nepean Blue Mountains area from the 1st of September 2015. Make it work hard for your family member!

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  • Advocacy - Tools and Tips

    This Advocacy booklet provides tools and tips to assist in preparing for life transitions around a person with disability; querying policy positions; engaging with community organisations, government organization, services – even with family and friends – can all require advocacy.

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  • Our Submissions

    2021Submission on the Department of Social Services Disability Employment Support Model Consultation

    Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs on the Proposed NDIS Amendment (Participant Service Guarantee and Other Measures) Bill 2021

    Submission to the Department of Social Services on the Proposed NDIS legislative changes 2021

    Submission to the NDIA on...

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  • "Al's Story" launched at Inclusive Education Parliamentary forum

    "Al's Story" launched at Inclusive Education Parliamentary forum

    Al's Story, a film documenting Al Graham's inclusive education journey from Kindergarten to Year 12 at Turramurra High School in NSW, was launched at NSW Parliament House on 23 October 2019.

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  • One of the Kids - Castle Hill - Thursday 21 November 2019

    One of the Kids - Castle Hill - Thursday 21 November 2019

    Come along to learn about inclusive education, hear stories of success from a parent guest speaker and see how inclusion works in the regular classroom

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  • Just give him the Whale

    20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism

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  • Culture is Inclusion

    A narrative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability

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