Advocacy

Association for Children with a Disability

The Association for Children with Disability (Tas) Inc. is a non-profit organisation that provides information, advocacy and support for Tasmanian families of children with disability. ACD also provides case management services on a contract basis and provides families with support, information, referrals and guidance in person or over the phone. ACD conducts and participates in community education activities designed to educate politicians, professionals, student groups, and service providers about how they can improve services for families of children with disability.

Contact the office in Hobart.

Phone: 6231 2466

Freecall: 1800 244 742

www.acdtas.com.au

Email: admin@acdtas.com.au

Advocacy Tasmania

Advocacy is about supporting you to speak up, have your say and to make sure that your rights are protected. Advocacy Tasmania can help you understand your options, make decisions and access or work with services.

Their advocacy services are free, confidential and available across Tasmania.

They work with people with disability and mental illness, people who use alcohol or drugs and older people.

Their advocates support clients to have their voices heard on issues that, due to their age, disability, mental illness or drug use, stop them from exercising their right to choice and control. We also support people with the NDIS, including access, planning, reviews, appeals and complaints.

For more information click here or call 1800005131

Speak Out

Speak Out is a state-wide advocacy service that has members with intellectual disability.
They aim to develop a respectful and inclusive community for people living with a disability. We do this by promoting and defending rights through our advocacy work, good governance that includes people with intellectual disability; and building the capacity of communities.

Speak Out is also a membership organisation for people with intellectual/cognitive disability. Self-Advocacy groups and Peer Support groups meet each Month.

For more information click here or call 6231 2344 (Hobart) or 6343 2022 (Launceston)

TasCare

TasCare is an independent organisation that supports young Tasmanians with disabilities and their families in a variety of ways; parent support, social opportunities, information and resources, referral and advocacy, sibling support, lobbying issues of concern and providing practical support. TasCare has a website similar to this that links to disability support, therapy and lobby groups. The TasCare website links to Beyond the School Gate, an information guide-book on the options that are available to help young people, their parents/guardians and support persons to work out the puzzle of government-funded programs and services. This resource uses stories from individuals to give an idea of what a typical day may be like in a range of post-school settings, such as further education, training, employment and community access services. It also provides useful tips, space to jot down your notes on the journey and lots of relevant web links. You can download the booklet or view it online at the TasCare website.

Phone: 6272 8265 or 0416 001 246

www.tascare.asn.au

Email: eo@tascare.asn.au

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