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Speak Up Self Advocacy Groups

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Speak Up Self Advocacy Groups
 
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Next date Next: 02 Sep 2017
Dates
  • First Saturday of the Month, 11.30am to 2.00pm, starting 3 May 2014
  • Last Thursday of the Month, 2.00pm to 4.00pm, starting 29 May 2014
Bondi and Shoalhaven, NSW

Have you thought about joining a Self Advocacy Group?

Self-advocacy groups are run by people with disabilities who have joined together to have their viucwes heard and support each other. 

They work together to make sure they have the same rights, choices and opportunities as anyone else.  

Self-advocacy groups are about:

  • Speaking up for your rights and helping others do the same
  • Supporting each other to say what you think and what you need 
  • Learning and sharing information, ideas and skills
  • Planning and working together for change
  • Meeting new people and making friends
  • Teaching people in the  community about your rights, needs and issues
  • Strength in numbers
  • Creating change

IDEAS (Information on Disability and Education Awareness Services) facilitates 2 self Advocacy Groups:

BONDI JUNCTION SELF ADVOCACY GROUP:

A dynamic group of people who meet together to discuss issues affecting people with disability.

They share ideas for speaking up and encourage each other.

This group also actively participates in discussions with government and community and seeks to prompte inclusion. 

Afternoon tea is provided. 

WHEN: The last Thursday of each month
TIME: 2.00-4.00pm
WHERE: Theory Room, Level 1, Waverly Library, Denison Street, Bondi Junction

SHOALHAVEN SELF ADVOCACY GROUP:

This group meets to share ideas for speaking up, promoting inclusion and to provide encourage to each other.

There is  a strong social element to this group, and they regularly meet in a social setting outside of the meetings.

Lunch is provided. 

WHEN: The first Saturday of each month
TIME: 11.30am  – 2.00pm
WHERE: West Street Community Hall, Nowra

If you would like to learn more or join one of these groups, email Melissa Andreas from IDEAS or phome on (02) 4226 1597.

If you would like to find a Self Advocacy Group in your area you can call one of IDEAS Information Officers on 1800 029 904.

 


 

 

Melissa Andrews | IDEAS

(02) 4226 1597

education@ideas.org.au

 

Only addresses of other locations

BONDI JUNCTION:
Theory Room
Level 1 Waveryly Library
Denison St
Bondi Junction NSW 2022

NOWRA
West Street Community Hall
Nowra NSW 2541