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Speak Up Self Advocacy Groups
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Speak Up Self Advocacy Groups

Next date Next 02 Sep 2017

  • From 3 May 2014
    Time: 11:30am to 02:00pm
    Recurrence: Every First Saturday of the Month
  • From 29 May 2014
    Time: 02:00pm to 04:00pm
    Recurrence: Every Last Thursday of the Month
Location Location: 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:


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


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


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

West Street Community Hall
Nowra NSW 2541