Disability Advocacy

Inner West Paediatrics respects your right to advocacy, and will support you to access the advocate of your choice if required.

What is disability advocacy?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 defines an independent advocate, in relation to a person with disability, to mean a person who:

  • Is independent of the Agency, the Commission and any NDIS providers providing supports or services to the person with disability
  • Provides independent advocacy for the person with disability, to assist the person with disability to exercise choice and control and to have their voice heard in matters that affect them.
  • Acts at the direction of the person with disability, reflecting the person with disability’s expressed wishes, will, preferences and rights
  • Is free of relevant conflicts of interest.

For further information on disability advocacy and finding a disability advocate, see: The Disability Advocacy Finder

Sydney Advocacy groups include:

Sydney Regional Aboriginal Corporation Legal Service 
e: idas@idas.org.au
p: 02 4722 3524 
w: www.idas.org.au

Self Advocacy (Sydney) Incorporated 
e: info@sasinc.com.au 
p: 02 9622 3005 
w: www.sasinc.com.au 

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc Granville (Head Office) 
e: mdaa@mdaa.org.au 
p: 1800 629 072 
w: www.mdaa.org.au

People with Disability Australia Inc Sydney
(Head Office) 
e: pwd@pwd.org.au 
p: 1800 422 015 
w: www.pwd.org.au

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc
e: mdaa@mdaa.org.au 
p: 1800 629 072 
w: www.mdaa.org.au

Synapse (NSW) 
e: info@synapse.org.au 
p: 1800 673 074 
w: http://synapse.org.au

Family Advocacy 
e: communications@family-advocacy.com 
p: 1800 620 588
w: www.family-advocacy.com

Intellectual Disability Rights Service 
e: info@idrs.org.au 
p: 02 9265 6300 
w: www.idrs.org.au