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    Advocacy: Self Directed Action Booklet

    This booklet focuses on identifying and developing skills for effective self-advocacy. The addition of these skills will aid students in determining what they need from their post-secondary education experience, resulting in a positive experience for both students and staff. (Terri Sharpe - Edith Cowan University - 2000).

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    An Introduction to Disability Advocacy: online training

    The aim of this course is to introduce what it takes to be an effective advocate and provide a strong foundation in advocacy practice. This course is unaccredited and is available FREE of charge.

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    Australian Centre for Disability Law

    The Australian Centre for Disability Law promotes and protect the human and legal rights of people with disability and their supporters through legal advocacy. Their services include: providing legal advice; taking on selected casework;  assisting with referrals; delivering Community Legal Education; and, undertaking law reform and projects

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    Autism and Aspergers Advocacy Australia

    Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia, also known as A4, is a systemic advocacy organisation that advocates nationally in Australia on behalf of people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including Asperger's Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS).

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    Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA)

    Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) Ltd supports and strengthens independent disability advocacy agencies in their work of advocating for and with people with disabilities so that they are valued and included members of the community, their fundamental needs are met and their human rights are respected. DANA is a network of almost 70 agencies from across Australia.

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    Mental Health: ARAFMI NSW (Inc)

    ARAFMI NSW (Inc) provides support and advocacy for families and friends with mental illness or disorder. ARAFMI can help by offering, support, education and advocacy.

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    National Disability Advocacy Agencies funded by the Australian Government

    The NDAP Provider Finder is a web-based application for people with disabilities, carers and their families, to search for advocacy agencies funded by the Australian Government with Australia by Postcode, State or Provider Type.