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Newsletter Nov edition

We are devastated to hear of the death of Jan Daisley, one of Australia’s leading disability advocates, particularly for the rights of people with disability to live in the community, and a founding member of PWDA.Photo of Jan Daisley laughing in a garden

Jan lived in an institution for 30 years. In 1993, as soon as she could communicate, she clearly stated that she wanted to move out and into the community. 

She was determined to make an independent life for herself, despite many people saying that was impossible. Jan enrolled in TAFE and obtained certificates in disability and law. She then went on to university to do a Bachelors of Education in Habilitation, then a Masters in Communities in Social Justice. She wrote and published three books, her autobiography "I hear more than you see", a sequel called "Rebels with a cause" and also a book about her experiences with disability support workers called “The Good, The Bad and The Unbelievable – Carers I have Known”.

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