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PWDA's programs include:
PWDA also auspices the Australian Network for Universal Housing Design.
PWDA offers free individual and group advocacy support to any person with a disability living in NSW and eight regions in Queensland. PWDA's Individual Advocacy Services provide short to medium term, non-legal, issue-based advocacy support to people with disability who have serious and urgent issues. These services also offer information to people with disability about how to advocate for themselves.
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PWDA advocates for the reform of systemic issues that have a negative impact on people with disability and their associates. The goals of PWDA's systemic advocacy program are promoting the contribution and potential of people with disability and achieving positive changes to those structures, policies and practices which exclude and discriminate against people with disability and put them at risk of abuse and neglect.
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PWDA engages in international development projects which aim to consolidate the development and growth of Disabled People's Organisations (DPOs) since 2002, to build the disability rights movement in the Asia Pacific and Internationally.
PWDA informs its members and the public, about disability rights issues through websites, email updates, newsletter and other resources. PWDA also suggests other sources of information and assistance.
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PWDA has extensive experience in the development and delivery of professional training across a wide range of disability areas and develops flexible training packages tailor-made to meet the needs of an organisation. To find out more about PWDA's training services or to discuss your specific training needs, please contact us.
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People with Disability Australia provides secretariat support to the Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD). ANUHD is a national network of housing industry bodies, housing professionals, government professionals, designers & builders, researchers and home occupants who believe that the homes we build for today’s Australia should be fit for all of tomorrow’s Australians. For more information visit the ANUHD website
People with Disability Australia supports NSW Disability Advocacy Network (NDAN) a network of independent community-based disability organisations and groups in New South Wales whose primary purpose is advocacy and/or provision of rights-based information for people with disability. For more information visit the NDAN website
People with Disability Australia auspiced the SADA project which provides a framework for action in which organisations work together to protect vulnerable people in care settings, raise the awareness of the issues of sexual assault amongst people with disability and older people in care in the wider community, and provide resources and training on preventing and responding to sexual assault. For more information visit the SADA website
The E-Bulletin is a source of PWDA's internal news and developments in the disability sector at the state, national and international levels. It goes out to members and interested others regularly by email.