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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”.

PWDAustralia RT @DeanPWDA: Cashless card flawed from start, expert tells inquest https://t.co/UU09406XXN #SocialSecurity https://t.co/I3FCs4xsCH
PWDAustralia RT @KateMFinch: NDIS is universal social infrastructure. For all, and all should pay fair share @ACOSS @AfdoOffice #auspol https://t.co/gHv
PWDAustralia RT @DPOAustralia: Thx @ScottMorrisonMP. All parliamentarians need to support this Bill to secure #NDIS funding! No more debate & deadlock #…
PWDAustralia An important issue we've been advocating on - the #NDIS and people with psychosocial #disability - Senate Report: https://t.co/CDn6tSKpXI
PWDAustralia We welcome the efforts of @ScottMorrisonMP & @cporterwa introducing a Bill into Parliament to secure #NDIS funding… https://t.co/fs6HLtsCkz

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