Everyone has rights – do you know yours?

26 March 2021

Rights are important. They are the basis of how we are treated in life. It is good to know your rights, and to be able to stand up for them.

We would love you to join our peer support group.

We also have two free, interactive webinars on rights for people with disability.

Peer Support Groups

Peer support groups meet regularly (e.g. each fortnight or month). People can help each other by talking about their experiences and challenges and share what has worked well. They can also work together to make change in their communities.

For more information, click here.

If you want to join a peer support group, fill out this form (click to open form in new window), or call 1800 843 929 or email lieslh@pwd.org.au.

Webinar 1 – Introduction to Disability Rights (For people with disability)

Date: Tuesday 13 July 2021

Time: 11am–12pm

Where: On Zoom

It will cover:

  • Introductions – Getting to know each other.
  • What are rights?
  • Where do rights come from?
  • What are some of your rights?
  • Rights go two ways – responsibilities and limitations.
  • What if your rights are not being met?  What can you do?
  • Questions, feedback and next steps.

To register, or if you have questions, contact Liesl by email on lieslh@pwd.org.au or call 0490 539 080.

Webinar 2 (Standing Up For Your Rights)

Date: 21 September 2021

Time: 3:30–4:30pm

Where: On Zoom

It will cover:

  • What if your rights are not being met?  What can you do?
  • Speak Up, Reach Out, Get Help
  • Where can you get the support you need? 
  • Advocates, Self Advocacy, Peer Support Groups, Group Advocacy
  • Brief introduction to NDIS Reviews, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability

To register, or if you have any questions, email lieslh@pwd.org.au

Webinar for Workers: Disability Rights in Action (1hr 15 mins)

  • What are disability rights, and where do they come from?
  • Andy’s story – where were his rights not met?
  • How we can support or hinder someone’s rights being met?

Free and available on request, 8 staff minimum to attend.

Andy and Liesl facilitating the webinar in front of computer screens.
Andy and Liesl facilitating the webinar