National Advocacy and Disability Training Programs
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) – www.pwd.org.au/ ph. 1800 422 015
PWDA have advocacy services around Australia, including in Queensland: Logan, Sunshine Coast, Frazer Coast, Bundaberg, Mount Isa, and the Lower Gulf Communities. Call the above number for referrals.
PWDA is based in Sydney and also host the:
National Abuse and Neglect Hotline and the Complaints Resolution
and Referral Service Ph. 1800 880 052 http://www.disabilityhotline.net.au/
Information on reporting or addressing the abuse and neglect of a person with a disability.
Speaking Up For You (SUFY): ph. 07 3255 1244
SUFY is an independent, individual social advocacy organisation for people with a disability in Brisbane and Moreton Bay Region.
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI): ph. 07 3844 4200, 1300 130 582, http://www.qai.org.au/.
QAI is an independent, community-based systems and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland, Australia. They have a Human Rights Telephone Legal Advice Service for people with an intellectual, cognitive or psychiatric disability.
Women with Disabilities Australia
WWDA have undertaken many important and informative research projects that focus on the needs of women with a disability
Australian Federation of Disability Organisations
National Council on Intellectual Disability
Intellectual Disability Right Service
Has been at the forefront of justice issues for people with intellectual disability for over a decade in New South Wales and they have an extensive range of information for lawyers and the general public that you can access. They provide support to people in New South Wales who are going through the justice system. On their website you will find a range of information and research project which inform their practice
Australian Human Rights Commission
Also see our list of Legal Services for more Advocacy and legal services.