Advocacy for Families and their children with disability (0-18)
ACD works alongside parents and carers or legal guardians with children (0-18) with disability or disabling conditions in our professional advocacy provision across Tasmania.
We work within the fundamental principle that the rights and interests of the child or young person with disability are upheld at all times.
We understand that families often experience issues affecting their child/ren with disability or disabling conditions. Our Disability Consultants provide professional advocacy to support and/or act on your behalf to resolve issues as quickly as possible.
ACD Disability Consultants provide professional advocacy to assist parents and carers to develop skills and knowledge so they can make informed decisions; exercise their rights and advocate successfully for their children with disability.
Systemic Advocacy (Community Development Work)
Proactively, ACD staff represent the best interests of families by spending time evolving innovative ideas and participating in and/or undertaking community development projects.
ACD keeps up to date with current issues impacting on children with disability and their families by collecting relevant data from each individual professional contact.
ACD is involved in many strategic alliances, working groups, reference groups and committees, and writes submissions to Government to influence and suggest ideas for addressing key issues affecting families and their children and/or young people with disability across Tasmania.
There are many areas that require priority and focus for community development work and systemic advocacy in line with addressing, progressing and resolving presenting issues for families and their children with disability across the community.
A Life Not So Ordinary by Selina Spowart
“Violence committed by children against their mothers, fathers, siblings and carers is rarely discussed in this country. Is it really happening? Well, it happened to us. And I don’t think we are the only ones”