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Towards Inclusive Practice

The Towards Inclusive Practice project will build the capacity of people with intellectual disability and Government to help make Government more accessible for people with intellectual disability.  

Background 

Most Government systems and processes are not accessible for people with an intellectual disability. People with an intellectual disability also have very few ways to tell Government what matters. 

Covid-19 and the Disability Royal Commission have highlighted just how much the voices of people with intellectual disability are overlooked and under-supported.  

In February 2021, the Department of Social Services funded the Towards Inclusive Practice project to help make Government more accessible for people with intellectual disability. 

The project will set up a national network of people with an intellectual disability to discuss important issues and develop resources about inclusive practice for Government. 

What we will do 

In partnership with our member organisations, we will: 

  • Set up consultation groups of people with intellectual disability in each State and Territory  
  • Provide training, support and resources for the groups to meet regularly  
  • Co-design high quality resources about the best ways to include to people with intellectual disability and hear their voice 
  • Share these resources with Government, including running a national workshop 
  • Build the advocacy skills of people with intellectual disability around Australia.  

The project will run from June 2021 – December 2022.  

Find out more 

If you would like to find out more or suggest a topic for this project, please contact Christine Kuca-Thompson at [email protected]

We cannot promise that your topic will be included but it would be great to hear your suggestions.