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Catching up with the AFI team

After three months long service leave its been wonderful to spend time catching up with the Advocacy for Inclusion team at the weekly team meeting.

Today we’ve focussed on our purpose and our continuing work to collect the stories of our consumers, self-advocates and members.

As we move to a more justice based focus in our work the team has been building stronger relationships in the legal community and at the ACT Prison.

We are very stretched but making a big difference to highly marginalised people who need advocacy assistance. Advocacy for Inclusion is heavily into ACT Election mode.

Our policy team is ensuring that all parties are aware of our Election Priorities. We are currently interviewing the major parties to understand what commitments they will make on disability rights, and how they plan to ensure equality of access to justice and the law for people with disabilities.

Watch for the interviews on our YouTube channel, and keep an eye on the election page of this website.

The Self-advocacy Team have made major gains in the confidence of the self-advocates to be able to tell their stories. I’m really looking forward to hearing some of them for the very first time.

Many of our self-advocates have never had the opportunity to tell their story or be heard with respect. It’s very powerful to hear and I thank them for their trust and confidence in us.

 

Christina Ryan Chief Executive Officer

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