Institute for Family Advocacy and Leadership Development

Acronym: 
Family Advocacy

Family Advocacy is a statewide, community-based organisation which is concerned with the needs, interests & rights of people who have a developmental disability. Its aim is to achieve positive social roles for children and adults who have a developmental disability through the development of advocacy by families and by strengthening the knowledge, influence and role of the family. Family Advocacy runs information sessions and advocacy-based workshops for families, provides telephone advice to individuals, produces resource material and a newsletter, has a resource library of articles, books and videos (The Inclusion Collection). Resource library is available to families, people with disabilities, workers in this field and students.In addition, Family Advocacy makes representations at the government level so that change is made to legislation, policy and services to gain better quality lifestyles for people with developmental disability.

Contact
Contact name: 
Cecile Sullivan Elder
Executive Officer
Phone 1: 
(02) 9869 0866
Phone 2: 
1800 620 588
Fax: 
(02) 9869 0722
Text Telephone Number: 
(02) 9869 0866
Address
Postal Address: 
PO Box 502
EPPING
1710
Access
Access facilities: 
Wheelchair access to all venues
Opening hours: 
9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, workshops at negotiated times throughout NSW
Disabilities: 
Intellectual disabilities, autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy
Service details
Area: 
Country and metropolitan New South Wales
Clients: 
Families with a member who has a developmental disability, and workers whose jobs bring them into contact with such families
Funding: 
State, Commonwealth
Publications: 
Resource material, inclusive education kit, videos, journal
Resources: 
Telephone advice, video library, resource library, resource material, journal, advocacy based workshops

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