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Advocacy


Models of Disability Advocacy

Citizen advocacy

Seeks to support people with a disability (also called protégés) by matching them with volunteers. Some of the matches made may last for life.

Family advocacy

Works with parents and family members to enable them to act as advocates with and on behalf of a family member with disability. Family advocates work with parents and family members on either a short-term or an issue-specific basis. Family advocates work within the fundamental principle that the rights and interests of the person with disability are upheld at all times.

Individual advocacy

Seeks to uphold the rights and interests of people with all types of disabilities on a one-to-one basis by addressing instances of discrimination, abuse and neglect.

Legal advocacy

Seeks to uphold the rights and interests of people with all types of disabilities on a one-to-one basis by addressing legal aspects of instances of discrimination, abuse and neglect.

Self advocacy

supports people with disability to advocate on their own behalf, to the extent possible, or on a one-to-one or group basis.

Systemic advocacy

seeks to influence or secure positive long-term changes that remove barriers and address discriminatory practices to ensure the collective rights and interests of people with disability are upheld.

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