LINKS

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ABI Factsheets

http://www.biaq.com.au/factsheets.htm

ABI/TBI recovery guide

http://www.tbiguide.com/

Action For Community Living

http://afcl.org.au/Pages/default.aspx

Advocating Change Together http://www.selfadvocacy.org

Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a grassroots disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities. ACT's mission is to help people across disabilities to see themselves as part of a larger disability rights movement and make connections to other civil and human rights struggles.

Aphasia Association Inc http://www.aphasia.org.au/

ARBIAS

Support for drug and alcohol related Brain Injury http://www.arbias.org.au/

Australian Human Rights Commission

Australian Human Rights Commission – Find out about human rights and discrimination

Leading the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia by:

  • making human rights values part of everyday life and language;
  • empowering all people to understand and exercise their human rights;
  • working with individuals, community, business and government to inspire action;
  • keeping government accountable to national and international human rights standards;

Be Real

A how-do guide to self-advocacy and complaints: http://www.biaq.com.au/Be-Real/content/home-page.htm

BIA

Brain Injury Australia http://www.braininjuryaustralia.org.au

Brain Injury Association of New South Wales

Understanding and living with a brain injury http://www.biansw.org.au/

Brain injury chat

Internet chat room http://www.braininjurychat.org/

BrainLink

Main contact for ABI information http://www.brainlink.org.au

Disability Online http://www.disability.vic.gov.au/

Melbourne City Mission http://www.melbournecitymission.org.au/

Melbourne City Mission has worked across Melbourne and Victoria for over 155 years and is now an organisation of over 70 different programs and services, supporting thousands of people from all walks of life each week. Available services and resources include Homelessness Support, Youth Services, Education Support, Children's Services, Disability Support, Employment Services, and Acquired Brain Injury Support."

Multiple Sclerosis Australia

http://www.mssociety.com.au/nswvic/

Nothing About Us Without Us

Disability consultants with a disability http://www.disabilityconsultants.org.au/

Partners in Policymaking http://www.partnersinpolicymaking.com/online

Online courses from Partners in Policymaking. The courses are designed for people with disabilities, their friends and families and other advocates, and are open to anyone who would like to increase their knowledge and skills in these areas: Partners in Living (self-advocacy, independent living), Partners in Time (the history of society's treatment of people with disabilities), Partners in Education (for parents with children in the [US] special education system), Making Your Case (legislative advocacy ie lobbying government), and Partners in Employment (finding a job and planning a career).

SARU

The Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU) is a resource centre for self advocacy groups based in Melbourne. It provides resources and support for self-advocacy groups. Their website is under development but you can phone them on 9639 6856 or email them at saru@rosshouse.org.au

Self-Help

Self-help, also known as peer support or mutual aid, is when a group of people who share a common problem, challenge or issue, meet to share emotional support, information and practical ideas. http://www.selfhelp.on.ca/

SportAid

Sport and everyday wheelchairs and accessories http://www.sportaid.com/

Stroke Association of Victoria Inc

http://home.vicnet.net.au/~stroke/StrokeGroups.htm

Summer Foundation

http://www.summerfoundation.org.au/

VCASP

http://www.vcasp.org.au/

What is a self-advocacy group
http://www.bcpf.bc.ca/self-advocacy.htm