“If they don’t listen to us – then they are not going to learn what is important to us”
Susan Arthur, Positive Powerful Parent Self Advocacy Group
Voice at The Table (VATT), a project of the Self-Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU), aims to increase the number of people with cognitive disabilities sitting on boards, committees and advisory groups within government, service providers, community and mainstream organisations at a local, state and national level.
What We Do
- Consumer representative training for people with cognitive disabilities.
- Consumer representation and participation resources for use by service providers, government, community and mainstream organisations.
- Inclusive Practice training for organisations.
- Opportunities and support for consumer representatives.
Who We Are
- VATT Steering Committee is Colin Hiscoe, Francesca Lee, Sue Smith, Paul Dunn, Amy Gough, Pauline Williams, Kate O’Neill
- VATT Project Coordinator: Mike McEvoy
- VATT Project Worker: Amy Sue Lasslett
- SARU is led by AMIDA, Reinforce, Brain Injury Matters and StArt Community Art.
“People with disability have lived experience of disability and must play a central role in shaping and implementing policies, programs and services that affect them”
National Disability Strategy 2010-2020
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