Applying evidence to Australian Government Policy – You can too!

If you or a relative could not speak, you would want to know that there were many many people willing to advocate on your behalf that you receive the assessment, therapy, services, and support that you or your loved one would need to participate in everyday society.

Things all of us can do in January 2014 to help Communication for people with disability:

1. Respond to the Australian Government’s draft #NDIS legislation on disability inclusion

http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/about_us/legislation_agreements_partnerships/nsw_disability_services_act_review “Have your say” Deadline is 14 February 2014.

2. International Communication Project 2014 has a Twitter Handle https://twitter.com/ICP2014 and has a Pledge for Everyone to Sign at http://www.communication2014.com – do this in January and watch out for updates on the Twitter Handle.

3. Australian Government Parliamentary Inquiry: On different types of communication disorders in Australia and speech pathology services in Australia

The Twitter Hashtag for discussion of the Parliamentary Inquiry is #SpeechPathInquiry

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Speech_Pathology Deadline is 21 February 

I am going to post my submissions on 1 and 3 on this blog, and update on my activities within ICP2014 as the year proceeds.

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