36 episodes

In this series we will build our skills in supporting others in their decision-making. This kind of support is particularly important for people in our community whose decision-making has been ignored or undermined. We can help people reclaim their decision-making power through the support we offer.

Supported Decision Making Podcast Advocacy for Inclusion

    • Society & Culture

In this series we will build our skills in supporting others in their decision-making. This kind of support is particularly important for people in our community whose decision-making has been ignored or undermined. We can help people reclaim their decision-making power through the support we offer.

    Diversity, Inclusion and Stories that Matter: An Interview with Dr Lisa Stafford

    Diversity, Inclusion and Stories that Matter: An Interview with Dr Lisa Stafford

    In this interview, with Dr Lisa Stafford, we explore what we mean when we talk about inclusion, the power and inequities involved in design and planning, and creative approaches that have connected with the views and perspectives of young people with disability. 

    Dr Lisa Stafford is an Inclusive Communities Researcher and a Community Planner, with 20 years’ experience in the field of disability, inclusion and the built environment. Lisa has worked in government, NGO and university settings and has a specific focus on the social-spatial needs of children, young people and their families. Lisa also identifies as a chronically-ill disabled person. 
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    • 42 min
    Advocacy, Vaccinations and the Pandemic: An Interview with Nicolas Lawler CEO AFI

    Advocacy, Vaccinations and the Pandemic: An Interview with Nicolas Lawler CEO AFI

    In this podcast we catch up with Nicolas Lawler and discuss issues related to the present lockdown in the ACT, the impact it is having on some people with disability in the community, and also concerns related to support services and vaccination.
    We refer to Easy English resources in the podcast.
    Here are the links:

    Easy-English-COVID-Words.pdf (advocacyforinclusion.org)
    When-Can-I-Leave-the-House-EE-Updated-16-August-2021.pdf (advocacyforinclusion.org)

    If you are a person with disability living in the ACT, and need advocacy help, you can reach us on (02) 6257 4005 
    or via our website at Contact us – Advocacy for Inclusion
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    • 11 min
    Co-Design: An Interview with Kelly Ann McKercher

    Co-Design: An Interview with Kelly Ann McKercher

    In this episode we had the opportunity to explore co-design with Kelly Ann McKercher. Kelly Ann is a design expert and author of the book "Beyond Sticky Notes: Co-design for Real: Mindsets, Methods, and Movements." Our conversation considered what authentic co-design looks like, the methods that can be used to engage the wisdom of people with lived experience, and the points of resistance that Kelly Ann has encountered when presenting co-design ideas to organisations.

    Further information about co-design - and Kelly Ann's book - can be found at:
    https://www.beyondstickynotes.com/
    Further information and help can be found:
    https://www.emmablomkamp.com/
    https://tacsi.org.au/
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    • 41 min
    Advocacy In A Time Of Change: An Interview with Nicolas Lawler, CEO AFI

    Advocacy In A Time Of Change: An Interview with Nicolas Lawler, CEO AFI

    The call for disability advocacy services has increased throughout the Covid era. Many individuals, in our community, face complex challenges and disabling barriers, and without advocacy support they have to find a way their forward alone. Nicolas Lawler, CEO of Advocacy for Inclusion, joins us to discuss the challenges of these times when increasing community need meets underfunded advocacy services. We also discuss the lessons that can be learnt from the experience of the Covid era and the merging of Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI) with People with Disability ACT (PWDACT). 

    Advocacy for Inclusion can be contacted:
    Phone: (02) 6257 4005
    Email: info@advocacyforinclusion.org
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    • 22 min
    Building A Better Normal: An Interview with ACT Disability Minister Emma Davidson

    Building A Better Normal: An Interview with ACT Disability Minister Emma Davidson

    In this episode we interview ACT Disability Minister Emma Davidson. Our conversation covers a range of issues including the possible changes to the NDIS system that have been flagged, the relationship between state, territory and federal governments in relation to these possible changes, how the ACT Greens aim of "building a better normal" relates to people with disability and the complex challenges they negotiate, and the changes that are occurring in relation to the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccines.  
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    • 45 min
    Changes to the NDIS System: Interview with Stacy Reese AFI Policy Team Leader

    Changes to the NDIS System: Interview with Stacy Reese AFI Policy Team Leader

    The Federal Government has signaled changes to the NDIS system. The upcoming introduction of compulsory independent assessors has been met with significant concern among people with disability and their supporters. Stacy Reese joins us in this podcast to explain what we know about the upcoming changes and why they are of concern to many in the community.
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    • 36 min

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