People with disability given a voice

By Morgan Dyer

Ethnic Shepparton people with a disability will learn how to have their voices heard, thanks to a self-advocacy training seminar happening in Shepparton on Wednesday.

Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Self Advocacy Training and Feast aims to give people with disability the skills to advocate for themselves.

The training day will cover topics including knowing your human rights, understanding the NDIS and NDIS planning, and learning how to speak for others and yourself.

Taking part in the session will give individuals the opportunity to be eligible to apply for work as a self-advocate in the local community.

Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria and the Migrant Resource Centre North West Region's Diversity & Disability Program will deliver the seminar in a way that is easy to understand.

Support workers and brunch will be provided in a disability-friendly environment.

The session runs from 11am to 2.30pm on Wednesday, December 4 at Fryers St Food Store. Bookings are essential and can be made via Eventbrite or by phoning Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria on 9354 9555.