The Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) Parents’ Program provides legal advice and representation and specialist non-legal assistance to parents with intellectual disability who are involved with the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) across NSW. The program has a strong record of family preservation when working with parents prior to care applications being made, […]
Statewide justice advocacy for people with cognitive impairment IDRS is delighted and excited to announce that our tender to deliver the Justice Advocacy Service, funded by Department of Justice, has been successful. Thank you to our many supporters, and particularly to our very special volunteers who have made this possible. The new Justice Advocacy Service […]
Investing in people with intellectual disability to influence organisations and lead respect for rights. The team at IDRS have secured a grant of $114,300 as part of the Disabled Peoples and Families Organisations – Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Readiness Grant Round 2018 grant. The grant will see the team develop training to prepare […]
The team at IDRS encourage people to comment and get involved in such an important issue. Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Have your say on the Terms of Reference by completing the public survey at engage.dss.gov.au open for public comment until Thursday, 28 March 2019.
Watch our video ‘Get to Know Your AVO’ . A practical resource developed by the teams at IDRS and Self Advocacy Sydney to help simplify AVO’s. The video ensures that people understand what an AVO is, how to avoid having an AVO in the first place, how serious an AVO is, the rules surrounding an AVO, […]
Join the IDRS Team this weekend and put pressure on the NSW Government to commit to secure, long term funding for disability advocacy, information and representation organisations in NSW. We look forward to seeing you there! #STANDBYME Rally this Sunday February 24 at 11am. Martin Place Amphitheatre – Martin Place (between Castlereagh St & Pitt […]