“I had never dealt with the legal system before, but with the support of the advocates at RIAC, the whole process was much easier to handle. Advocacy helped me stand up for my son’s rights and navigate unfamiliar territory,” states Liam’s mother Michelle, from Moriac. RIAC, the Rights, Information and Advocacy Centre, supported Liam McGarrigle’s family throughout an NDIS appeal to the Federal Court.
You may remember 21-year old Liam’s case of 2017. He has autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability. He required taxis because he can’t drive, and there was no public transport available. Liam had sought funding only for the transport costs incurred by using his NDIS plan to attend work, disability training and social groups.
RIAC has a team of Advocates who provide free support to people with disabilities. Their Advocates genuinely care about guiding people, through often complex processes, within systems to ensure the people they work with are not disadvantaged by their unique differences. They ensure human rights are upheld.
RIAC has a couple of upcoming workshops free for the community relating to Advocacy and the NDIS
Join their Advocates on:
There’s a community engagement forum for women with disabilities from 10am – 1:30pm at Volunteering Geelong this Thursday 16th May, along with Women’s with Disabilities Victoria. Lunch & refreshments will be provided.
On Thursday 6th June, Understanding NDIS & Reviews Workshop 9:30am – 11:30am will be held at RIAC’s office Suite 11/ 23-31 Gheringhap St, Focus Five Building where morning tea provided.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0491 208 130 to RSVP or for more information, visit us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/RightsInformationandAdvocacyCentre/
Photo: The RIAC Advocates.