We are unable to accept any further referrals as we have a large volume of referrals on our Waitlist. Those on our Referral Waitlist will continue to receive limited self-advocacy support while they wait for an Advocate to be assigned.
Independent Advocacy in the Tropics Inc. ("IATI") including all registered Business Names, is a community organisation formed in 1989 then incorporated in 1991, to provide advocacy support for people with disability.
The Need for Advocacy
People with disability are in particular need of advocacy because they often experience or are vulnerable to discrimination, neglect, exploitation and/or abuse. They are just as valuable as any other human being regardless of what they do or don't do. They need the same things that all people need to live well in this world; their own place, sense of belonging, love and affection, safety.
We are all connected within a community and in our world and people with disability must be fully included in this. People with disability should not be separated, segregated or isolated. They should be able to make their own decisions, make mistakes, have courage, be fearful, be likeable, be unpleasant just as any other person. This is everyone's basic human right.