Independent Advocacy in the Tropics Inc


Advocacy for the Individual

>  We provide advocacy support for children, young people and adults with disability
>  We support the advocacy efforts of other individuals (when they aline with our values)
>  Provide information to people with disability, their family, friends and the community

Our Advocates will also support and be with you through formal and judicial hearings for example:

  • legal/justice proceeding (including correctional facilities);
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) hearings;
  • working within Mental Health and Rehabilitation units;  and
  • Mental Health Review Tribunal proceedings

IATI has been appointed by the Department of Social Services to provide special advocacy assistance for those under the National Disability Insurance Agency's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  We have specialist advocates known as an NDIS Appeals Support Officers who will provide specialist advocacy support to participants who wish to challenge NDIS decisions in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).