Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019
Advocacy under pressure

Monday 2 September | NAB The Hall, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands

Kerri Cassidy

Executive Officer, Disability Resource Centre

Kerri understands grassroots advocacy well, being a founding member of an Advocacy Organisation birthed on Facebook in 2010 and incorporated as a NFP in 2012. Kerri was awarded the National Disability Award for Excellence in Justice and Rights Protection in 2016 for this work.  In 2017 she completed a Bachelor of Social Science, an achievement she attributes to her passion for the voices of people with disabilities to be heard and respected, and the grit she possesses through riding the roller coaster of living with MS.  Kerri has spoken locally and overseas, to self-help groups, medical professionals, parliament and academics on ‘The Collaboration Imperative’ – That including consumers in the design and evaluation of medical research is an essential element.

Session

A new way of working: empowering people with disabilities to help themselves

Monday 2nd September, 2019: 11:30am - 12:00pm

Whilst buckling under the pressure of solving long, repetitive and annoying problems with national systems such as Centrelink and the NDIS, it is tempting to sometimes take on the problem, make those quick calls and write those letters to speed up the process of resolving a client’s issue in what seems like a revolving door … Continued