Disability advocacy plays a role in assisting people to gain a sense of agency in their lives. The six models of advocacy outlined in the Framework provide a good framework for the function and role of advocacy. However, it is the connections with organisations they trust and have experience with which brings people to advocacy. The importance of these relationships cannot be underestimated.
Locally and community based organisations of and for people with disability are common points of engagement for people with disability. Disability advocacy organisations are very mindful of this community based approach, and as a result are very successful at building such connections.