Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference 2012
Disability advocacy and the legal system: You be the judge!

Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 March 2012 @ Melbourne Park Function Centre

Success stories about life by self advocates

Through the Keys to Success program VALID gives people who use disability support services the skills and confidence to speak up about what they want in their lives. Self Advocacy and Self Determination skills are important for people who are planning for the future, for some people knowing what they want is easy, it’s the making it happen that proves to be the challenge. This session will also include stories by invited guests who will speak about their Person Centred Plans, the dreams they have and the things that they
are doing in their lives. They will tell their own stories of how they have achieved their goals.


Tuesday 27th March, 2012: 1:30am - 2:15am


Blue /room


Heather Forsythe, Self Advocate Project Worker,VALID

Heather is interested in helping to support people with a disability to communicate effectively and has worked over many years to become a leader in the intellectual disability field; she has completed several leadership courses and represented self advocates on many committees, including the Victorian Disability Advisory Committee.

Photo of Heather Forsythe, Self Advocate Project Worker,VALID