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

Pauline Williams

Advocate, Action for More Independence and Dignity in Accommodation (AMIDA)

During her 16 years at AMIDA, Pauline’s role has included systemic advocacy to achieve such goals as the inclusion in law of residential rights for people with a disability living in shared supported accommodation. AMIDA is involved in promoting these rights to residents empowering them in how to use their rights and Pauline has coordinated the creation of training resources for this purpose.

Pauline supports people with a disability to produce and present the Raising Our Voices radio show on housing and related issues facing people with a disability. AMIDA has a close working relationship with Reinforce, Brain Injury Matters and the Start community Art collective. Pauline is on the Self Advocacy Resource Unit management committee and has worked passionately on other projects.

Prior to her role at AMIDA Pauline taught at Kangen TAFE in the Associate Diploma of Community Development for 4 years and has worked in the housing field for many years before that.


Disability advocacy and self advocacy working better together for change

Tuesday 27th March, 2012: 12:30am - 1:30am

Discussions about the long term mutual benefits and outcomes that can be achieved as a result of disability advocacy organisations working in partnership with self advocacy groups.