Disability advocates provide assistance and support to ensure that:
- Your rights are upheld
- You are an active participate in the decision-making processes
- Your needs and views are presented to government, service providers and the broader community
However, it is very important to advocate for yourself. Even though there are numerous experts that can help you succeed, the best and most consistent expert is often found within – after all, no one knows you better than yourself! This doesn’t mean you have to know every law – just how to assert yourself and express your needs.