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If you or someone you know has a communication disability, our advocates can help you address situations where your human rights are being infringed upon.
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Communication Rights Australia is the leading human rights information and advocacy organisation for people with a disability, prioritising those with communication support needs. We are the only advocacy and information service within Australia that gives priority to people who have little or no speech. Our services are designed to break down barriers and remove discrimination through individual and systemic advocacy, information on human rights, including rights around communication, and community education and outreach. Read more about us here.
Australians are living with a communication disability right now.
in the number of people with communication disability between 2003 and 2015.
use electronic communication devices to help them communicate.
50% OF PEOPLE
who need formal assistance with communication – don’t have it.
The number of people with CSN that we advocate for each year
Average hours spent on each advocacy case
Australians with CSN will require advocacy at some stage
READ THEIR STORIES
empowering and inspiring
Leon* was being abused, excluded and not given the individual adjustments he needed at school to enable him to communicate or to learn. Read his story here…
Benjamin* was a four-year old with Pragmatic Language Disorder who was not being adequately supported during his time at kinder. Read his story here…