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Disability Action Plan 2009-2014

Australia NSW Department of Health Country Resources disability, Disability Strategies and Plans Australia, New South Wales 31 December 2009 Policy document autonomy, community services

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A plan to promote the quality of life and independence of people with disabilities in New South Wales.

The vision of this plan is for a society in which people with disability participate as full citizens with optimum quality of life and independence.

- People with disability are fully valued members of the community.
- People with disability are entitled to equitable access to services provided to the
general community.
- In the provision of services to people with disability the focus remains on the
whole of life needs of individuals and their capacity to participate fully in the
- Participation of people with disability in decision making processes leads to better
informed policy and outcomes for people with disability.
- The development of cultural competence is elemental to effectively support the
diversity of people with disability.
- The unique needs of people of Aboriginal background with disability are
recognised, respected and addressed appropriately.
- The legal rights of people with disability are recognised and protected.
- People with disability have equal right to employment and respect.


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