Our Voice SA Needs Analysis Report
Our Voice SA is a peer-led self-advocacy organisation for adults living with intellectual disability. The group is expanding into other suburban areas and country regions with a view to empowering people living with intellectual disability to become self-advocates and peer supports for each other.
Our Voice SA, with funding through the NDIA, conducted a needs analysis to better understand the emerging priorities of South Australians living with intellectual disability.
Our Voice SA identified a number of gaps in access to information, knowledge and understanding of the NDIS and access to the community.
This Needs Analysis has also identified three main themes of priority for people living with intellectual disability; access, inclusion and opportunity to make choices.
This includes access to information, the community, places and services.
The main priority for people living with intellectual disability is access to recreation activities in the community. “feeling part of it”
This includes having their voices heard and disability awareness within the wider community, particularly medical staff.
Choice and decision making
This includes having opportunities to make choices about their staff, services, daily activities, housing and transport. “Never underestimate what people with disabilities can do”.
To download a copy of the full Needs Analysis report or Easy English version, click the links below.