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Date:2008-12; Dated: Jul.-Dec. 2008




Mental Health Services -- Australia, Central -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Mental Health -- Periodicals

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Mental Health Association of Central Australia

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Alice Springs


no. 18

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51 Changing Times & Faces @ the Disability Advocacy Service Goodbye Janine ... & Welcome Missa! The time has come to say farewell to an amazing advocate of the rights of People with Disability. After nearly nine years, Janine has left the Disaiblity Advocacy Service and on 1 December handed over the management role to Missa Bolibruck. I arrived in Alice Springs over a year ago from Ontario, Canada. I am a sociologist and activist who has spent 10 years working within Social Justice movements in North America. I work from an anti-oppression community development framework and my work with/for People with Disability is guided by a fundamental belief that everyone has the right to be valued for who they are. I believe that disability has to do with the ideas and environments that restrict peoples access to participate in the community, not with someones ability. I enjoy my work as an advocate because I have the opportunity to work with People with Disability to assert their right to participate in the community and change ideas around ability. Disability Advocacy is now in a time of change and growth. Not only will I be in the role of Manager but we are also in the process now of recruiting a new Disability Advocate and a new Board of Management has been elected new faces all around. One thing that wont change is DASs dedication to providing effective individual advocacy to People with Disability in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. Make sure you Watch This Space as things shift and change over the next few months. X Contact Disability Advocacy Service on (08) 8953 1422 or visit us at 63-65 Railway Tce, Alice Springs Interagency Meeting Dates For 2009! u Wednesday, 11 February To be hosted by the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia u Wednesday, 20 May u Wednesday, 19 August u Wednesday, 18 November Meetings held @ the Andy McNeill Room Alice Springs Town Council 10.00am 12.00noon Who: The meeting is open to all community and services agencies, government agencies, NGOs. Why: For information sharing, networking, gathering ideas and sharing your vision with others. What: The meetings are hosted by a different group each time that provides the facilitation of the meeting, a few nibbles, tea and coffee. Hosts are responsible for preparing the facility and meeting and greeting, guest list etc. A table is to be provided for people to display pamphlets and promotional material. At the end of the meeting the hosts for the next meeting will be established. Where: At the Andy McNeill Room, Alice Springs Town Council. This is our new permanent venue for meetings. For further info contact Jonathan Pilbrow, NTCOSS Ph: (08) 89514290 or 0438 552 584 Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind. Zen Proverb New DAS Manager, Missa Bolibruck, saying farewell to Janine

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