EMPOWER disability-led advocacy training

EMPOWER is a project funded by the Department of Communities to support self-advocacy and associated community supports for people with disability.

It is all about supporting the human rights of people with disability to stand up for their rights, make their own decisions and have their voices heard.

The project is being coordinated by Evolve WA with our community partners: Western Australia’s Individualised Services (WAiS), People with Disabilities WA (PWdWA), Carers WA and Midlas. EMPOWER is a two year co-designed project to build the advocacy capacity of three key groups:

  • People with disability
  • Family and carers
  • Community and organisations

The EMPOWER project is currently offering the following FREE courses.

For everyone: organisations, professionals and the whole community. All welcome

Disability Access and Inclusion

Half-day seminar

An upbeat and informative half-day course about disability awareness and how to make your organisation more inclusive for everyone.

Attend a public seminar, choose from:

  • 1pm-4pm Thursday 23 June, West Leederville
  • 10am-1pm Thursday 14 July, West Leederville
  • 1pm-4pm Tuesday 19 July, live online
  • 10am-1pm Tuesday 16 August, live online

Alternatively, contact us to book a free course especially for your group, on-site at your organisation!

Disability and Mental Health Rights (and wrongs)

Half-day legal seminar

Understanding disability law and how it applies in real-world situations.

Attend a public seminar, choose from:

  • 9.30am-12.30pm Thurs 23 June, West Leederville
  • 9.30am-12.30pm Thurs 14 July, West Leederville
  • 10am-1pm Thurs 28 July, live online

For people with any type of disability, mental health issue or those on the autism spectrum


Your Rights, Your Choice, Your Voice

Two-day self-advocacy course

A self-advocacy course for people with disabilities who want to speak up for themselves. This two-day course is delivered by People with Disabilities WA.

Choose from:

  • Friday 27 and Monday 30 May, live online
  • Monday 8 and Wed 10 August, West Leederville

For families, friends + carers of those with a disability, who would like to support their self advocacy

Support Self Advocacy

One-day advocacy supporters’ course

How does a carer, friend or family member support someone with a disability to self-advocate? Learn what it takes to provide the best support and walk alongside someone in their advocacy.

Choose from:

  • Friday 10 June, online
  • Friday 1 July, West Leederville
  • Wednesday 13 July, online
  • Thursday 11 August, West Leederville