We want a community where all people with intellectual disability are valued.
We believe people with disability should have the same opportunities as everyone else.
We work to build a community that protects rights, includes everyone and supports people well.
Who we are
People with intellectual disability are at the front and centre of everything we do – they are our decision-makers, staff members, board members and spokespeople.
How we work
We speak up on the big issues and campaign for change. We talk to organisations about becoming more inclusive and accessible.
Through CID people with intellectual disability, their families and supporters can learn skills, and actively take part in the community.
We provide information, hold workshops and develop useful resources.
We share our stories and connect with peers.
We focus on issues that are important to people with intellectual disability, such as health, NDIS, jobs, education, transport and safety.
We have an Ethical Framework for all CID people to follow.
It is a guide to help us do the right thing at CID.
The framework has tools to help us make good choices.
Our goals for the next 3 years are to:
- Make change
- Empower people
- Connect with communities
“CID models inclusion of people with intellectual disability in everything it does.”
Bigby & Henderson 2018 La Trobe University
Read their report
More than 450,000 people in Australia have an intellectual disability.
Since 2017 three of our Members Robert Strike AM, Fiona McKenzie AM and Michael Sullivan AM have been honoured with being named Members of the Order of Australia.
“One of the things I love about CID is that when I come in people are sharing ideas.”
Shu Hua Chan, CID board member
“Intellectual disability is a disability that slows down learning. We can learn if the way of teaching matches how the person learns. Intellectual disability is not an inability to think! We know what is going on around us, and we can feel what’s going on, too”.
– Robert Strike