People with intellectual disability are not treated the same when it comes to health.
We want people with intellectual disability to have the support they need to get healthy and stay healthy.
What we are doing
We help people with intellectual disability understand their health rights. We meet with politicians, academics, policy makers and health professionals to talk about improvements to the health system.
We run big campaigns so that people can join us and speak up for better health care.
We make resources to improve communication between people with intellectual disability and health workers. For example our My Health Matters folder helps people communicate better with their doctor.
We share stories from people with intellectual disability about the health issues they experience so that everyone can understand the challenges and the support needed.
COVID: Please note we have Easy Read information, stories, videos and other information about the pandemic. See our COVID page.
Looking after your health during Coronavirus
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Campaigns we have fought for the health of people with intellectual disability
Our health counts campaign
Too many people with intellectual disability die too young from preventable causes. Governments are not doing enough to fix this problem. Join us to call for change.
Hard to Swallow - campaign win
NDIS funding cuts for swallowing therapy were putting people like Tanisha at risk of choking. But thanks to our supporters, funding for swallowing therapies was reinstated. This was a fantastic…
Our stories about health
Our health does count! Our advocacy reaps results
The Australian Government has announced important initiatives to address health inequalities experienced by people with intellectual disability.
How has the Coronavirus pandemic affected people with intellectual disability?
Anthony Mulholland has told the Royal Commission about his life during the Coronavirus pandemic.