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 support 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 share stories from people with intellectual disability about the health issues they experience so that everyone can understand the challenges and the support needed.
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 run workshops for health workers about how to include people with intellectual disability as leaders in their health care.
We are making an online training for health workers to learn about reasonable adjustments, inclusive communication, communication tools, behaviour as communication, consent and decision making in health and virtual care. Our free online learning called Just Include Me will be available in November 2023.
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Campaigns we have fought for the health of people with intellectual disability
Commit to the National Roadmap for Action! End Deadly Disability Discrimination
People with Intellectual Disability are dying up to 27 years earlier than most people. Let's fix this now!
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
Good news on health in the federal budget
The 2023-2024 budget includes new spending that should improve GP health care for people with intellectual disability.
NSW Parliamentary Forum
CID's Parliamentary Forum provided insight and real stories from people with intellectual disability and their guardians and family…