Representatives from a NSW advocacy group were in Griffith last week, educating multicultural residents with disabilities on the wide array of services available to them.
The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA) held a presentation at the Griffith Community Centre, speaking to a range of Griffith residents about how they can help them navigate the hurdles of living life with a disability.
The MDAA's Sera Yilmaz said the visit was about letting people know what their rights are.
"We wanted to come down here to Griffith to speak to some of the consumers and let them know about the services we provide at the MDAA," Ms Yilmaz said.
"In particular, we spoke about the Active Citizens project, which empowers citizens in the community to get active and know what their rights are and what services are available to support them."
"It can have be anything from the services for disability to how to contact your local members of government. People need to know what is out there."
According to Ms Yilmaz, coming out to towns like Griffith to host these talks is a crucial aspect of the MDAA's work.
She says far too many people are unaware of simple ways they could improve their situation and receive support.
"It's always good to get the word out," Ms Yilmaz said.
"I was surprised even in Sydney how many people weren't aware of the services available to them and when we spoke to consumers in Griffith they were very impressed because they didn't know just how much we can assist them with."
As well as the Active Citizens project, the MDAA also helps people with any issues they may have with the NDIS, such as appealing a rejected application.
The association also plays an important role in the ongoing Disability Royal Commission and can assist people with making submissions if they have been abused, neglected or exploited due to their disability.
Griffith residents can speak to the MDAA through local representative Rochelle Croucamp by calling the Griffith Community Centre on 6962 4144.
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