Our vision is an accessible and inclusive South Australia based on fairness and respect.
To achieve this vision, Inclusive SA focuses on four themes and connected priorities that reflect what people living with disability have told us is important to them:
- Inclusive communities for all
- Leadership and collaboration
- Accessible communities
- Learning and Employment
DHS will continue to embed the vision of Inclusive SA and continue to lead the implementation by strengthening State authorities’ understanding of priority groups.
The four priority groups as identified in the Act, and below, will be the foundation for all Inclusive SA and DAIP actions in future iterations.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability have a right to respect and acknowledgment as the first peoples of Australia and for their unique history, culture and kinship relationships and connection to their traditional land and waters. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability face multiple disadvantages.
People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Cultural, language, and other differences create barriers to providing supports and services to people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Many women with disability face multiple disadvantages and on average, experience higher rates of abuse and exploitation than women without disability.
Children with disability have the right to a full life in conditions that ensure the child’s dignity, promote self-reliance, and facilitate the child’s active and full participation in family, cultural, and social life.
Children with disability are more vulnerable to risk of abuse or exploitation.
The developmental needs of children with disability must be taken into account, with particular focus on critical periods in their childhood and adolescence.