More than 300 enthusiastic people generated around one thousand ideas to help us develop Inclusive SA. The community shared examples of good practice and discussed where improvements could be made. People with lived experience of disability provided valuable input into the themes and priorities.
Working together, participants told us that people living with disability want to:
- be treated with respect and dignity
- find meaning in their lives
- make their own decisions
- be actively involved in their communities
- live somewhere that feels like home
- be able to get to places
- receive an education
- feel safe
- have fun
- make friends
- be connected and informed
- understand their rights
- have access to the services they need.
Participants in the community consultation considered the specific situations of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women and children. The actions in this plan take those considerations into account. Further and more targeted consultation with these priority groups will take place during 2020 to ensure the revised plan in 2021 responds to their specific needs.