The Active Participation Register is a project that has been developed by Southwest Advocacy Association and Rural Access South West.
The Active Participation Register project aims to empower people with disabilities by providing them with information and giving them opportunities to get more involved in the community, particularly in things like advisory committees, boards and forums where consultation and decision making takes place. The Active Participation Register is essentially an information sharing project that is designed to try to ensure that people with disabilities are made aware of relevant opportunities to participate in community activities, attend community consultations and have a say on issues that they are interested in.
The Register consists of a list of names and contact details of people with disabilities who have indicated that they want to be involved. The Register also has specific interest areas that people can ask to receive information about, including education, health, sport and recreation, arts and culture, etc.
Groups and organisations who want to get relevant information out to people with disabilities about programs or activities that they are running, or invite them to community consultations, or to apply for positions on advisory groups, steering committees, etc, are able to contact the Manager of the Active Participation Register. The Manager of the Active Participation Register then determines whether to send out the information and which people on the Register it should go to.
When filling out the Active Participation Registration Form, people can choose to receive everything that is sent out through Register, including a regular information bulletin, or only to receive information on specific topics that they have identified an interest in. The full list of specific interest areas that people can choose to receive information on is listed in the Active Participation Registration Form that is enclosed with this letter.
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Copies of our general information brochure and Registration Form are enclosed for your reference. Please feel free to contact us for further information about the Register or simply complete the enclosed Registration Form and return it to us.
We hope you will take this opportunity to become more involved in the community and to make your voice heard on issues that matter to you.
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