“'I'd like us to imagine that every child with disability that was born in this community was welcomed, embraced...”

Lorna Hallahan
South Australia is richer for the contributions of people with a disability. We must make sure South Australia is a place where people with disability can participate as equal and active citizens across all community life. Disability in itself is not a barrier to full participation.

As citizens, people with disabilities have rights, responsibilities, aspirations and dreams. People with disabilities make contributions every day to the economic, social and cultural aspects of South Australia. Our community strives to be open, accessible and welcome.  We want to ensure everyone is provided the opportunities, knowledge and skills to live a life which is rich, meaningful and rewarding.

The South Australian Social Inclusion Board is currently developing a reform plan – a ‘Blueprint’ - to set a future direction for the way people with a disability, their families and carers are supported in South Australia.  During 2010, the Social Inclusion Board, in partnership with South Australia’s Strategic Plan completed a process of listening to people with disability, their families and carers in South Australia. It is anticipated that the Plan and the Blueprint will support  South Australia to develop into a community that is accessible and rich in opportunities for people with disability. 

Every target in the Plan has relevance for people with disability, their families and carers. However, the Plan also contains a number of specific targets which have been informed by the voices of South Australian’s with disability, their families and carers.

These targets relate specifically to people with a disability.  Many other targets in the Plan will also contribute to  positive outcomes for people with disability, their carers and families.

Relevant Targets

It is important to break down reporting data by disability wherever possible, so that we can know where tailored strategies and responses might be needed. Read more about how target data can be broken down by disability.