Self-advocacy training

Keys to Success Program

VALID has developed the Keys to Success program to educate and empower people with disabilities and their supporters. 

VALID provides training sessions to assist people to learn about how they can have an effective role in planning.  This information will be helpful when doing planning with the National Disability Insurance Agency and disability services.

The aim of the training is to help people to know about their rights and responsibilities and be more confident in speaking up when making choices and decisions about their life.

The program is made up of six workbooks that can be delivered over a number of sessions (6-8), this means that the sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of the participants.

The sessions run for about 90 minutes and cover the following three main areas:

Key 1.    Rights and Responsibilities

        Know Your Rights

  • Human Rights
  • Charter of Rights & Responsibilities
  • NDIS Rights
  • Service User Rights

Key 2.    Self Advocacy

        Speaking up assertively

  • Feelings and Emotions  

        Charge your batteries

  • Self Expression
  • Self Determination
  • Self Reliance
  • Self Development
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Esteem

Key 3.    Planning

        Know your goals

  • Preparing for good planning
  • Person Centred Planning
  • Getting ready for the NDIS
  • Understanding your needs
  • Setting your goals
  • Taking charge of your plan

VALID has developed the Staying Safe workshop to help people with a disability learn how they can stay safe from abuse and neglect. This workshop is currently a part of the Keys to Success Program  

Contact Details

If you would like VALID to come and run the Keys to Success program at your service contact:

Jon on 03 9416 4003 or email

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