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IDRS (Intellectual Disability Rights Service)

IDRS (Intellectial Disability Rights Service)

Why should YOU consider donating to IDRS? 


Because we Make Rights Real for people with cognitive impairment.


People with cognitive impairment have more legal problems than most people but can't find a solicitor who will take the time to help - IDRS take the time to listen, provide legal advice and persist in finding a better outcome. IDRS is a free service for people with cognitive impairment across NSW. You do not need an NDIS package to access our service.

People with intellectual disability are 2% of the NSW population but 10% of the population in our prisons - IDRS sends a volunteer support person to the police station to make sure the person is shown respect, understands what is happening and gives legal advice so the person doesn't make the situation worse.

Babies of mothers with intellectual disability are regularly removed when Mum is still in the maternity ward - IDRS helps mothers with a parenting support plan during pregnancy.  We work alongside Family and Community Service (FACS) if they have concerns about the child and we stay committed throughout the struggle to have children returned to their mother.

Women with intellectual disability are 11 times more likely to be a victim of sexual assault; yet sexual assault convictions, in these cases, are rare - IDRS will find a trained support person to be with the woman when she reports the crime to the police; this helps with communication, emotional support and justice for the victim.  We help get victims the right support and continue to support the women through the court case.

Work alongside our team as we work alongside people with cognitive impairment to promote and protect thier rights. 


Our Values are Justice, Respect and Persistence

  • $25 helps to get a volunteer support person to the police station to help a victim or someone under arrest

  • $50 helps our solicitors to spend the additional time necessary to give quality legal advice

  • $100 helps us to run groups to bring people with cognitive impairment together to help each other

  • $150 helps us to work with a woman during pregnancy so that she gets a chance to parent her child

  • $250 helps us to train new volunteer support persons to make sense of the chaos of court for defendants, victims and parents with cognitive impairment

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Contact Details

Suite 204, 370 Pitt Street

1300 668 685

Are donations tax deductible?


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Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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