Loud and Clear (Qld) has 15 members with intellectual disability on the Sunshine Coast.
As many members of the group had not previously been given choices in their lives, the initial consultation for setting up the group was challenging. With the support of Parent to Parent, Spiral, other local disability organisations and a very dedicated team of people who worked diligently, Loud and Clear Qld was launched in August 2015.
Loud and Clear Qld is a subcommittee of Our Voice, which is supported by Inclusion Australia. Kate-Lyn Mackenzie is the Queensland representative of Loud and Clear. At the ‘Having a Say’ conference in Geelong in February 2016, Kate-Lyn’s presentation outlined how the group formed and what they aim to achieve.