Mr Jim Simpson was the 2018 recipient of the Bob Davis Award. As Legal Advocate, NSW Council for Intellectual Disability and member, AADDM, he has made a tremendous impact on the health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability, not just in NSW, but Australia wide. Some of his achievements include: led numerous submissions to ensure that people with an ID are involved in policy, the 2013 National Roundtable on the mental health of people with an ID, contributed to the inclusion in 2006 of items in Medicare for annual health assessments of people with ID, major contribution to 2012 NSW Health, Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Health Service Framework to improve the health care of people with an ID in 2012 and in 2018, funding boost of $4.7m for specialised ID health teams and contributed to enhanced disability support in NSW for offenders with an intellectual disability, including the 400 client Community Justice Program. Much of his advocacy has been in partnership with AADDM and our members.
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