About DARU

DARU is unique in Australia as a dedicated resource unit funded to work with disability advocacy organisations to promote and protect the rights of people with disability. We develop and distribute resources and provide training opportunities to keep disability advocates informed and up-to-date about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria. DARU also hosts regular professional development events including;

dialogue speech bubbles icon  Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and

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Find an Advocate

Directory of organisations for agencies delivering disability advocacy as well as complaints bodies, campaigners, support groups and useful referral and information services.

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What is disability advocacy?

Info sheet with overview of advocacy  types, what disability advocates do, why we need advocacy, shifting social models and how advocacy is funded in Victoria.

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In the news

  • Fears over changes to NDIS Funding

    Radio interview on ABC AM The Federal Government has announced it’s establishing an Autism Advisory Group to provide guidance to the National Disability Insurance Scheme on how to best deliver services to the increasing number of people identified as having autism. The move is likely to add to growing concern within the autism community that … Continued

  • Establishment of Autism Advisory Group

    An Autism Advisory Group has been established to provide advice and feedback to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

  • The Cost of Mission

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has led to individualised funding for people with a disability, who now exercise choice and control over what they buy, from whom, and when. However, providers now are left to decide whether to agree to provide the services requested at the available prices (be they NDIS price caps or … Continued

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