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, host the Advocacy Sector Conversations forum series and the Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference and provide other training opportunities to keep disability advocates informed and up-to-date about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria.
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The rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in selected sites in 2016 signified a shift in cultural views about disability. Historical views were based on a medical model derived from deficit, dysfunction and impairment. Today, we ask that building capacity, inclusion and access be the way forward for people and young children living … Continued
Getting a ticket for a preliminary final can be exhausting, especially when tickets to the public are exhausted. But spare a thought for footy fans like Sam Jackson, a Tigers supporter who competed for one of the coveted seats from an extremely uneven playing field.
Australians with severe mental health problems are being regularly barred from the national disability insurance scheme, prompting fears that under-resourcing and a lack of expertise are compromising decision-making.
Desensitisation- The Rebuttal, Gary Kerridge is constantly calling out discrimination affecting our mental health? daru.org.au/resource/desen…