Deafness Forum of Australia is the peak national body representing the interests and viewpoints of the 3.5 million Australians who are concerned with the quality of their hearing and the effects it has on their lives and the people around them. Deafness Forum provides balanced and realistic advice to the Australian Government and the Opposition … Continued
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Down Syndrome Australia was established in 2011 as the peak body for people with Down syndrome in Australia. Our purpose is to influence social and policy change, and provide a national profile and voice for people living with Down syndrome. We work collaboratively with the state and territory Down syndrome associations to achieve our mission. … Continued
A4 is an establish national systemic advocacy organisation advocating for autistic people and their associates since 2002. A4 aims to represent the diverse and sometimes conflicting views of autistic people and the families of young autistic people.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) Victoria/Tasmania is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Victoria and Tasmania. Our vision is for young children of all abilities to fully participate in family and community life. We provide information and professional development across the sector. Our work assists children with disability and/or developmental delay, their families … Continued
The Physical Disability Council of Victoria (PDCV) is the recognised State Peak Body representing the views and interests of people with a physical disability in Victoria. PDCV is the communication link between people with a physical disability and decision makers in Government, Community and the Business Sectors.
The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is a national voice representing people with disability in Australia. AFDO and its member organisations are run by and for people with disability. AFDO’s work includes: supporting disability organisations and people with disability lobbying government and other institutions on disability issues advising government and other organisations about their disability policies … Continued
Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service of Victoria (WDVCS) provides up to $9,000 per person for disability related needs when escaping family violence and operates 24-hour access to interpreters as well as support for Indigenous women WDVC services include telephone crisis counselling, referral, information and support and is the central contact point for women’s Refuges in Victoria. If there … Continued
Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) supports and strengthens independent disability advocacy agencies in their work of advocating for and with people with disabilities so that they are valued and included members of the community, their fundamental needs are met and their human rights are respected. DANA is a network of agencies throughout Australia that undertakes or … Continued
Australians for Disability and Diversity in Employment (ADDE) aims to increase employment opportunities in Australia for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds by providing systemic advocacy, social enterprise, strategic partnership and member participation.
United Voices for People with Disabilities (UVPD) is a member-based, not-for-profit organisation that is independently funded. It was formed to provide people with a disability, their families, personal carers and associated persons with a real and strong voice to protect their human rights and to make sure they get a fair go. UVPD is dedicated to bringing about significant … Continued