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.
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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
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.
Brain Injury Australia is the peak acquired brain injury (ABI) advocacy body representing, through its State and Territory Member Organisations, the needs of people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers. It works at a national level to ensure that all people living with acquired brain injury have access to the supports and … Continued
Carers Victoria provide care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged. We work closely with government and other support organisations to improve the lives of caring families throughout Victoria.
The Chronic Illness Alliance has 55 member organisations, both state and national. The aim of the Alliance is to build a better focus in health policy and health services for all people with chronic illnesses. It does this through education and research projects. The preferred definition of chronic illness is: … “an illness that is … Continued
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
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
Disability Advocacy Victoria (formerly Victorian Disability Advocacy Network VDAN) is the peak body responsible for representing a coalition of independent, community based organisations that advocate with and for people with a disability. DAV has capacity to take representative action on systemic issues where there is agreement across the membership on a particular position.
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
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
International Network for Disabled Youth (INDY) is internet-based global network for young disabled people aged 16-30 to network, skill and knowledge share, created through an Oxfam International Youth Programme (OIYP) project. The site aims to provide a network for disabled young leaders and useful connections to people working on similar issues around the world. It … Continued
National Disability Service (NDS) is the national industry association for disability services, representing over 780 non-government organisations. Collectively, our members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability. NDS’s members range in size from small support groups to large multi-service organisations, and are located in every State and Territory across Australia. NDS’s … Continued
NEDA is the national peak organisation representing the rights and interests of people from non-English speaking background (NESB) with disability, their families and carers throughout Australia. It is a community based, non-government organisation funded by the Commonwealth Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. NEDA has a small secretariat and is governed by a … Continued
The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) is a national network comprised of nine state and territory organisations that have been successfully delivering advocacy, information and education services to older people in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote Australia for over 25 years. Older Persons Advocacy Network’s free services support older people and their representatives to address … Continued