disAbilityconnections (Victoria) – formerly the Western Region Disability Network (WRDN) is a network of nearly 1000 people with disabilities, their carers/families, service providers, government and community.
The Network was established in 1993, launched by the Hon. Joan Kirner, former Premier of Victoria in 1994 and changed our name to disAbility connections (Victoria) in December 2009 in recognition that the Network provides information and systemic advocacy services to a wider geographical area than the Western suburbs.
We are a passionate regional grassroots network that informs and empowers people with a disability and those who support them to have an active presence and influential voice in community and civic life.
Collectively we promote participation, leadership, equality and a voice in decision-making through information exchange and systematic advocacy by building bridges and partnerships.
Membership is free to anyone who shares our passion for disability issues. While our focus is on the Western and Northern suburbs of Metropolitan Melbourne we invite others to join us. We are open to all disabilities (including mental health) and age groups.