VALID stands for Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability.
VALID is committed to the vision of an Australian nation in which people with a disability are empowered to exercise their rights – as human beings and as citizens – in accordance with the United Nations Declarations on Human Rights and the Rights of Disabled Persons.
VALID aims to empower people with intellectual disability to:
- Exercise their human rights and citizenship status within their local communities.
- Inform and influence the policies and practices of disability service agencies, governments and other authorities.
- Have control and influence over the decisions and choices which affect their lives.
VALID’s advocacy is guided by the mission and aims of the VALID organisation, and the principles of the Disability Act 2006.