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 and provide training opportunities to keep disability advocates informed and up-to-date about issues affecting people with disability in Victoria.
DARU proudly hosts the advocacy sector’s flagship event each year in Melbourne in partnership with Disability Advocacy Victoria and Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS). Check out the conference website to catch up on past sessions:
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Directory of organisations for agencies delivering disability advocacy as well as complaints bodies, campaigners, support groups and useful referral and information services.Find an advocate
A collection of information sheets and reports including ‘What is disability advocacy?’, ‘How to be disability inclusive’ and ‘How we talk about disability matters’.Browse publications
Online CoursesUnaccredited online training that supports skill development for providing human rights based advocacy practice. The courses are self-paced and free of charge. Register and learn
Advocacy Sector Conversations ForumThis forum series provides in depth knowledge on topics that impact disability advocacy practice. Session resources include video, audio, transcript and useful links. Browse resources
Disability Royal CommissionCommentary around the Commission’s proceedings with analysis and perspectives under investigation. Find out more
The golden rule of supporting others is understand first, solve second – most of the time people are looking to feel heard rather than be fixed
The golden rule of supporting others is understand first, solve second – most of the time people are looking to feel heard rather than be fixed. And while Claire was struggling and stressing and advocating for her child, even friends – especially friends – were saying all the wrong things.
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