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ADEC - Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities
Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities Inc (ADEC) strives to empower people with a disability from non-english speaking backgrounds, their carers, and families to fully participate as members of the Victorian community. ADEC is a state-wide organisation.

Website: http://www.adec.org.au/

Action for More Independence & Dignity in Accommodation (AMIDA)
AMIDA is a disability advocacy group. This means we speak up for people with a disability or help them speak up for themselves about problems they have with their housing..

Website: www.amida.org.au

Association for Children with a Disability
We are an information, support and advocacy organisation for children with a disability and their families, in Victoria, Australia

Website: http://www.acd.org.au/

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA)

Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the united voice of blind and vision-impaired Australians. Our mission is to achieve equity and equality by our empowerment, by promoting positive community attitudes, and by striving for high quality and accessible services which meet our needs.

Website: http://www.bca.org.au/

Brain Injury Australia

Brain Injury Australia (BIA) facilitates self-advocacy and community education for people living with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
We aim to:

    * help people living with ABI to realise potential for a full life within a supportive community.
    * increase community awareness about ABI.

Website: www.bia.net.au

CAUS (Communication Rights Australia)

CAUS responds to the needs of those with little or no speech.

Website: http://www.caus.com.au/

DARU Advocacy Resource Map
DARU have a central website that lists organisations that provide advocacy support.

Website: http://advocacyagencies.daru.org.au/

Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc (DDLS)
The Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc (DDLS) is a statewide independent community legal centre that specializes in disability discrimination legal matters. We provide free legal services in several areas including information, referral, advice, casework assistance, community legal education, and policy and law reform.

Website: http://www.communitylaw.org.au/clc_ddls/cb_pages/about_us.php

Disability Justice Advocacy
Disability Justice Advocacy Inc. DJA provides advocacy support to people who have high support needs as a result of a physical or multiple disabilities.

Website: http://www.justadvocacy.com/

Disability Resources Centre Inc. (DRC)
The Disability Resources Centre Inc. (DRC) is a membership-driven organisation managed & staffed by people with disabilities. We provide individual advocacy for adults with disability. We also work on systemic issues and conduct and support campaigns, which aim to provide long-term benefits for many people.

Website: http://www.drc.org.au/

Disability Rights Victoria

Disability Rights Victoria is an advocacy organisation directed by people with disability. We work with and on behalf of adults with a disability. Our aim is to ensure that all Victorians with disabilities enjoy the same citizenship rights and life opportunities as other members of society.

Website: http://www.advocacyagencies.daru.org.au/LocationView.aspx?LocationID=36

Leadership Plus
Leadership Plus (formerly Action for Community Living) is a federally funded organisation advocating empowerment, independence and life in the community for people with disabilities.

Website: http://leadershipplus.com

Melbourne East Disability Advocacy 
Melbourne East Disability Advocacy (formerly Citizen Advocacy) is a community-based program which aims to recognize, promote and protect the rights and interests of people with intellectual disabilities.

Website: http://www.meda.org.au/

Office of the Public Advocate (Victoria)
Promoting the human rights, interests and dignity of Victorians with a disability

Website: http://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/

Reinforce Inc.
Advocacy and support to protect the legal and moral rights of people with intellectual disabilities.

Website: http://www.reinforce.org.au/

STAR Victoria Inc.
Provides advocacy and support for people with an intellectual disability, and their families.

Website: http://www.starvictoria.org.au/

Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability Inc (VALID)
An advocacy group for adults with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Website: http://valid.org.au/

Victorian Council of Deaf People Inc.
Serves as an advocate on behalf of the deaf community.

Website: http://www.vcod.com.au/

Victorian Network on Recreation and Disability (VICNORD)

The Victorian Network on Recreation and Disability (VICNORD) is funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria and is a statewide information and advocacy network of people with disabilities, their carers and advocacy groups in relation to recreation, sport, physical activity, tourism and the arts.

Website: http://vicnord.advocacyhouse.infoxchange.net.au/

Victorian Women with Disabilities Network

The Victorian Women with Disabilities Network (VWDN), in partnership with Women’s Health Victoria, has established the Advocacy Information Service (AIS). The VWDN AIS advocates on behalf of women with disabilities, and provides support and information to address the needs of women with disabilities in Victoria.

Website: http://www.whv.org.au/vwdn/index.htm

Villamanta Disability Legal Service
Statewide community legal service specialising in disability-related issues, in particular those that affect people who have an intellectual disability.

Website: http://www.villamanta.org.au/

Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)
The Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) is raising voices, expanding choices and creating change for young people with disabilities in Victoria, Australia.

Website: http://www.ydas.org.au/

 

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