Multicultural Disability
Advocacy Association

The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA) is the peak body for all people in NSW with disability and their families and carers, with a particular focus on those from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) / non English Speaking (NES) background with disability.

Who are we?

“The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc (MDAA) is a peak body in New South Wales providing advocacy for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and non-English speaking (NES) backgrounds with disability, their families and carers.
Since 1995, MDAA has been advocating for the rights of people with disability from CALD/NES backgrounds, their families and carers for better outcomes and improved access to services, opportunities and participation in the disability sector”.


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“The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc (MDAA) is a peak body in New South Wales providing advocacy for people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and non-English speaking

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The Honourable Jane Prentice MP visits MDAA

On Thursday 27 July 2017, The Honorable Jane Prentice MP paid a visit to Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association (MDAA). Jane Prentice is Assistant Minister for Social Sciences and Disability Services.

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Small Stone Project Closing event

    Small Stone is under the auspices of the MDAA. For National Youth Week, MDAA celebrated Small Stone’s young people’s diverse talents and their many achievements. The initiative is

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Petition for Continued Funding of Disability Advocacy for people from CALD/NES Backgrounds in New South Wales

From July next year the NSW Government will no longer fund disability advocacy, representation and information services. These services exist to ensure that people with disability have a voice and

Events

MDAA Annual Consumer Conference

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS): Your Experience and Where to go if not Eligible MDAA invites you to attend our Annual Consumer Conference where we will talk about: Your issues in accessing the NDIS Information about accessing supports for CALD consumers who are not eligible for the NDIS 5 July 2018, 9:30am-2pm Blacktown Workers Club 55…

MDAA’s Patron

Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis is an orthopaedic surgeon and a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and the Australian School of Advanced Medicine. He specialises in hip, knee, trauma and Osseo integration surgery. As well as being an internationally respected surgeon and humanitarian, he has helped many amputees regain their mobility. The Professor is a…

“MDAA helped me stand up for
my rights when I couldn't.”


- John Reddin, Fairfield