About Us

What We Do

At MDAA Inc. we provide a range of advocacy services and projects for ALL people in NSW, who have a disability and their families and carers, with a particular focus on those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) / non-English speaking(NES) background with disability, and service providers in NSW.

Individual Advocacy
Assists people to stand up for their rights, for example, when people have problems with housing, immigration, school, work and disability services.


Systemic Advocacy
Works towards positive change in policies, procedures, practices and service delivery in government and non-government agencies.


Advocacy Development
Offers community information days, training and information sessions for people from CALD/NESB with disability and their families and carers.


Industry Development
Assists disability services across NSW to become more culturally competent and assists ethnic community services to understand and respond better to people with disability.


NDIS Pre-Planning
Supports people to attain the life they want through their own individual planning as a strategy to get ready for the NDIS


NDIS Appeals Support
Assist people who want to appeal decisions by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and provides support for people to understand their rights under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)


NDIS Support Coordination
Provides support for NDIS participants to understand and implement their NDIS Plan. MDAA’s Support Coordinators provide person-centered and rights based approach to assist NDIS Participants to gain confidence and capacity to exercise genuine choice and control.


Small Stone
Creating opportunities for real inclusion and active participation of young people with disability in the community


Community Voices
Uses the skills and expertise of people from a CALD/NESB with disability and family members trained to educate and raise awareness about the diversity of the community.


Counselling/Support – Information Advocacy project
Supports people to be more independent at home and in the community. The project supports people from 18 to 65 years of age with disability and carers who live in Western Sydney District (Auburn, Blacktown City, Holroyd, Parramatta City and The Hills).


Training, Research & Consultancy
We provide training in cultural competence and disability rights through MDAA Cultural Abilities (RTO). We conduct cultural competence audits and provide advice on diversity management on a fee for service basis. We develop a range of resources and tools .


Sexual Lives: Respectful Relationships Project
A peer education project in prevention of violence and abuse particularly against women with disability.


NDIS Community Information and Promotion Project
Building the capacity of people from CALD/NESB with disability to understand the rights, improve access and to exercise choice and control over their lives, particularly with the changes the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) brings.


Referrals

  • Intake Lines 9891 6400 or 1800 629 072.
  • No age limit
  • Consumer consent
  • Consumer name, contact number, and issue
  • Do not need to be on Disability Support Pension

The biggest thing I am grateful for is that through the Network I have met some wonderful women and made lifelong friendships with women who understand what I’m going through.

2017-09-25T11:42:09+00:00
The biggest thing I am grateful for is that through the Network I have met some wonderful women and made lifelong friendships with women who understand what I’m going through.

The biggest thing I am grateful for is that through the Network I have met some wonderful women and made lifelong friendships with women who understand what I’m going through.

Joanne from Wyee Point

2017-09-25T11:43:01+00:00

Joanne from Wyee Point

The biggest thing I am grateful for is that through the Network I have met some wonderful women and made lifelong friendships with women who understand what I’m going through.