and Disability Links
is the national consumer-based peak body for people from
a non-English speaking background (NESB) with disability,
their families and carers. The overarching aim of NEDA is
to advocate at a federal level, for the rights and
interests of people from a NESB with disability, their
families and cares.
The Western Australian Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre
(EDAC) was established in 1995 to advocate for and
empower people with a disability from non-English
speaking backgrounds. EDAC aims to safeguard the rights
of ethnic people with disabilities and their
on Disability within Ethnic
is a Victorian community based organisation which
represents the rights and needs of people of non-English
speaking background with a disability and their carers.
ADEC provides advocacy, information, referral, education,
training and consultancy.
Physical Disability Australia
Physical Disability Australia exists to convince governments to mandate laws and rules that enable the full participation of people with physical disability in all areas of society.
of Ethnic Communities Councils of
One of the objectives of this national body is to
promote, foster and improve Australia's multicultural
society by recognising its diverse cultural and
Communities Council of
This NSW peak agency is about the promotion of joint
action and co-operation between ethnic communities on
issues of common concern.
Disability Advocacy Organisations
is located in Ballina, a federally funded service
providing training and support and the objective to
deliver programs that meet the individual needs of people
with disabilities, their families and carers.
Sydney Branch for more information on the
Injury Association of
works to make the community and the government aware of
the needs and issues affecting people who have an
acquired brain injury. Their purpose is to represent and
support people with an acquired brain injury so that they
can participate equally in the community.
believes that people with a disability should have the
same rights as other citizens. We aim to ensure that
people with a disability obtain these rights in practice
by advocating with and for them.
A free service to help people with disability living in New South Wales who wish to make a complaint about their rights being infringed.
Complaints Resolution and Referral Service (CRRS)
A complaints resolution service for people using Australian Government-funded disability employment and advocacy services.
aims to empower families in which there is a child or
adult with a developmental disability to achieve great
supports and is the leading voice for carers in NSW.
Carers NSW vision is for a society that values and
supports family members and friends who provide care for
people with ongoing needs for assistance.
has as its primary purpose the co-ordination of the
provision of non-government mental health care services
to disadvantaged and marginalised people who suffer
psychiatric disability in New South Wales including
treatment, interventionist and developmental services in
accordance with the best standards of professional
Council for Intellectual
is the peak organisation in NSW representing the rights
and interests of people with intellectual
Disability Council of
provides a state-wide voice for people with a physical
disability. We aim to secure equal rights for people with
disability. We participate in networks to build better
links between people with a physical disability, their
families and organisations. Whenever there are
discussions involving service providers, decision makers
in government, the communities in which we live or in
business, we believe there should be "nothing about us
is a non-profit community organisation representing the
interests of people living with HIV/AIDS in New South
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury (USA)
Our mission is to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors.
This site about the United Nations is available in 6
Over 600 million people, or approximately 10 per cent of
the world's population, have a disability of one form or
another. While their living conditions vary, they are
united in one common experience - being exposed to
various forms of discrimination and social
Watching out for human rights across the globe
This international disability site is available in 3
UN Refugee Agency
Today, UNHCR is one of the world's principal humanitarian
agencies, its staff of more than 5,000 personnel helping
19.8 million people in more than 120 countries. During
its half century of work, the agency has provided
assistance to at least 50 million people, earning two
Nobel Peace Prizes in 1954 and 1981.
sites of interest
Disability Clearing House on Education and
(ADCET) provides up to date and comprehensive information
about inclusive teaching, learning and assessment
strategies, accommodations and support services for
people with disabilities in post secondary education and
full of information for people with a disability, their
family members and carers, as well as professionals in
The new national program in mental health and suicide
prevention for Australians from culturally and
linguistically diverse backgrounds
Council of Social
is the peak body for the social and community services
sector in New South Wales.
Council of Australia
is a non-profit peak organisation. It provides
information on and advocacy for refugees and humanitarian
entrants in Australia on behalf of its 90 organisational
members and many individual members. It is not a part of
the Australian Government.
Aid to the Disabled
To make and supply custom-designed aids, computers on
loan, information on aids and technology and on previous
technical solutions and allied technology to people with
disabilities, ras well as rehabilitation, health,
engineering and other professionals, government, and the
of MDAA Staff Favourite Sites
This is a site that lets you put in your birthday and
find out who was born and died on that day. Also about
things in history that happened.
I have two favourites: This is another good website in
that it provides access to links for websites relating to
disability, anti-racism, etc www.magenta.nl/crosspoint/disability.html
Also the website of the
program - they
provide transcultural training and resources targeting
care and education professionals. Lots of downloadable
resources including translated information, cultural
profiles, and training packages.