Your Rights

Advocacy

 

DRU Disability Advocacy Resource Unit

Disability Advocacy ensures the human and legal rights of people with disabilities are promoted and protected so that people with disabilities can fully participate in the community.

An advocate in the disability sector works to ensure the rights of people with disabilities are upheld and supports people with disabilities to make decisions affecting their lives.

Find out more about advocacy and advocacy services on the DARU website or subscribed to their newsletter.

http://www.daru.org.au/

SARU Self Advocacy Resource Unit

It is the job of the Self Advocacy Resource Unit to resource and assist Victorian self advocacy groups in Victoria for people with an intellectual disability, people with an acquired brain injury, people with complex communication support needs.

ttp://www.saru.net.au/

Office of the Public Advocate

OPA is an independent statutory body established by the Victorian State Government. OPA works to protect and promote the interests, rights and dignity of people with a disability. They can also provide you with information about:

  • Powers of Attorney
  • Medical Consent
  • Administration and Guardianship

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

 

Communication Rights Australia

Communication Rights Australia is an advocacy and information service for people with little or no speech.

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