About Us

The Youth Disability Rights Hub is a project of the Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS), funded by a grant from the Legal Services Board. YDAS gratefully acknowledges the pro bono assistance provided by AccessibilityOz in the development of the Youth Disability Rights Hub. Their generous assistance, including an accessibility audit, contributed significantly to maximising the accessibility of the website, and has improved usability for all.

YDAS was established in 2006 and is a service of the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic), and funded by the State Government of Victoria, Australia. It is the only disability advocacy service in Australia which exists specifically to represent young people with disabilities, and work on the issues that concern them.

YDAS works alongside young people with disabilities aged 12-25 to raise awareness of their rights and support them to achieve what they want. YDAS provides one-on-one support through individual advocacy services and also works on broader issues through our systemic advocacy. This broader work is directed by the YDAS steering committee, which is made up of young people with disabilities from across Victoria.

YDAS believes young people with disabilities have the right to easily access information about laws and rights relevant to them. The Youth Disability Rights Hub is a powerful self-advocacy resource for young people with disabilities. It acts as a starting point for young people seeking information, resources, help and ideas to understand and stand up for their rights.

Last updated: April 14, 2014