The Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) is a state-wide advocacy service for young people with disabilities in Victoria. We are the only advocacy service in Australia which exists specifically to work directly with young people with disabilities to achieve their human rights.
We offer a free individual advocacy service to young people aged 12-25 who have a disability. This means that you can come to us if you feel like your rights are being ignored and you need help.
YDAS is continually undertaking systemic advocacy and working on policy issues that are important to young people with disabilities such as housing, independent living, employment and education. We work to ensure that the interests of young people with a disability are heard by government and other decision-makers.
Established in 2006, YDAS is a core agency of the Youth Affairs Council Victoria. YDAS is funded by the Victorian Government.
Free individual advocacy service to young people aged 12-25 who have a disability.
Services offered that may incur a cost
Frequently asked questions
Who is this group for?
Young people aged between 12 – 25 years with a disability.
Is there a cost?
Translation services available?
Is the organisation accessible for people with disabilities?