Current Projects



AFDO Disability Loop project

Disability Loop is a project about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  

Through Disability Loop you can:

  • Find a great selection of resources relating to the NDIS
  • Find out how the NDIS is working for other people
  • Have your say about the NDIS
  • Keep up to date with news and events about the NDIS

Read more about our Disability Loop project



AFDO Diversity Field Officer project

The Diversity Field Officer Service is an employment project co-run by Deakin University and the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO).

The Diversity Field Officer Service is an innovative project that aims to provide the practical support and coaching needed by businesses to increase their disability confidence to hire and retain employees with disability.

The two-year pilot is focused on developing a customised coaching service tailored to small businesses in the Geelong region. Diversity Field Officers will work with up to 50 businesses.

Read more about the Diversity Field Officer Service



AFDO Innovative Service Delivery project

This project is coordinated and led by the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations and supported by a cross-sectoral advisory group including members of the Ageing, Disability & Mental Health Collaborative Panel.

This project will identify and work with ‘exemplar’ service providers that are applying good practice, consumer-led service delivery models.

It will articulate the characteristics of good practice, in order to assist service providers to review their delivery models, and operate in a market-driven environment.

The project is funded by the State Trustees Australia Foundation and will be run over a twelve month period, concluding in February 2017. Key findings from the project will be shared with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and peak organisations such as National Disability Services (NDS), Vicserv, the Council of the Ageing (COTA), Carers Victoria, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV), and the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) to support the adoption of best practice consumer choice and control service delivery models. 

Read more about  our Innovative Service Delivery project