Our vision

That all people with disabilities must be involved equally in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life.

Our mission

Using the strength of our membership-based organisations to harness the collective power of uniting people with disability to change society into a community where everyone is equal.

Our strategic objectives

  • To represent the united voice of our members and people with disability in national initiatives and policy debate.
  • To enhance the profile, respect and reputation for AFDO through our members.
  • To build the capacity and sustainability of AFDO and our members.
  • To foster strong collaboration and engagement between our members and stakeholders.
  • To enhance AFDO's connection and influence in international disability initiatives, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, through policy, advocacy and engagement.

Our members

Our members

Latest news and media

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