AFDO is a Disabled Peoples Organisation (DPO). DPOs are representative organisations where people with disability make up a majority of the overall Board, staff and volunteers in all levels of the organisation. We are a systemic advocacy organisation working for long-term social change for people with disability, and we work to make sure the rights and interests of people with disability are served through legislation, policies and practices.
AFDO’s work is focused on:
- building an inclusive National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and making sure that people with disability are central to its design and implementation
- improving the employment outcomes of people with disability in Australia
- increasing the ability of people with disability and family organisations to make sure they have a say in promoting a truly accessible and inclusive society.
AFDO represents member organisations that are run by people with lived experience of disability. It is a place for these organisations to work together and achieve common goals for people with disability, including:
- making sure they can take part in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life
- developing respectful and valued relationships
- providing the opportunity to contribute as valued citizens.
AFDO does not take on advocacy issues for individuals with a disability or their families/carers. Please follow this link for a list of individual advocacy organisations.