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About YDAS

The Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) is an advocacy organisation that works with disabled young people aged 12 to 25 who identify as:

  • Having a disability 

  • Having a health condition or chronic illness 

  • Neurodivergent 

  • Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing 

  • Having lived experience of mental health issues 

  • Blind or have low vision 

We work with disabled young people in Victoria to make sure you can speak up and are being treated fairly. You can access our free advocacy service if you need advice or support.

We run programs so that you can learn to speak up for yourself and others.

We talk with disabled young people about what matters most to you. We then help the government and other organisations understand those issues so they can treat disabled young people fairly.

YDAS is a core agency of Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic). YDAS was established in 2006 and is funded by the Victorian Government.