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 to young people aged 12-25 who have a disability. This means that you can come to us if you feel like you’re rights are being ignored and if you need help being listened to.
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.
YDAS was established in 2006 and is funded by the State Government of Victoria. We are a partner agency of the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria.