Youth Disability Advocacy Service Victoria

at Level 2, 180 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000 Australia

The Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) is raising voices, expanding choices and creating change for young people with disabilities in Victoria

Youth Disability Advocacy Service Victoria
Level 2, 180 Flinders Street
Melbourne , VIC 3000
Contact Phone
P: (03) 9267 3755


The Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) is raising voices, expanding choices and creating change for young people with disabilities in Victoria, Australia. YDAS works alongside young people with disabilities between the ages of 12 and 25 to raise awareness of their rights and to support them to achieve what they want. We provide one-on-one support through our individual advocacy service and also work on broader social issues affecting young people with disabilities through our systemic advocacy. This broader work is directed by the YDAS steering committee whose membership is made up exclusively of young people with a range of disabilities from across Victoria. YDAS is a service of the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic). We are funded by the Office for Disability. Check us out on Web: YouTube: Twitter:

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Make sure you tune in today at 8.30pm to SBS INSIGHT to see Dr George Taleporos, YDAS Manager talked about the issues faced by people with disabilities in employment!

Published on 2014-08-19 05:45:49 GMT

"don't wait for the light at the end of the tunnel to turn on, get down there and turn the bloody thing on yourself!" - Graeme Innes

Published on 2014-08-04 05:53:54 GMT

Graeme Innes is speaking about what makes you get out of bed in the morning and why we advocate for what do. He illustrated how our work can actually have real life impact by screening 'Room for Change' - the short film about how Stella Young and Madeleine Sobb took two different routes to achieve positive outcomes when they were discriminated against by fashion clothing stores.

Published on 2014-08-04 01:01:54 GMT

YDAS is excited to have been asked to present a disability and diversity session at the Stonnington City Council 'The Purple Panda Project Diversity Forum'. The forum aims to give leaders in local high schools the opportunity to learn about minority groups and raise awareness, reduce stigma and provide practical skills. What do you think young people need to learn about disability?

Published on 2014-07-30 06:37:16 GMT

Have you or someone close to you started receiving the Disability Support Pension in the past year? SBS INSIGHT would like to hear about your experiences. Email or