The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) is the peak organisation in the disability sector representing people with disability. Our member organisations are run by and for people with disability. AFDO is the place for organisations that represent people with disability to work together to achieve common goals.
AFDO works to develop a community where people with disability can participate in all aspects of social, economic, political and cultural life. This includes genuine participation in mainstream community life, the development of respectful and valued relationships, social and economic participation and the opportunity to contribute as valued citizens.
AFDO’s current program of work is primarily focused on three priority areas:
- building an inclusive National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with people with disability central to its co-design and implementation.
- improving employment outcomes of people with disability in Australia
- increasing the capability of people with disability and family organisations and the disability consumer sector to ensure that there is an effective voice for all Australians with disability and their families to ensure a truly accessible and inclusive society.
This Newsletter is also available via our website: www.afdo.org.au