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What is Disability Advocacy?

Disability Advocacy is speaking or writing to promote, protect and defend the human rights of people with disability.

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“I really appreciated the empathy and understanding I was shown, and the advocate’s level of knowledge and expertise with our issue.”

DACSSA CALLER 2019

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What is Disability Advocacy?

Disability Advocacy is speaking or writing to promote, protect and defend the human rights of people with disability.

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“Thank you for your assistance – this process of NDIS is difficult and complex without an advocate.”

DACSSA CLIENT 2019

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Disability Advocacy and Complaints Service of South Australia Inc (DACSSA) is a free, independent information and support organisation servicing the Adelaide metropolitan area and regional/country South Australia. We are a not-for-profit organisation that is funded by the Australian Federal Government to assist people who live with disability, their family and carers, to source information and work through specific challenges in their life associated with their disability.

We are able to provide information to assist people in making informed decisions. We work together with clients to resolve their issues either on the phone or in person. We are able to attend meetings and hearings with our clients when they feel they would like support.

We assist in areas such as:

  • NDIS
  • NDIS Appeals
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Discrimination & Human Rights
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Abuse
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Complaints about Disability Services
  • Health
  • Mental Illness
  • SACAT Orders

We work to address systemic challenges, to improve the lives of the greater disability community. Many of our team have lived experience of disability. We are passionate about promoting the wellbeing of the disability community, assisting people to build their individual strengths.

DACSSA is not a legal service and does not give legal advice.

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DACSSA is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

DACSSA acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country.
We pay our respect to their culture, customs and connection to land, sea and community, as well as Elders both past and present.

If you require translating and/or interpreting services to help access our service, TIS National can help.

Phone: 131 450
Website: www.tisnational.gov.au

If you are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment, you can contact the National Relay Service to assist you to contact DACSSA.

You can contact the National Relay Service via
TTY: 133 677
Speak & Listen Number: 1300 555 727
Internet Relay: www.relayservice.com.au