Purpose & principles

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ACD works to improve the lives of children with a disability and their families.

ACD acknowledges and pays respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander custodians of country, their culture and elders past, present and future.

Our purpose

  • Empowering families of children with a disability by providing accurate information about their individual rights and entitlement to services and supports.
  • Advocating for individual children with a disability and their families to secure appropriate services and supports.
  • Influencing public policy and program development to advance the rights of children with a disability and their families.
  • Educating service providers, government and the wider community to improve attitudes and perceptions of children with a disability and their families.
  • Collaborating with others to improve life opportunities for children with a disability and their families.
  • Celebrating the achievements of children with a disability and their families.

Guiding Principles

  • Respect – the experiences of children with a disability and their families
  • Quality – expect more and seek more in advocating for and promoting the rights of children with a disability and their families
  • Professional – ensure the principles of family-centred practice guide our work
  • Flexible and Innovative – explore new ideas and improve the way we communicate
  • Sustainable – safeguard our ongoing capacity to support children with a disability and their  families.

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What we do

Strategic plan

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