We would like to say a special thank you to everyone who contributed to making this website possible. Click here to learn more.
You are here:

VALID Self Advocacy Networks

The VALID networks are open to people with an intellectual disability who want to learn meeting skills and build their capacity!!!

We want people to join our group because you can:

  • Speak up about your rights
  • Learn and use your self advocacy skills
  • Learn new things and get the information you need
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Talk about the issues with the NDIS, government and other organisations

Valid Self Advocacy networks committee meeting

Our Projects

VALID Self Advocacy Network members have been consulted on projects conducted by government, business and other organisations about:

  • Making services safer
  • Pain awareness campaign
  • Cancer screening awareness
  • Local Council Disability Action Plans
  • Co-educator positions
  • Bandmates

Valid committee members standing outside their building

Our Issues

The issues VALID network members care about include:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Government policies
  • Employment
  • Access
  • Transport
  • Abuse
  • Participating in community activities
  • Voting
  • Assistive technology

Valid Self Advocacy committee meeting


“Together we can make the lives of people with disabilities better.”

Self Advocacy Matters

Self advocacy matters because:

It is important to have your say and to talk about issues and problems so we can make changes.

Contact People

  • Becky – 0438 198 171
  • Kylie – 0411 863 093

Meeting Times & Locations

Southern Network meeting

  • Third Tuesday of the Month 10:30am -11:45am
  • Paddy O’Donoghue Centre, 18-34 Buckley Street, Noble Park VIC 3174

Northern Network meeting

  • First Wednesday of the Month 10:30am – 11:45am
  • St Peter’s Church Hall, Corner of Grimshaw Street & Monkton Road, Bundoora VIC 3083

Eastern Network meeting

  • Third Monday of the Month 10:30am – 11:45am
  • Maroondah Federation Estate 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood VIC 3134

Western SA Network meeting

  • First Tuesday of the Month 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Maidstone Community Centre 21 Yardley Street, Maidstone VIC 3012
Skip to content