Association for Children with a Disability

The Association for Children with Disability (Tas) Inc. is a non-profit organisation that provides information, advocacy and support for Tasmanian families of children with disability. ACD also provides case management services on a contract basis and provides families with support, information, referrals and guidance in person or over the phone. ACD conducts and participates in community education activities designed to educate politicians, professionals, student groups, and service providers about how they can improve services for families of children with disability.

Contact the office in Hobart.

Phone: 6231 2466

Freecall: 1800 244 742


Advocacy Tasmania

Advocacy is about supporting you to speak up, have your say and to make sure that your rights are protected. Advocacy Tasmania can help you understand your options, make decisions and access or work with services.

Their advocacy services are free, confidential and available across Tasmania.

They work with people with disability and mental illness, people who use alcohol or drugs and older people.

Their advocates support clients to have their voices heard on issues that, due to their age, disability, mental illness or drug use, stop them from exercising their right to choice and control. We also support people with the NDIS, including access, planning, reviews, appeals and complaints.

For more information click here or call 1800005131

Speak Out

Speak Out is a state-wide advocacy service that has members with intellectual disability.
They aim to develop a respectful and inclusive community for people living with a disability. We do this by promoting and defending rights through our advocacy work, good governance that includes people with intellectual disability; and building the capacity of communities.

Speak Out is also a membership organisation for people with intellectual/cognitive disability. Self-Advocacy groups and Peer Support groups meet each Month.

For more information click here or call 6231 2344 (Hobart) or 6343 2022 (Launceston)