Disability Advocacy Service Inc. (DAS) is a key provider of community-based advocacy services within the municipalities of Alice Springs, Amoonguna and Tennant Creek, Northern Territory.
As a not-for-profit incorporated community organisation, Disability Advocacy Service offers a free, confidential advocacy service to persons and families with a disability, supporting and empowering clients to exercise their own rights in accordance with the NT Disability Advocacy Standards.
Vision: An inclusive community that recognizes, respects, and provides equitable access for persons with a disability.
Mission: Disability Advocacy Service is a community based advocacy service that upholds and protects the rights of people with a disability and their support networks.
You can find links to the Disability Advocacy Service brochures and Strategic Plan here (this link navigates you to the Useful Links page of the DAS website).
Disability Advocacy Service is governed by a Board of Directors. The Members of the DAS Board are as follows:
Chairperson & Nominated Public Officer: Heather Jensen
Heather Jensen is an Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in Central Australia. She currently works part-time in Centre for Remote Health and private practice.
Vice Chairperson: Dr John Gilroy, Ba: Hons PhD – Adjunct, Flinders’ University
Dr Gilroy is a Koori man from the Yuin nation and an indigenous health sociologist specialising in disability and community care research.
Treasurer: Janet Wright
Janet Wright is the CEO of Alice Springs Youth and Accommodation Service (ASYASS) .
Secretary: Susan Burns
Susan Burns currently works for NDS (National Disability Services) in Industry Development.