About Us

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.

Our Board

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:  Joel Crawford

Treasurer:  Merrilee Cox

Secretary:  Ashlea Beggs

Board Members:

  • Penelope Curtis 
  • John Gilroy
  • Noeline Laurie