The Rights Information and Advocacy Centre Inc (RIAC) (formerly Regional Information and Advocacy Council) is a not for profit organisation operating throughout Geelong, central, northern and north-western Victoria providing information and advocacy support to individuals, families, carers and communities.
RIAC is very pleased to have been selected by DSS to deliver the newly implemented External Merits Review Support Service (EMRSS) to those Victorians who are resident in the Barwon launch site.
The Strengthening Parents Support Program within RIAC assists parents and carers of children with a disability or developmental delay. The program currently operates from a self-help group model and provides opportunities for parents in similar situations to meet on a regular basis for: mutual support, networking opportunities, information sharing and training.
RIAC has implemented a Support Fund for secondary school students and post secondary aged people with a disability to assist with the costs of their study/apprenticeship.
Disability Advocacy Victoria (formerly Victorian Disability Advocacy Network VDAN), has been established as the peak body for independent disability advocacy organisations and groups in Victoria.