Welcome to RIAC
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.
The history, culture, diversity and value of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, their Elders and Respected Persons are recognised and acknowledged.
RIAC was successful in receiving funding from the Fairley Foundation to assist with the purchase of 2 iPads and accessories and to subscribe to a Standards and Management Support Program.
This inspiring article is in the Insight Magazine January 2016 from the Issue called Putting People back in the Picture that the Victorian Council of Social Services produces. It tells Kylies story as it was told to them and the new emerging importance of Lived Experience.
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.
RIAC welcomes feedback from clients and service providers. Completed forms should be forwarded to the RIAC CEO c/- PO Box 1763, Shepparton VIC 3630. Please mark the envelope "Confidential".