Welcome to Integrated disAbility Action (IdA) – a community-led organisation founded in 1996 by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. As the Northern Territory (NT) Peak Consumer Organisation for Territorians with disability, our mission is rooted in human rights. We are dedicated to promoting positive change across a broad spectrum of issues that impact the lives of people with disabilities in the Northern Territory.
As the peak body for people with disabilities in the NT, our multifaceted roles encompass a range of activities to foster inclusivity and advocate for equity. We actively campaign for positive change on identified issues of interest, whether specific to individuals or systemic. Through tireless advocacy and lobbying efforts, we strive to ensure that every person with a disability is heard, valued, and empowered.
At IdA, we adhere to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an international framework Australia has pledged to uphold. As advocates, we are committed to championing the rights of individuals with disabilities and their families, caregivers, and guardians—both paid and unpaid.
Advocacy lies at the core of our organisation, propelling positive transformations for individuals and the broader disability community. We empower individuals to assert their rights and take charge of their lives while working towards systemic change. By amplifying the voices of people with disabilities, we ensure their perspectives are heard, respected, and valued. Our distinctive approach combines individual and systemic advocacy, recognising the need to address immediate concerns while dismantling societal barriers. Together with the community, we hope to forge an inclusive and equitable future where everyone can thrive, irrespective of their abilities.
IdA actively engages with community members throughout the Northern Territory, advocating for the interests of people with disabilities. Join us in our ongoing pursuit of change, where diverse voices unite for a common goal. Together, we can make a lasting impact and create a future that embraces the rights, needs, and aspirations of every person with a disability.
Integrated disAbility Action (IdA) is a registered “Charitable Institution” with the Australian Taxation Office. As such, donations of $2.00 or more to IdA are eligible for tax deductions, and a receipt will be provided upon payment of any donation. We gratefully acknowledge the funding support received from the NT Government.
IdA operates as an incorporated body governed by a democratically elected Management Committee. This ensures transparency, accountability, and our members’ active involvement in shaping our organisation’s direction.
Our Mission Statement
To help empower people with disability, improve the quality of their own lives, and look at and improve the professionalism of the disability sector.
Aims & Vision
Building on and developing relationships with government and non-government organisations enables IdA to continue raising awareness of the many issues facing people with disability and their families.
We aim to achieve this by:
- Consulting with relevant stakeholders to identify issues of interest for people with disability, their family members, carers and guardians
- Campaigning for positive change on identified issues of interest, which may be specific to an individual and systemic in nature
- Distributing information and promoting public awareness of issues that impact people with disability through the development and publishing of resources for members and the broader community
- Ensuring that the views and opinions of people with disability, their family members, carers and guardians are represented on government and non-government organisations committees and boards, particularly those where decisions and policy directions are set that impact the lives of the person with disability and those of their family members, carers and guardians.
IdA hosts members’ meetings upon request, where membership numbers can determine the need for such gatherings. The meetings also provide an opportunity to develop support networks and socialise. Relevant information is also regularly distributed via our weekly e-bulletin, where we welcome contributions from our members.
IdA firmly believes that only through our membership can we gather the information needed to present a confident and coherent message to all levels of government. So, if you are a person with a disability, a family member, carer or guardian or are interested in the issues that impact people with disability, you become a member.