Our guiding principle is that people with disability, who access disability services, have the same rights as other members of the community.

This includes the right:

  • to be respected for their human worth and to be treated with dignity as individuals
  • to live free from abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • to realise their individual capacity for physical, social, emotional and intellectual development
  • to exercise choice and control over their lives
  • to access information and communicate in a manner appropriate to their communication and cultural needs
  • if a child, actively to involve the child's family and any other caregivers in decisions affecting the child and to have information and support to enable this to occur
  • to choose disability workers with the values, skills and qualifications that meet their needs
  • to access services which support their quality of life.


Man with disability painting a red toy truck