IDEAS' is a national organisation whose purpose is to provide access to independent information and opportunities for people with disabilities, their supporters and the community to reach their full potential.

Our services are free to you. IDEAS is run by people with disability for people with disability. We have a Board in charge of keeping our work on track and making sure that our values are in everything we do. 

Our Team has more than 373 years of experience, and over 42% of our staff have lived experience of disability. We work closely with our stakeholders and partners. We get it, and we know how to listen! 

 

Our Vision

"What we seek"

A world where people with disability live full, independent lives of their own choosing.

 

Our Mission

"What we do"

IDEAS’ purpose is to provide access to information and opportunities for people with disability, their supporters and the community to reach their full potential.

 

Our Values

"What we believe in"

We believe the following attributes are intrinsic to the organisation and everything we do:

  • Respectful
  • Inclusive
  • Ethical
  • Innovative

  The Social Model of Disability

IDEAS firmly believes that the provision of accurate and timely information, from an independent and trusted source, is critical to overcoming these barriers and empowering people with disability to exercise control and choice in their lives.

 

Our Purpose

"How we do it"

We work to support all people with disability, their families, carers and other supporters to self-advocate and to make informed decisions. As disability knowledge brokers, we do this by providing a range of information services and products. Using our specialist expertise, we source information and filter, interpret, and disseminate information on request, through a variety of methods for the benefits of our customers.

 

Our Organisation

"Who we are"

IDEAS is a membership-based organisation with over 400 members, made up of people with disability, family members, carers and supporters of people with disability. IDEAS is a not-for-profit organisation, endorsed as a deductible gift recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. IDEAS is registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) as an Australian Company Limited by Guarantee.

Our Board is made up of people from a diverse range of backgrounds. Each member has a disability or some life experience of disability. They also have the necessary skills to ensure appropriate governance for our organisation.