Key terms

Absolutely everyone: The previous state disability plan covering years 2017 to 2020.

ADS: Aboriginal data sovereignty (ADS) is the right of Aboriginal people to govern the collection, ownership and use of data about their own communities, people, land and resources. It also includes a distinct right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expression.

DLOs: Disability Liaison Officers work in Victorian health services to support people with disability to access appropriate care and treatment.

Inclusive Victoria: The current state disability plan covering years 2022 to 2026. It seeks to increase inclusion and participation of people with disability.

Inquiry: Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder 2017.

MARAM: The Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management framework.

NDIA: The National Disability Insurance Agency is the government agency responsible for the NDIS.

NDIS: Jointly funded by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments, the National Disability Insurance Scheme provides access to disability supports for eligible people with disability.

Systemic reforms: These are areas of focus that are identified in Inclusive Victoria: state disability plan 2022–2026. They are part of this plan and help the Victorian Government to work differently.

Treaty: The use of a capitalised ‘Treaty’ refers to the many possible outcomes of current negotiations and may refer to multiple treaties.

Truth: The use of a capitalised ‘Truth’ refers to the truth-telling emerging from the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

VDAP: The Victorian Government funds a number of disability advocacy and self-advocacy organisations as part of the Victorian Disability Advocacy Program, which seeks to promote the participation of people with disability.

Universal design: Making spaces, policies and programs that are inclusive, accessible and can be used independently by all people.