AED Legal Centre is a community legal centre established to defend and protect the rights of people with a disability in the areas of education and employment.
AED is located in the Melbourne CBD but provides state-wide coverage across Victoria.
Every year AED assists over 300 people with disability by providing information, education, advice, support and legal representation to people with disability who experience discrimination or difficulties in education or employment.
AED Legal Centre gives priority to the following cases: unlawful termination of employment, jobs in jeopardy, special modifications in workplaces or at school, wages and working conditions, disclosure of disability, bullying or harassment and cases that are in the public interest.
Every time we win a case or get a person with a disability the help they need we celebrate a little victory. Each victory takes us to a better society where we all live as equals.
AED believes in the equal right to a quality education by students with a disability in primary, secondary and tertiary settings and gives priority to cases involving students who experience exclusion from education.
AED services lead to empowerment with an improvement in mental well-being, self-esteem and confidence by people with disability.