Dignity for Disabled (d4d) was established in 2004 in South Australia by a group of parents, led by David Holst on the backdrop of a lack services or post-school options for their disabled children.
d4d's main agenda was to lobby the government and other political groups to increase the level of funding for the disability sector. d4d became politically motivated, raising the awareness of the burgeoning level of issues facing people with disabilities in the general community. It also provided an empowering voice for disabled people and a resource centre for various other disability groups and organisations.
In 2009 Mr Rick Neagle and Dr Paul Collier reignited d4d. Rick and Paul decided to focus on human rights, as established in the UN Convention of the Rights for People with a Disability, and to expand d4d to be more inclusive by including Mental Health in its remit.
To reflect this change, and the influx of many new committed members, and seven members nominating for election, a change in name was also invoked - dignity for disability, with the mantra Dignity Through Choice to reflect its forward progress.