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Key Contacts

There are a wide range of services available. The below links are examples only of some of these.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

http://www.ndis.gov.au

Assistive Technology services

Specialist assistive technology services are staffed by teams of therapists and other specialist practitioners. They provide custom manufacture, information, advice and support to people with a disability in choosing  appropriate assistive technology options. Services are available in most states and information can be obtained online from the Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA).

http://arata.org.au/services-directory

Activities at home

Independent Living Centres Australia
Online database of products and aids to improve independence

Getting around

Your local council may have information about accessible public transport and accessible venues.

Technical Aid to the Disabled Australia
Makes and modifies equipment

National Public Toilet Map

Communicating

AGOSCI
Enhancing the participation of people with complex communication needs

National Relay Service
Enabling people who are Deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment to make phone calls

Newell Network
Telecommunications solutions for people with complex communication needs

Learning new skills

Better Start for Children with Disability
Provides funding for early intervention services

Working

JobAccess
Government information and advice service for employment of people with disability

Willing and Able Mentoring Program
Matches job seekers or tertiary students who have a disability with mentors in leading organisations

Having fun

Nican
Provides information on recreation, sports and the arts for people with disability

Staying healthy

Continence Foundation of Australia

healthinsite
General health information and links to services

Coping

beyond blue
Works to decrease the impact of anxiety and depression

headspace
National Youth Mental Health Foundation

Relationships

Relationships Australia
Provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

Caring for someone

Carers Australia