Home and the Community
Children aged between 0-3 years with a disability can engage in fun play-based activities and get exposure to preschool with hands-on support from early childhood specialists.
Therapy and Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Australia
Provides impartial advice and information for various types of assistive technology that can be used to build capacity and optimise environments e.g. augmentative and alternative communication, aids for daily living, house/workplace modifications etc
Useful Apple and Apps-related resources from Spectronics’ Consultancy Team
Resources for implementation on iPads/iPhones or iPod touches in special education and regular education classrooms and therapy settings.
Leisure and Independence
Professional Organisations and Associations
Advocacy – Who can help?
Local Area Coordinators: Offices and contacts in your area
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) implements the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.
National Association of Community Legal Centres
Support the community legal sector to provide high-quality, free, accessible legal and other services to everyday people, especially people experiencing financial hardship, discrimination, or domestic or family violence.
Legal Aid (local region & specialist teams based in state Capitals)
Provide legal assistance services to the public, with a particular focus on the needs of people who are economically and/or socially disadvantaged.
Aboriginal Legal Service (ALS)
Offer cultural support and work to bridge the gaps between solicitors, magistrates and clients through free, culturally appropriate legal advice, representation, information, and referrals. We also provide social justice programs and advocate for our people in public, in the media, and in parliament.
Specialist legal centres in your state (NSW)
Welfare Rights Centre
Provide free legal information, advice and representation to NSW residents who are adversely affected by Centrelink decisions. Specialising in social security law and family assistance law and its administration by Centrelink.
Australian Centre for Disability Law
Promote and protect the human and legal rights of people with disability and their supporters through legal advocacy.
Intellectual Disablity Rights Service (IDRS) Making Rights Real
Disability advocacy service and a community legal centre. We work alongside people with disability to promote and protect their rights.