Resources: Disability

The following organisations offer specific support for people with a disability or their families and carers. Contact these organisations for information, support and assistance.

Further resources can be found by selecting the Resources on the right.

Association for Children with a Disability

Support for families and carers
1300 851 603

Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT)

Assistance of carers of people with autism
1800 069 978

Autism advisor for funding initiatives, early intervention and other support for children
1300 978 611

Better Start for Children with Disability Initiative

Assistance for children with developmental disabilities to access funding for early intervention services
1800 242 636

Brain Injuries Association NSW

1800 802 840

Carer Line

1800 242 636 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm)

Cerebral Palsy

1300 302 920

Companion Card – NSW

Assistance for carers of people with a severe disability
1800 893 044

Continence Foundation

Bowel and bladder control
1800 330 066

Deaf Society of NSW

1800 893 855

Disability Council of NSW

1800 044 848

Home Modification and Maintenance Services

02 6622 8386

Livewire

Online communities for families
02 8425 5971

Mobility Parking Scheme

Application under Rules and Regulations

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Network

Multilingual support for accessing appropriate services
1800 629 072

My Time

Peer support for carers of a child with a disability
1800 889 997

National Disability Service (NDS) NSW

02 9256 3111

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability

1800 424 065

NSW Department of Human Services – Ageing Disability and Home Care

Services and programs, including accommodation

NSW Health Disability Aids

Older Parent Carer Program

Assistance with caring for an adult child with illness/disability
1800 242 636 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

ParaQuad

02 8741 5600

People With Disability

Support for accessing appropriate services
1800 688 831

Physical Disability Council of NSW

1800 688 831

Raising Children Network

Online information and support for parents

Ramp Up

ABC website for people with disabilities

Royal Institute of Deaf and Blind Children

Specialist education and information
02 9871 1233 (TTY and V)

Speech Pathology Australia

Provides information, fact sheets, Medicare rebates and locating a speech pathologist
03 9642 4899

Spinal Cord Injuries Association

02 9661 8855

Stroke Recovery Association of NSW

1300 650 594

Vision Australia

1300 847 466

Women with Disabilities Australia

Information for women with disabilities in Australia

Younger People in Residential Aged Care Program

Options and support for younger people
1800 467 622

Telephone Interpreter Service

Free interpreter to assist with contacting services: 13 14 50

Aboriginal Medical Service

All locations: 02 9319 5823

1300 phone numbers are local cost*
1800 phone numbers are free calls*
*except from mobiles