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Amaze

Amaze has put together a one-stop-shop that you can access for independent evidence-based information, advice and assistance to help all people with autism, their families, professionals and the NDIA. Find out more information on autism

Aussie Deaf Kids

If your child is deaf or hard of hearing you can access a range of resources through the Aussie Deaf Kids website. There are also a range of online support groups that you can join. Find out more informationJoin a parent support group

Australian Thalidomide Survivors Support Program (the Program)

If you are a thalidomide survivor registered with the Program, the Thalidomide Support Service can help you with accessing support under the Program, including claiming from the Extraordinary Assistance Fund (EAF) and the Health Care Assistance Fund (HCAF). The Thalidomide Support Service can also help survivors to register and receive support from the NDIS and other relevant services and schemes. Find out more about what support is available and how to apply for support

Better Start for Children with Disability initiative

If your child has an eligible disability, they may be able to access subsidised services through the Better Start for Children with Disability initiative. Disability — Better Start for Children with Disability initiative

Centre for Disability Health

Centre for Disability Health offers advice, assessment and consultation for people with intellectual disability and complex needs. Find out more about the services available

Cerebral Palsy Australia

Cerebral Palsy Australia has put together a one-stop-shop that you can access for information for people with cerebral palsy (CP), their families, support providers, LAC Partners in the Community, and community and mainstream services. Find out more about Cerebral Palsy

DeafBlind Australia

If you are deafblind, DeafBlind Australia has information that may help you to navigate the NDIS, such as how to use NDIS plans and negotiate with providers. DBA has developed information resources and workshops run throughout Australia. Find out more information

DeafBlind Information Australia

The Deafblind Information Hub has information and resources about your disability, supports and services available and how to navigate the NDIS. Find out more information

Disability Health and Wellbeing

The South Australian government have services that include medical support, continence and sexual health resources and support services, support for people living with an intellectual disability, and mental illness and dysphagia support and equipment. Find out more about what SA government have available

Down Syndrome Australia

Down Syndrome Australia has a variety of online resources that you can access online. Find out more about Down Syndrome

Enhance Health Services

Disability Services Australia runs Enhance Health Services, through this you can access different psychology and allied health support services for people with disability. Find out more about the Enhance Health Services

Helping Children with Autism program

If your child has not already accessed services under the Better Start for Children with a Disability initiative, then they may be eligible for Medicare autism services. Find out more about autism Medicare services

KinCare

KinCare has personal care and nursing services that can help you in your own home. See if KinCare has nursing care that can help you

Life Without Barriers

Life Without Barriers offers disability services in every state and territory. They can help you access general healthcare services as well as more complex healthcare including tube feeding, diabetes management, epilepsy, midazolam, and spinal cord injury support. Learn more about Life Without Barriers’ services

Motor Neurone Disease Australia

If you have recently been diagnosed with motor neurone disease, you can access online information.

You may also be interested in accessing an education session through Motor Neurone Disease NSW, which are offered in areas of NSW and the ACT. Find more information about Motor Neurone Disease

Parkinson’s Australia

Parkinson’s Australia has put together a one-stop-shop where you can access information resources and training for people aged under 65 living with Parkinson's and care providers. The information includes understanding your symptoms, management, care/support and treatments. Find out more about Parkinson’s

Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS)

If you live in a rural or remote area, you may be able to access subsidies through PATS to go towards the cost of travel and accommodation when you have to travel to see you nearest medical specialist. Find out more about the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme

Raising Children Network

There are a range of online resources available to support parents and families of children with disability. These resources include a guide to disability, NDIS, family life, mental health and supports available to you. Find out more about resources available to you

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia provides access to an online resource library which provides information on many topics of interest. Access the Resource Library here

Synapse Australia Limited (SAL)

SAL delivers brain injury information and support services to people with a brain injury. Find out more here

NDIS supports

Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

If you are aged 7 and above, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can link you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area. You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Find out more about how a Local Area Coordinator may be able to assist you

Personal care support

Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)

If you are a veteran, the DVA may be able to help you access support so that you can continue to live in your own home. Learn more about what home help is available from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

My Aged Care

If you are older, My Aged Care may be able to give you access to help at home to support you to continue to live independently in your own home for as long as possible. Learn more about what help at home help is available from My Aged Care

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

You can use the NDIS to access personal care support with daily personal activities including personal hygiene, eating and drinking, mobility and attending appointments. Learn more about what is available through NDIS personal care support

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

If you are a senior Australian, you may be able to access entry-level support services to live independently and safely at home. Find out more about the Commonwealth Home Support Programme and see if you are eligible and apply for an assessment online

Support for Indigenous Australians

Health and Wellbeing

The National Indigenous Australians Agency provides information and resources on culturally-appropriate primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Find out more about health care for Indigenous Australians

Technology and information resources

Carer Gateway

The Carer Gateway has some tips for working with health services when you care for someone with health problems. See the Carer Gateway’s tips on working with healthcare services

Department of Health – The Australian health system

This website explains the different parts of the Australian health system and has information on how you can access the services you need. Visit the website to learn more about Australia’s health system and what services are available

Healthdirect Question Builder

This tool can help you to plan out the questions or problems that you want to talk about with your doctor or specialist. Use the Healthdirect Question Builder to plan for your medical appointment

My Health Record

The online My Health Record collects information about your health, including your health conditions, the medicines you are taking and your medical test results. This is so all your health information is in one place, which makes it easier for hospitals and healthcare services if you have to see different doctors or specialists. See how to sign up for My Health Record

NPS MedicineWise app

The National Prescribing Service (NPS) have developed a free app that has medication reminders and links to more information about the medicines you’re taking. Download the NPS MedicineWise app

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Aids and equipment if you need help with healthcare equipment.

Everyday living – meals if you need help with meal planning and preparation.

Income and finance to find out what financial help you can get with health care.

Leisure for things to do in the community.

Transport for information on transport subsidies.