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Accessible COVID Resources

The Council for Intellectual Disability provides people with intellectual disability information addressing concerns about all aspects of COVID-19 and the ways it impacts their lives. Access the COVID information here

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

Autism: What Next?

Autism: What Next? has information for all people with autism, their families, professionals and the NDIA. Find more information about autism

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

CFStrong

CFStrong is a website designed and built specifically for adults living with cystic fibrosis (CF). It is an online resource with stories and information, advice, and covers topics such as medical questions, employment, relationships, and more. Find out more about CFStrong

CP Info Project

My CP Guide provides information on cerebral palsy from early diagnosis, therapies, interventions and support services across the life course, through the CP Info Project. Find out more about the CP Info Project

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

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

Flying Colours

Flying Colours is a website designed to provide information, support and a helpline for parents and carers raising children and youth with hearing loss. Find out more about Flying Colours

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

Home Healthcare Australia

Home Healthcare Australia offers several allied health services, including physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and dietary services. They can also help you with assessments. See if Home Healthcare Australia has a service that can help you

Living Well program

The Living Well project is designed to help people with spinal cord injuries set goals, identify strengths and build skills to enhance their capacity to live well and fully. This project is informed and delivered by people with lived experience of spinal cord injury or a similar disability. Find out more about Living Well

MND CONNECT

MND Connect provides resources, information and service linkage for people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), their carers and family. Find more information about MND Connect

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

My Life My Future

A project that addresses the significant barriers facing young adults with a brain injury and aims to empower, build confidence and skills to enable a more positive life and increased opportunities to participate in society. Find out more information about My Life My Future

Nurse Next Door

If you live in Melbourne, you may be able to access Nurse Next Door which has in-home nursing support services. Find out more about Nurse Next Door services

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

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

Synapse Connect - Brain Injury Information and Referral

The Information and Referral team provides specialist information and advice to help manage the impacts of brain injury and navigate the systems available for care and support. Get in touch with the Information and Referral team

Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS)

If you live in a rural area and need to travel more than 100 kilometres one way for a specialist medical appointment you may be able to get support for travel and accommodation costs incurred through VPTAS. Find out more about the Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme

Young Onset Parkinson's Exchange (YPO-X)

YPO-X is an information portal and resource supporting people with young onset Parkinson disease. Find out more about resources available

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

Aussie Hands Foundation

Aussie Hands has put together an online resources toolkit and support network to assist people with hand or upper limb difference to overcome common challenges they experience. Find out more information about Aussie Hands

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

Home Healthcare Australia

Home Healthcare Australia offers personal care services, such as support with medicines and hygiene. Find out more about Home Healthcare Australia’s services

Launchpad – leaving school and leading your own life

Autism Spectrum Australia has developed this resource to help young people with Autism and their families to live independently. See how Launchpad can help you

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

National Online Afternoon Program

The I Can Network runs this program to give young autistic people a safe, peer-led space to build confidence and social connections in a safe environment. Visit the website to learn more about the program

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

Support for new migrants

Multilingual Information Access (MiAccess)

MiAccess is a website that brings together available translated information for people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, their carers and community. Visit Mi-Access for more information

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.