Tasmania - Community programs

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Arts and culture for people with disability

Home library service

Volunteers in the home library service can deliver library material to you if you cannot easily get to a library yourself. Find out more about the home library service

Community programs and services for people with disability

Able Australia

If you have an National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan, Able Australia can offer you community participation programs based on your interests and goals. Find out more about Community Participation programs

Audio Ability

Audio Ability is a project that will mentor, train and assign work placement for people living with disability in community media and creative industries across Australia. Find out more about Audio Ability

Autism Tasmania

Autism Tasmania provide specialist and relationship-based autism programs information, linkages and referrals across Tasmania that you can access through various delivery methods. Find out more able Autism Tasmania

Better Health Channel

The Better Health Channel provides information about disability groups and networks. Some you can access across Australia, however some are only available in Victoria. See the list of disability groups and networks on the Better Health Channel website

BrainBank

BrainBank is a free one-on-one peer panel to help people with brain injury navigate life and support others. Find out more about BrainBank

Down Syndrome Australia

If you have down syndrome you may be able to access facilitated online peer-support networks, webinars, as well as face-to-face programs delivered by Down Syndrome Australia. Find out more about Down Syndrome Australia’s programs

Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC)

ILC provides funding to organisations to deliver projects in the community that benefit all Australians with disability, their carers and families.

These projects create connections between people with disability and the communities they live in. Projects aim to build the knowledge, skills and confidence of people with disability, and improve their access to community and mainstream services. Learn more about ILC funding to connect people with their communities

My Community Directory

The My Community Directory website is a database of community services throughout Australia. You can find community programs by searching for key words and your location. Search for respite and activities in your area

Peer-to-peer to networks at The Migrant Resource Centre (MRC)

MRC has established networks for migrants with disability and their families to gather, discuss, learn and enjoy each other’s company. Learn more about how you can be involved

SSPA Mentorship Program

This program supports young short statured people to build resilience and deal with social issues at school, work and in the community. Find out more about the SSPA Mentorship program

The A-List

This is an online platform for young autistic people, their families and carers to find social and group activities with like-minded people with similar interests. Find out more information

The Tasmanian Family Peer Led Network Hub

This program aims to connect family and empower people to improve outcomes for young people and children with disability. Find out more about The Tasmanian Family Peer Led Network Hub

Totally Doable

Totally Doable are a series of web-based videos produced by and about culturally and linguistically diverse people living with disability. Find out more about Totally Doable

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

Support for New Migrants

Leisure in Australia

Information for new migrants about sport and recreation options in Australia. Learn about leisure in Australia for new migrants

Speak My Language

The Speak My Language program involves people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Indigenous communities, and other guest speakers, sharing stories, advice and resources to support living well with a disability. Interviews will be available in 25 languages and are free to stream. Find out more about the Speak My Language program