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AAA Play

Area of operation:

Email
request@aaavic.org.au

Web
http://aaavic.org.au/

Phone
1800 AAA VIC (1800 222 842)

Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play. AAA Play is a free information and referral service to assist Melbourne people of all ages with a disability … Continued

ARBIAS

Area of operation:

Email
EnquiriesVIC@arbias.com.au

Web
http://www.arbias.org.au/

Phone
(03) 8388 1222

ARBIAS Ltd. provides specialist services for people with acquired brain injury. Specialist staff are available in the areas of neuropsychology, case management, accommodation, professional training, community development, and individualised support. Services include: Case Management Flexible Support Accommodation Community Programs Neuropsychology (NPAIS)

Autism Connect

Autism Connect is Australia’s first national autism helpline providing information, advice and referrals to help autistic people, their supporters and professionals.  This helpline is free, evidence-based and independent. The friendly team offers expert advice in many areas, including: exploring autism and autistic identity assessment and diagnosis school and education the NDIS behaviour strategies referrals to services … Continued

Community Connect

The Community Connector Program targets individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with disabilities who require support to access the NDIS or who require additional support with NDIS or other services. This service is free. What Community Connectors can do: Help build better community awareness of the NDIS Assist individuals, their families and/or carers to … Continued

Consumer Affairs Victoria

Area of operation:

Email
consumer@justice.vic.gov.au

Web
http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/

Phone
1300 55 81 81

Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) provides free one-to-one advocacy for people with a disability who need extra help with a tenancy issue. People with a disability who are vulnerable and disadvantaged may require an advocate in order to negotiate issues with landlords and property managers effectively. We will refer these consumers to our funded advocates, who … Continued

Headway Gippsland Inc.

Area of operation:

Email
hwABI@bigpond.net.au

Web
http://www.headwaygippsland.org.au

Phone
(03) 5127 7166

Headway Gippsland is a not for profit organisation that has supported people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and their families for over 30 years. ABI refers to damage caused by an accident or trauma, infection, disease, stroke or brain tumour to give some examples. ABI can happen to anyone at any age and the consequences … Continued

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Independent Family Advocacy and Support (IFAS)

This service provides early, non-legal advocacy and support to families who are involved in the child protection system. IFAS has a focus on parents of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and parents with an intellectual disability. IFAS also provides coaching for self-advocacy for CALD, family violence, LGBTQI, mental health and other disabilities. IFAS is … Continued

Information Access Group

The Information Access Group assists organisations meet the diverse literacy needs of the community. Specialist services include  creating documents and websites that are easy to read and easy to use. Their team of writers, editors, graphic designers, web developers, researchers and trainers bring together a wealth of experience in clear communications. They work with government departments and … Continued

Life Supports

Area of operation:

Email
info@lifesupports.com.au

Web
http://www.lifesupports.com.au/

Phone
1300 676 981

Professional counselling support for adults, children and families affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Services include: counselling and support in adjusting to life with an ABI trauma counselling grief and loss counselling family counselling relationship counselling parenting support sexuality counselling drug and alcohol counselling anger and behaviour management suicide prevention counselling secondary consultation to case … Continued

Making Rights Reality for Sexual Assault Victims with a Disability

Making Rights Reality is a program to increase access to the criminal justice system for people who have been sexually assaulted and have a cognitive impairment and/or communication difficulties. The program enhances existing services to provide greater accessibility. The service provides clients with crisis care, counselling, advocacy, legal information and advice, and support through the … Continued

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline

A free, independent and confidential service for reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability. Anyone can contact the Hotline, including family members, friends, service providers or a person with disability. The Hotline works with callers to find appropriate ways of dealing with reports of abuse and neglect of people with disability. The Hotline is not a … Continued