Advocating for independently accessible public transport in Victoria All Aboard is tired of the slow progress on improving the accessibility of public transport in Victoria. A diverse range of …people find public transport difficult to use, including seniors, people with disabilities, parents with small children, cyclists and people using shopping trolleys or luggage. This facebook … Continued
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Brain Injury Matters is a not-for-profit community managed organisation that works to make life better for people living with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Brain Injury Matters has as its principal objective the relief of suffering and distress of people who have an Acquired Brain Injury by: Providing support to alleviate the isolation and marginalisation experienced … Continued
The Cerebral Palsy Support Network (CPSN) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation based in Victoria which provides information, resources and support to people with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families. Originally established in 1995 as a monthly support group for parents, membership has rapidly grown and now, over two decades later, the organisation is incorporated and … Continued
DND is a self-advocacy program supporting people with disabilities from an ethnic background living in Victoria. The program is also run by ethnic people with disabilities.
People who acquire a disability after the age of 65, or are over 65 when the NDIS rolls out in their area are not eligible for the NDIS. These people are instead expected to access the support they need through the aged care system, through a gateway called My Aged Care, however, many people with … Continued
This is a Facebook discussion group for NDIS participants to share their experiences and learn from others. You need to have a Facebook account and request permission to access this group.
This self advocacy group operates in the Gippsland area for people with intellectual disability interested in learning about their rights and supporting each other to become more integrated into the local community. New Wave have a drop-in office at The Tipping Foundation, 58-60 Commercial Road, Morwell. The office is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:30 … Continued
This peer support group aims to help people take control over the funding set aside for their support. There are groups operating all over Victoria. And you are invited to come along to share innovative ideas on support services. These groups are totally independent and are not affiliated with government or any organisation Questions and … Continued
Post Polio Victoria has been established to advocate for people with polio so that they can have access to the information and services they need to live actively and independently.
This peer support group aims to reduce social isolation and build connection through the ongoing recognition and celebration of the shared lived and living experiences of disabled LGBTIQA+ folk. It’s an online group for disabled LGBTQIA+ people, their friends, family and supporters who are seeking connection and social support. This group is facilitated by LGBTIQA+ … Continued
This Facebook community exists to connect families with disabled loved ones in DHHS residential units who have similar concerns about the changes with residential units being privatised – a decision taken without any consultation with the residents. Shouldn’t staying with DHHS be a viable option for residents who are not interested in disruptive, uncertain changes?
Reinforce is a self advocacy organisation for people with an intellectual disability. Reinforce is here to assist, support and encourage independence for people with an intellectual disability. Reinforce promotes the rights of people with an intellectual disability to be upheld in the same way as everyone else in the community. Reinforce provides training, resources, lobbies … Continued
It is the job of SARU to support self advocates and self advocacy groups across Victoria. What are Self Advocacy Groups? Self advocacy groups are run by people with disabilities who have joined together to have their voices heard and support each other. They work together to make sure they have the same rights, choices, … Continued
We are a group of people with disabilities who Stand up for ourselves Support people to make choices Help with problems Talk about the big issues Learn new things Why we meet Sister Rocks is run by people who have a disability. The group works together to make sure its members have the same rights, … Continued
‘United Brains’ is a network of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) self-advocates and support groups from across Victoria. United Brains is about: Networking people with ABI; Linking together ABI self advocacy and support groups to share information and resources; Working to find isolated individuals with an ABI in the broader community and providing opportunity to connect; Having … Continued