Disability Support Links

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Government Disability Services

NDIS – National Disability Insurance Scheme – a new way of providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

NDIS Commission – The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is a new independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.

Department of Human Services – The Department of Human Services (DHS) brings together a range of services, funding and policy responsibilities which together support fairness, opportunity and choice for all South Australians.

Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People – South Australia  – This website has information, discussions and the Office’s publications on issues affecting children and young people in care.

Charter of Rights for Children and Young People – Disability Services endorses the Charter of Rights set in place by the Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People.  Read what this means for you and your children.


Commonwealth Carer Respite – This site provides information on health issues.  Search for ‘respite’ in the search bar to get the most up-to-date information on Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres.

Carers Australia – Carers Australia provides support for carers through national programs and advocacy and access to resources.

Australian Support Organisations

Australian Society for Intellectual Disability – This website provides information on research in intellectual disability.   You will find information on conferences and publications.  It offers various levels of membership.

Autism Association of SA – The Autism Association of SA provides information and assistance on autism spectrum disorders.  It can assist with assessments, access to research, community-based education and training programs for children and advice for families.

Autism: Just Great Lawyers
Accommodation for students with autism

Autism: A Guide to Better Sleep for Kids with Autism
A guide to helping children with autism sleep soundly at night

Autism: A Guide to Living with Sensory Overload
A comprehensive guide to sensory overload and how to make living with it a little easier.

Autism Resource Center
The mission of AACAP is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

Autism: Creating an Autism Friendly Home
Sensory-friendly home modifications for autism and sensory processing disorder

Autism Support Network Resources
The mission of Autism Support Network is to: connect, guide and unite. Their goal is to short-cut the uphill battle individuals and families undertake when faced with autism – whether that means the initial diagnosis, the day-to-day living and coping needed, relationship and therapeutic strategies and the latest information.

Autism: Planning a Move with Autism
How to plan your transition to a new home.

Autism: 30 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month
Helpful ideas to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.

Autism and Travel
Travelling with Autism: How to Handle Safety, Transitions, and Time in Transit

Brain Injury Network of South Australia – BINSA is the peak body in South Australia for people with acquired brain injury(ABI).  Their role is to promote research and awareness of brain injury.  It provides advocacy, information and support to South Australians with brain injuries.

Can:Do 4Kids (Townsend House) – South Australia – Can:Do 4Kids is a family centred service providing quality specialist programs to children and young people across South Australia. Their services include: Early Intervention (0-6 years), Pathways (6+ years), Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Auditory Processing Disorder Therapy, Assistive Technology, Better Start and HCWA

Centre for Developmental Disability Studies – Australia – CDD provides education and training through diploma courses or degrees in disability disciplines as well as providing research for the sector.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance – Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a national body of 12 state and territory Member Organisations that positively contribute to the community through research and service development for people with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Group – Cerebral Palsy Group provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.

Cerebral Palsy Guidance – Cerebral Palsy Guidance is a comprehensive informational website on cerebral palsy.

Child and Youth Health – Intellectual disability – Child and Youth website provides general information about intellectual disability including; words often associated with intellectual disability, childhood developmental milestones and resources.

Child and Youth Health – Children with disabilities – Child and Youth Health website provides information what you may need to know why you have a child with disabilities.  It provides links to resources and other useful information.

Child and Youth Health – Parenting and Child Health –Disabilities – Child and Youth Health website provides an extensive range of fact sheets about physical and learning disabilities that can affect children and young people.

CISA Infosearch (South Australia) – CISA Infosearch is a database of South Australian health and community services. It includes information about government, non-government, community based and some private sector organisations that provide services for the South Australian community in the areas of health, welfare, housing, education, community participation, information, legal services, arts and recreation.

Community Visitors Scheme – The Community Visitor Scheme aims to protect the rights of people living with disability or mental illness who are receiving care in a mental health treatment centre, attending a community mental health facility, living in disability accommodation, attending a Day Options program, living in a Supported Residential Facility (SRF).

Companion Card – South Australia – Companion Card is a card issued to people with a permanent disability who require attendant care support which allows a companion to enter free of charge to participating venues and activities. In South Australia the Companion Card is free and is valid for ten years. It provides access to cinemas, theatres, councils, zoos and many other South Australian activities.

Cora Barclay Centre for Children with Hearing Impairment – South Australia – The Cora Barclay Centre is a charitable service offering Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT) for families with children who are deaf or hearing impaired. The auditory-verbal approach helps families, through parent guidance, to teach their children to listen and use spoken language for communication.

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Association – Australasia – CdLSA provides information, support and resources to parents of children who have this congenital condition.

Deaf Children Australia – DCA respond to the individual needs of deaf children and their families, regardless of the degree of hearing loss, communication methods, educational settings, personal circumstances or additional disabilities.

Down Syndrome Association of South Australia – Down Syndrome Association of South Australia provide information on its services to support people with Down Syndrome and their families in South Australia.

Epilepsy Association of South Australia & Northern Territory – The Epilepsy Centre is a professional organisation committed to providing quality services to people living with epilepsy and improving community awareness and attitudes throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Family Advocacy in SA – Family Advocacy in SA aim is to help the person with a disability to have a better life by advocating for each person and his/her family.

Free Medical Journals – Free Medical Journals promotes access to free medical journals from around the world.

National Organisation on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome – National Organisation on Foetal Alcohol Syndrome provides information and resources on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the risks associated with drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

Disability Rights Advocacy Service Inc. – DRAS can provide help with advocacy especially those who have come from other countries and who may not speak or read English well.

Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association – South Australia – Provides services, events, news and information for South Australian paraplegic and quadriplegics.

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children – Australia – Based in NSW the RIDCB provides information about the condition and support services for people with these conditions, their carers and professionals.

Royal Society for the Blind – South Australia – The RSB provides a full range of services for people who are blind or vision impaired.

Spina Bifida Association – South Australia – Spina Bifida Association provides basic and general information about the condition of Spina Bifida and the often related condition of Hydrocephalus.

The Full Guide to Flying with a Disability – Helpful tips and resources, practical advice and information that can make planning and taking a trip safe and easy for those with disabilities.