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Early Childhood Services

Better Start for Children with Disability
Community Health Services
Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) (Vic)
Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS)
Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) (formerly Kindergarten Parents Victoria)
Find an early childhood service or school website

Maternal and Child Health Services
Mercy Health O’Connell Family Centre
MyTime Groups
PlayConnect playgroups
Playgroup Victoria
Queen Elizabeth Centre
Raising Children website
Tweddle Child and Family Health Service

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Disability Services

Disability Intake and Response Service
Disability Services, Department of Human Services
Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Case Management
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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Young adults

Authorising a nominee
Broaden Your Horizons website
Career and Pathway Planning
Disability Support Pension
Education Entry Payment
Ex Carer Allowance (child) Health Care Card
Exploring the Possibilities booklet
Family Planning Victoria’s Disability Services’
Managed Individualised Pathways (MIPs)
Mobility Allowance
My future website
National Disability Co-ordination Program
Pensioner Education Supplement
Proof of Age Card
The Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)
Transition to Employment initiative
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
Youth Central website
Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

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Accessibility

Building Commission
Companion Card
Play Australia
SCOPE Building Advisory Service
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National
Victorian State Disability Plan 2013–2016

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Aids & equipment

Continence Aids Payments Scheme
Equipment Distribution Centre, RCH
Equipment Recycling Network Inc (ERNI)
GoKids Mobility Advisory Service
Green PC
Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK)
National Continence Helpline
National Public Toilet Map
Noah’s Ark Specialist Equipment Program
Solve Disability Solutions (formerly Technical Aid to the Disabled (TADVIC))
State-wide equipment program (SWEP)
Victorian Continence Resource Centre
Yooralla Equipment Library
Yooralla Independent Living Centre
Variety Club

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Autism Spectrum disorders

Amaze/Autism Victoria
Autism Advisors
Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre
Early Days Workshops
Helping Children with Autism
Launchpad
Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre
PlayConnect Playgroups
Raising Children ASD website
Victorian Autism State Plan
Workshops and information sessions for parents of school aged children with ASD

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Behaviour

Student Support Services
Mental Health Care Plan
Family Intervention Support Services (FISS) and Behaviour Intervention and Support Teams (BIST)
Signposts for Building Better Behaviour
Triple P Parenting Program
Brainlink
Statewide Acquired Brain Injury Paediatric Co-ordinators (SAPC)
Statewide Acquired Brain Injury Case Management Service
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
The Senior Practitioner

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Child care

Childcare benefits
Child Care Access Hotline
My Child website
Community Child Care Association
Family Day Care Australia
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
Education and Care Services in Victoria
National In-home Childcare Association

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Communication & speech

Speech Pathology Australia
Yooralla – Electronic Communication Devices Scheme
Yooralla – ComTec
SCOPE Communication Resource Centre, SCOPE
Key Word Sign Australia
Australian Hearing Services
Deaf Children Australia
Communication Rights Australia
Anne McDonald Centre
National Relay Service
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Telstra Disability Equipment Program
Vision Australia

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Counselling & support

Amaze/Autism Victoria
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Beyond Blue
Family Bereavement Support Programme, RCH
Family Planning Victoria
Family Relationship Advice Line
Family Relationship Services for Carers
Genetic Support Network Victoria (GSNV)
Griefline
Kids Help Line
Lifeline
Mensline Australia
Mental Health Advice Line
Mental Health Care Plan
My Time Groups
National Carer Counselling Program
Parent Line
Relationships Australia
Sids and Kids Victoria
The Australian Psychological Society
The Bouverie Centre
The Compassionate Friends
Very Special Kids
Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program, RCH
Victorian Centres against Sexual Assault (CASA) Forum
Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service
WIRE  ̶  Women’s Information

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Disability specific groups

Better Health Channel
Health Direct Australia
Raising Children Network

Amaze/Autism Victoria
ARAFEMI
Asperger’s Victoria
Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group
Autistic Family Support Association (AFSA)
Brainlink
Brainwave
Cerebral Palsy Support Network
CleftPALS
Cri Du Chat Support Group of Australia
Cystic Fibrosis Victoria
Deaf Children Australia
Down Syndrome Victoria
Duchenne Foundation
Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria
Fragile X Association of Australia (Vic)
Genetic Support Network Victoria
Independence Australia
Life’s Little Treasures
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Organisation for Rare Disorders (NORD) US
National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD)
Prada-Willi Syndrome Association of Victoria
SCOPE Victoria
SPELD Victoria
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Association of Australia
Spina Bifida Foundation Victoria
Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN Australia)
Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia
Vision Australia
Yooralla

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Education

Department of Education & Early Childhood Development (DEECD)
DEECD Regional Contacts
Bar None Kit for Schools
Catholic Education Commission
Choosing a primary school
Choosing a secondary school
Distance Education Centre Victoria
Find a school website
Home-Based Educational Program
Independent Schools Victoria
My School website
Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD)
Sharing Our Journey Information Kit
Starting Primary School
Starting Secondary School
Transition to school
Victorian Parents Council
Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority

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Financial assistance

Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme
Authorising a Person Permitted to Enquire
Carer Adjustment Payment
Carer Allowance
Carer Card
Carer Payment
Carer Supplement
Child Disability Assistance Payment
Chronic Disease Individual Allied Health Services under Medicare
Concessions
Disability Support Pension
Family Assistance Office
Health Care Card
Mobility Allowance
Pensioner Concession Card
Pensioner Education Supplement
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net Card

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Health & medical

Accelerated Care through Emergency (ACE) Program, RCH
Child Health & Safety Resource Centre, RCH
Family Resource Centre, RCH
Gastrostomy Information Support Service (GISS)
Medicare Allied Health and Dental Care Initiative
Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset
NURSE-ON-CALL
RCH@Home
Very Special Kids

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Housing & accommodation

EW Tipping Foundation
Home Renovation Service
Housing Choices Australia
Movable Units
Social Housing Advocacy & Support Program (SHASP)
Special Disability Trusts

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Information & advocacy

Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)
Action for More Independence and Dignity in Accommodation (AMIDA)
Better Health Channel
Blind Citizens Australia
Brain Injury Matters
Child Health and Safety Resource Centre, RCH
Children with Disability Australia
Community Information and Support Victoria
Communication Rights Australia
Defence Special Needs Support Group
Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU)
Disability Justice Advocacy
Disability Resources Centre
DiVine website
Free Kindergarten Association (FKA) Multicultural Resource Centre
Health Insite
Healthy Start
Infoxchange Australia
Leadership Plus
MyChild website
National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)
National Welfare Rights Network
Parent to Parent: Raising your child with special needs resource
Parents Victoria
Raising Children Network
Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU)
Star Victoria
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)
Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)
Victorian Aboriginal Education Association (VAEAI)
VICSEG New Futures
Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

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Administration and guardianship
AED Legal Centre
Attorney-General’s Department
Child Protection
Community Visitors Program
Disability Act 2006
Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc
Everyday-Law
Federation of Community Legal Centres
Independent Third Person (ITP) Program
Law Help Guide
Legal Online website
Office of the Public Advocate
Commission for Children and Young People
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Victorian Legal Aid
Villamanta Legal Service
Working with children check

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Local government

Local Government
Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)

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Making a complaint

Consumer Affairs Victoria
Commonwealth Ombudsman
Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Education Standards website
Disability Education Standards 2005
Disability Services Commissioner
Dispute Settlement Centre Victoria
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
New National Standards for Disability Services
National Welfare Rights Network
Office of Health Services Commission
Office of the Senior Practitioner
Ombudsman Victoria
Social Security Appeals Tribunal

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Recreation

Access for All Abilities Program
Arts Access
Australian Camps Association
Disability Sport and Recreation
Aquatics and Recreation Victoria
Interchange Victoria
Neighbourhood Houses
NICAN
People Outdoors
Playground Finder
Riding Develops Abilities
Sailability Victoria
Special Olympics Victoria
Swimming Victoria
VICSRAPID
Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association Inc

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Respite care

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres
Extended Families Australia
Foster Care Association
Interchange Victoria
Respite Victoria
Very Special Kids

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Self-directed planning

Disability Support Register (DSR)
Individual Support Packages (ISPs)
Self-directed support
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

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Siblings

Interchange Victoria
Livewire Siblings
National Carer Counselling Program
Siblings Australia
Very Special Kids
Young Carers

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Therapy

Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
Music Therapy
Occupational Therapy (OT) Australia
Parent Guide to Therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
SCOPE Victoria
Yooralla

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Transport

Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme
Conveyance Allowance
Disability Parking
Access Travel Pass
Motor vehicle registration
Multi-purpose Taxi Program
Public transport concessions & travel passes
Public Transport Victoria
Silver Top Taxis wheelchair accessible taxis
13CABS Maxi Taxi
Talking taxis communication tools
Travellers Aid Access Service (TAAS)
Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS)

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Migrant Resource Centres

Diversitat (Barwon South West)
Ethnic Council of Shepparton & District
Gippsland Multicultural Services
Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne)
Migrant Resource Centre North West Region
New Hope Foundation (statewide)
Phoenix Migrant Resource Centre Westage Region (Western)
South Eastern Region Migrant Resource Centre
Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre (Northern)

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