Listed below are links to a range of government agencies and community based organisations that provide support, information, advice, and resources for individuals with a disability, their families and carers. Health professionals and others working with people with disabilities of all ages will also find useful links to websites and resources listed here.
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|Independent Living Centre Australia website||ilcaustralia.org.au||The Independent Living Centre WA has joined with Independent Living Centres throughout Australia to develop a new national equipment database. You can search over 10,000 assistive technology and equipment products to help people remain independent and improve their quality of life.
|CP TECH (The Centre for Cerebral Palsy)||Phone: (08) 9494 2243|
|CP Tech assists people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities to gain greater independence through the prescription and/or fabrication of equipment and technology options.
|TADWA (Technology Assisting Disability WA)||Phone: (08) 9379 7400 |
|Our purpose is to improve the quality and enjoyment of life of people with disabilities, the frail aged and those caring for them, through the application of technology and the skills of volunteers and staff.|
|Technology for Independence - Enabling Independent Living||Tel: (02) 9907 9736|
|The AbilityHouse website is designed to provide you with information about alternative methods to operate appliances in your home. You can also search for assistive technology services near you.|
|Community Support Groups and Organisations|
|Association for the Blind of WA||Phone:(08) 9311 8202 |
|Provide direct, individualised and group-based services to more than 4,000 clients each year. Our clients range from newborn babies to seniors in their nineties and their families and carers.|
|The Ability Centre||Phone:(08) 9443 0211|
|TCCP provide a range of quality services to children, teenagers and adults with disabilities, and to their families and carers.|
|Autism Association of Western Australia||Phone: (08) 9489 8900|
|The Association is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profit Autism specific service providers. The Association provides services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families from early childhood through to adult life.|
|Down Syndrome WA||Phone:(08) 9368 4002|
|Down Syndrome WA is a family organisation that provides services and support to families with Down Syndrome so that people with Down syndrome can live a life of their choice and achieve their goals.
|Epilepsy WA||Phone: 1300 852 853 |
|Epilepsy WA educates those with epilepsy, their family, friends and society, to enable the epilepsy sufferer to integrate successfully in the community, and enjoy a full and productive life-style.|
|Interchange WA||Phone: 9329 9399|
|Interchange WA specialises in 1:1 local community-based support for people with disability, which is delivered via customised programs that are designed to assist people to achieve their goals.|
|Mosaic Community Care||Phone: (08) 9314 5244|
|Mosaic provides Community Support and Residential Programs for people with an intellectual and/or physical disability throughout the Greater Perth Metropolitan Region.|
|Rocky Bay||Phone: (08) 9383 5111|
|Rocky Bay is a leading provider of disability services, offering choice and independence to thousands of people of all ages living with physical or intellectual disability in Western Australia.|
|Senses||Phone: (08) 9473 5400|
|Provide disability support services to people in WA of all ages including unique services for people who are deafblind.|
|Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA)||Phone: (02) 9661 8855|
|SCIA provides advocacy, information peer support, accommodation, exercise programs and employment service to people with spinal cord injury and similar impairment. Accord magazine is published quarterly.|
|National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)||Phone: 1800 800 110|
|NDIS is the 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.|
|National Disability Services (NDS)||Phone: (08) 9242 5544|
|The Australian peak body for non-government disability services. Through the provision of information, representation and policy advice, NDS promotes and advances services which support people with all forms of disability to participate in all domains of life.|
|Disability Services Commission (DSC)||Phone: 1800 996 214|
|The Commission works in partnership with service providers and other government departments to provide information, supports and services to people with disability, their families and carers.|
|My Aged Care||Phone: 1800 200 422|
The contact centre can be phoned on 1800 200 422 between 8.00am and 8.00pm on weekdays and between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Saturdays. The My Aged Care phone line is closed on Sundays and national public holidays.
|My Aged Care is made up of a website and a national contact centre and has been established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. Together they can provide you with information on aged care, whether for yourself, a family member, friend or someone you're caring for.|