Disability Services and Information
- The Cora Barclay Centre for deaf and hearing impaired children was established in 1945 by a group of pioneering women whose babies were born deaf due to the 1940′s rubella epidemic. Originally called the South Australian Oral School these mothers wanted their hearing impaired children to have the choice /option of learning speech and language
- Disability Information and Resource Centre – The home of disability information on the net in South Australia – includes EnableNet which is being developed as a one stop site for information on disability and a meeting place for people interested in disability issues.
- Equal Opportunity Commission can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas.
- Holiday Explorers – Providing a range of holidays for people with intellectual disabilities living in South Australia.
- Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC)
- Independent Living Centre provides equipment, home modifications and adult therapy services for people with disabilities who are eligible under the Options Coordination Program, as well as information for the general community.
- Julia Farr Services (Disability Services SA)
- Meals on Wheels South Australia
- National Disability Services (NDS) is the National Industry Association for Disability Services. ACROD’s membership includes over 550 non-government, non-profit organisations, which collectively operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disabilities, including intellectual, physical, psychiatric and sensory. NDS’s members are located in every State and Territory in Australia and range in size from very small support groups to very large service providers.
- Physical Disability Council of Australia Ltd (PDCA) PDCA is run entirely by people with physical disabilities, for people with physical disabilities. It does not discriminate on the basis of disability, nor does PDCA determine what a physical disability is. PDCA operates under an inclusion policy and offers membership and/or services to any person with a disability who seeks our support.
- Restless Dance Company – Creating professional calibre dance theatre with young people who predominantly have an intellectual disability.
- The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) is a not-for-profit organisation providing free services to South Australians who have a severe vision impairment. These services are delivered by a professional, committed and highly qualified team supported by volunteers, drawn from all age groups and walks of life. The RSB online shop has a wide variety of products including large print books, magnifiers, talking products, tactile games and many other low vision aids!
- RPH 1197am – A not-for-profit, disability service provider delivering a reading and information service to the print handicapped via radio 5RPH 1197am. It is estimated that more than 17% of South Australians have a print disability (264,000 people), 5RPH 1197am plays a vital role in meeting their information needs. Among this group are people with severe vision loss, those who understand spoken English but cannot read it easily, people with learning difficulties, and those with physical disabilities such as arthritis.
- Spastic Centres of South Australia (SCOSA) – Services and support for people with disabilities.
- Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People information, discussion and the Office’s publications on issues affecting children and young people in care.
- SA Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Children, Youth and Family Services
- RAMP UP – DISABILITY . DISCUSSION . DEBATE – news, opinion and blogs about disability from the ABC
Products to assist people with disabilities
- BadBacks has articles, discussion forums and a range of traditional & alternative back care products to help relieve injury or chronic pain conditions and help healing. They also have preventative products and relief for people (like me) who spend a lot of time sitting at computers.