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Disability Services in Canberra ACT

Disability Services and Information Canberra ACT

  • Advocacy for Inclusion  – Providing individual and systemic advocacy to improve life for people who have a disability. Formerly Advocacy ACTion Inc and People First ACT Inc.
     
  • Citizens Advice Bureau  – helps people to remove physical and sensory barriers to access in the ACT through a comprehensive referral service.
  • ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service  – Information, advice, referral.
  • ACT Human Rights Office – can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas.
  • Canberra Blind Society  – Information, advice, support groups, social rehabilitation, aids and equipment, and a variety of activities and services.
  • Community Connections  – supports and services people with disabilities in Canberra.
  • Disability ACT – A division of Disability, Housing & Community Services.
  • Disability Coordination Office – Information to assist people with a disability move from school into training and higher education, and then into their chosen career.
  • Hartley Lifecare – A non-profit organisation that supports young people living with a disability.
  • Home Help ACT  – A not-for-profit organisation that provides in-home support to the elderly, frail aged, people with disabilities and their carers in the ACT under the Home and Community Care (HACC) program.
  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC)
  • Guide Dogs NSW/ACT exists to enhance the quality of life of people who are blind or vision impaired, by assisting in their achievement of independence through access and mobility.
  • Koomarri  – Employment, housing and community access for people with a disability.
  • 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.
  • Office of the Community Advocate  – The OCA has a range of statutory functions and powers with respect to children and young people, and adults with a mental illness or impaired decision making ability, who require protection from abuse, exploitation or neglect.
  • People With Disabilities  – Consumer body representing people with disabilities.
  • Physical Disability Council of Australia  – 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 its support.
  • The Spastic Centre has been supporting children and adults with cerebral palsy in NSW and the ACT for 65 years.

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.
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