Disability Queensland

Disability Services and Information

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme website about the proposed NDIS includes information, draft legislations, a forum, and much more.
  • Access Brisbane – A guide to access and facilities for people with disabilities plus stories, art and feedback.
  • Anti-Discrimination Commission – Can help if you’ve been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas.
  • Art Access for Ipswich – A platform for enabling artists with an impairment to showcase their art on the World Wide Web
  • Autism Queensland – Education, therapy and support services.
  • CODA South – Carers of Disabled Adults is an organisation that was established to meet the needs of families caring for an adult with a disability in their own homes.
  • Department of Disability Services Queensland, includes database of disability services in Queensland
  • Disability Information & Communication Exchange
  • The Glenleighden School, established in 1979 at Fig Tree Pocket in Brisbane’s western suburbs. The school caters specifically for children with severe childhood language and related disorders and is the only facility of its kind in Australia.
  • Help Enterprises – A community-based, not-for-profit organisation established in 1968 by Rotary to assist in the support of people with disabilities. We operate from 5 sites in the greater Brisbane area and employ a fully integrated workforce of nearly 200 disabled and able-bodied people in a variety of industries.
  • Here’s to Life Redlands Inc: Here’s to Life is a not for profit health & wellbeing organisation conducting programs for men & women over 40 and through to their 80’s. H2L offer dancing, tap dancing, singing, Art, drumming and Buff Bones. We also conduct art, dancercise, drama, percussion party programs for those with physical and or intellectual disabilities.
  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission (HREOC)
  • Lifestream Foundation – (was Q-Rapid) provides Sport and Recreation opportunities to people with an intellectual disability. The programs focus on friendships and social skills as well as participation for all.
  • 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.
  • Nursing Group P/L Qld Branch – A private nursing service that supplies home based nursing and domestic care. Specialising in physical disabilities, brain injury and the frail aged.
  • Radio 4RPH : Radio for the Print Handicapped
  • Queensland Amputee Golf Association Inc (QAGA) – A registered association and charity promoting and providing golf as a viable form of rehabilitation and recreation to amputees in Queensland.
  • Queensland Meals on Wheels Services Association Inc – A community service organised to help the frail aged, younger disabled and their carers to live in the community where they are happiest – in their own homes.
  • Siblings Australia is a national organisation committed to improving the support available for siblings of children and adults with chronic conditions including disability, chronic illness and mental health issues.
  • Technical Aid to the Disabled, Qld Inc. – (TADQ) TADQ volunteers make aids that are not commercially available, or is too expensive for individuals, by volunteers.. at absolute minimum cost… no labour charge! TADQ work with individuals, Special Schools or any genuine person in need of a gadget or an aid for their lifestyle. We also have a computer rental interest.. at very low cost to the disabled using donated computers renovated and installed by volunteers.
  • VCFS – Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome Foundation (Qld) Inc – Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome is a genetic condition. It is caused by the deletion of some genetic material from Number 22 chromosome (referred to as the 22q11 deletion).
  • accessibility.com.au – The disability information resource.
  • National Industry Association for Disability Services (ACROD) 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. ACROD’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.
  • VIV Singers is a community choir which meets in Capalaba. It is free and open to everyone who would love to sing. It is a singing group formed to tap the unique strengths of sight impaired singers. We invite music lovers to share the joy of singing unaccompanied harmonies, canons, rounds and music from around the world. We sing our way through Jamaica, merry old England, Spain, South Africa, Russia and Scotland and have a lot of fun on the journey. It is an energetic and vibrant musical experience. Vision In Voice also welcomes sighted singers, their carers, their families and friends, and people we haven’t met yet. We also extend an invitation to people who would love to just come and listen. There is plenty of room for you all. VIV Singers are led by Jane Becktel, who is the singing leader of the Morningsong Choir in Bulimba. VIV Singers meets weekly on Thursday mornings during school term time at the Capalaba Place Community Hall from 9.30 am to 11.15 am. It is in the same building as the library just across the hallway. It is a welcoming, safe environment with acoustics that we just love. Songs and all the parts are taught by ear and no experience is required. It is free to all participants due to the support by the Redlands City Council. You can just turn up, or you can ring Jane first at 3122 1035 or 0422 005 901.
  • The Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014 – 2019 has been launched in September 2014 – more details at http://www.qmhc.qld.gov.au/work/queensland-mental-health-and-drug-strategic-plan/
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