useful links 

Disability

Down Syndrome Victoria

Aspect – Autism research,  information and support

AMAZE  - Autism Association Victoria

Support Services 

Siblings Australia support services for siblings of people with chronic conditions and disability

The Disability Trust - Committed to providing highly professional care and support to people with disabilities and their families.

CareAbility – Respite care

Alfred Health Carer Services – An advisory and support service for Carers

Carer Gateway – Offer a variety of support and information about caring for people with chronic conditions and disability

Helpers in our Community - safeTALK  - Comprehensive list of helplines, support agencies and counselling services

St Mary's Health Services - Respite, recreation and school holiday programs

Give a Care - (Respite, recreation and school holiday programs

Multi purpose taxi card  - How to apply for one

Companion Card website  - How to apply and what it is.

Funding and Financial Assistance

NDIS   - Information about who qualifies, assessment, fund management and supports

State Schools Relief Fund – Financial assistance information

Camp, sport and excursions fund – Financial assistance

No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) - available to anyone receiving Centrelink payments or on incomes less than $45,000

Health and Wellbeing

Child Safety - Tips for keeping your child safe from harm 

Yooralla - Support people with disability of all ages and needs in their homes and the community with quality services.

Continence support – Tips on toilet training and timing, continence products and assessments.

Children's Health Guide: Newborn to Preteen 

Headspace – Youth mental health support

Pride Victoria -  a community based organisation embracing gender diversity and equality for people with disabilities from all communities, breaking down social and isolation barriers, regardless of sexual orientation.

Community Advocacy Drug Dangers – information about drug interactions

Better Health Channel – An A to Z of health conditions and when to seek help and where to go if you need help.rt

Positive Parnerships - Resources for Aborginal and Torres Strait Islader People about Autism

Advocacy

ACD -  Association for Children with a Disability

Every Australian Counts  - Advocay services for all Australians

Accessible Environments, Accommodation, Parks and Venues for a range of disabilities

Accessible Accommodation – Wheelchair accessible holiday and short stay accommodations

Parks Victoria – All abilities access

Disability Sport and Recreation – Directory of services

Community Services – Futures

Marriott Support Services – Employ over 110 people with disability in supported employment and support 130 people in community day programs.

Local Govt

Kingston Council School Holiday Program 

Vic Govt and Commonwealth

Term Dates and Holidays in Victorian Government Schools  

DET  -  - Department of Education and Training Victoria

Disability Client Services – Information about the range of services the government provide

DHHS Department of Health and Human Services – Government payments and services

DHHS Centrelink  - Social security payments and services