Centrelink provides a range of financial assistance for people with disability and their families and carers. Specialist disability employment services are available to assist job seekers.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Cerebral Palsy Alliance supports children and adults with cerebral palsy. Services include therapy, assistive technology, family and individual support, respite care, recreation, mentoring, leadership development, aquatic activities and conductive education.
The Companion Card is issued to people who have a significant, lifelong need for high level of care to participate in community based activities. The Companion Card allows a person’s carer free entry into participating venues and events.
Department of Family and Community Services: Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC)
ADHC provides a range of services for people with disability and their families and carers. Services include early intervention, everyday living support (including therapy, case management and behaviour support), post school transition and respite care.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) - NSW Chapter
ECIA NSW promotes the interests of young children with developmental delays and disability. This includes providing information about early childhood intervention to families, professionals and the community and fostering the understanding and development of best practices in early childhood intervention.
is a community based, not-for-profit association that provides support and information to people with Down syndrome and their families, service providers and the wider community.
Lifestart provides early childhood intervention and school age services for children living with disability or delay, their families and carers.
Medicare provides a range of benefits, payments and services to help with the cost of using health care services, buying prescription medicines or medical equipment.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS is a national scheme designed to help improve disability services and provide greater control and decision making to people with disability in Australia.
Further information is also available on the National Disability Insurance Scheme in NSW
Parent Line is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents and carers of children 0 to 18. The service includes an early childhood intervention infoline for families who have questions about their child's development or who have a child who has been diagnosed with a disability.
Transport for NSW
Transport for NSW offers travel concessions for people with disability and their attendants and carers.