Family and carer support

Autism Advisory Support Service (AASS)

AASS is a not-for-profit charity that provides services to support, advocate, help educate and guide families who have a family member with Autism.

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

Aspect provides a variety of services for children on the Autism spectrum and their families. These include diagnostic assessments, early intervention programs, Autism schools, and a parent support network.

Memorandum of Understanding between the NSW Department of Education & Communities and Aspect.

Carers NSW

Carers NSW is an association for relatives and friends caring for people with a disability, mental illness, drug and alcohol dependencies, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail.

Companion Card

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.

Epilepsy Australia

Epilepsy Australia provides education, information and assistance to Australians living with epilepsy.


Lifestart provides early childhood intervention and school age services for children living with disability or delay, their families and carers. is an online community designed for young people living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their families. It is a safe online space where members can connect and share experiences with others who understand what they are going through.


MyTime groups provide facilitated peer support for mums, dads, grandparents and anyone caring for children with disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition.

National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD)

NOFASD is the national peak organisation representing the interests of individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

ParaQuad NSW

ParaQuad NSW (Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of NSW) is a not-for-profit member-based association that aims to support people with a spinal cord injury to achieve their choices in life. ParaQuad services include vital care, accommodation, support and clinical services to people with a spinal cord injury, their families and carers at every stage of life.

Parent Line

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.

Parents of Deaf Children (PODC)

PODC supports families with children with hearing loss. The organisation offers a range of information, support and advocacy services for parents and carers, respecting the method or methods of communication that the family has chosen for their child.

Siblings Australia

Siblings Australia is a unique 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.

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