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Early Childhood Services
Better Start for Children with Disability
Community Health Centres
Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) (Vic)
Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS)
Find an early childhood service or school website
Kindergarten Inclusion Tip Sheets
Kindergarten Parents Victoria
Maternal and Child Health Services
Mercy Health O’Connell Family Centre
MyTime Groups
PlayConnect playgroups
Playgroup Victoria
Queen Elizabeth Centre
Raising Children website
Tweddle Child and Family Health Service
Welcome to Early Childhood Services: A Parent’s Guide to Victorian Early Childhood Services booklet

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Disability Services
Disability Intake and Response Service
Disability Services, Department of Human Services
Registered Disability Service Providers
Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Case Management

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Young adults
Authorising a nominee
Broaden Your Horizons website
Disability Support Pension
Education Entry Payment
Ex Carer Allowance (child) Health Care Card
Exploring the Possibilities booklet
Family Planning Victoria’s Disability Unit
Managed Individualised Pathways (MIPs)
Mobility Allowance
My future website
National Disability Co-ordination Program
Pensioner Education Supplement
Proof of Age Card
The Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)
Transition to Employment initiative
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
Youth Central website
Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

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Accessibility
Building Commission
Companion Card
Play Australia
SCOPE Building Advisory Service
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National
Victorian State Disability Plan 2013–2016

Aids & equipment
Continence Aids Payments Scheme
Equipment Distribution Centre, RCH
Equipment Recycling Network Inc (ERNI)
GoKids Mobility Advisory Service
Green PC
Master Locksmiths Access Key (MLAK)
National Continence Helpline
National Public Toilet Map
Noah’s Ark Specialist Equipment Program
State-wide equipment program (SWEP)
Technical Aid to the Disabled (TADVIC)
Victorian Continence Resource Centre
Yooralla Equipment Library
Yooralla Independent Living Centre
Variety Club

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Autism Spectrum disorders
Amaze/Autism Victoria
Autism Advisors
Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre
Early Days Workshops
Helping Children with Autism
PlayConnect Playgroups
Raising Children ASD website
Victorian Autism State Plan
Workshops and information sessions for parents of school aged children with ASD

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Behaviour
Student Support Services
Mental Health Care Plan
Family Intervention Support Services (FISS) and Behaviour Intervention and Support Teams (BIST)
Signposts for Building Better Behaviour
Triple P Parenting Program
Brainlink
Statewide Acquired Brain Injury Paediatric Co-ordinators (SAPC)
Statewide Acquired Brain Injury Case Management Service
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
The Senior Practitioner

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Child care
Childcare benefits
Child Care Access Hotline
My Child website
Community Child Care Association
Family Day Care Australia
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
Education and Care Services in Victoria
National In-home Childcare Association

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Communication & speech
Speech Pathology Australia
Yooralla - Electronic Communication Devices Scheme
Yoorall - ComTec
SCOPE Communication Resource Centre, SCOPE
Key Word Sign Australia
Australian Hearing Services
Deaf Children Australia
Communication Rights Australia
Anne McDonald Centre
National Relay Service
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Telstra Disability Equipment Program
Vision Australia

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Counselling & support
Amaze/Autism Victoria
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Beyond Blue
Family Bereavement Support Programme, RCH
Family Planning Victoria
Family Relationships Advice Line
Family Relationship Services for Carers
Genetic Support Network Victoria (GSNV)
Griefline
Kids Help Line
Lifeline
Mensline Australia
Mental Health Advice Line
Mental Health Care Plan
My Time Groups
National Carer Counselling Program
Parent Line
Relationships Australia
Sids and Kids Victoria
The Australian Psychological Society
The Bouverie Centre
The Compassionate Friends
Very Special Kids
Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program, RCH
Victorian Centres against Sexual Assault (CASA) Forum
Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service
WIRE  ̶  Women’s Information

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Disability specific groups
Better Health Channel
Health Insite
Raising Children Network
Amaze/Autism Victoria
ARAFEMI
Attention Deficit Disorder Victoria (ADDVic)
Asperger’s Syndrome Support Network
Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group
Autistic Family Support Association (AFSA)
Brainlink
Cerebral Palsy Support Network
CleftPALS
Cri Du Chat Support Group of Australia
Cystic Fibrosis Victoria
Deaf Children Australia
Down Syndrome Victoria
Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria
Fragile X Association of Australia (Vic)
Genetic Support Network Victoria
Independence Australia
Life’s Little Treasures
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Organisation for Rare Disorders (NORD) US
Prada-Willi Syndrome Association of Victoria
SCOPE Victoria
SPELD Victoria
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Association of Australia
Spina Bifida Foundation Victoria
Tourette Syndrome Association of Victoria
Vision Australia
Yooralla

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Education
Department of Education & Early Childhood Development (DEECD)
DEECD Barwon South Western Region
DEECD Eastern Metropolitan Region
DEECD Gippsland Region
DEECD Grampians Region
DEECD Hume Region
DEECD Loddon Mallee Region
DEECD Northern Metropolitan Region
DEECD Southern Metropolitan Region
DEECD Western Metropolitan Region

Bar None Kit for Schools
Catholic Education Commission
Choosing a school
Distance Education Centre Victoria
Find a school website
Home-Based Educational Support Program
Inclusive Classroom School Resource
Independent Schools Victoria
My School website
Positive Education Planning booklet
Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD)
Sharing Our Journey Information Kit
Transition to school
Victorian Parents Council
Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority
Welcome to Primary School: A Parent’s Guide to Victorian Government Primary Schools
Welcome to Secondary School: A Parent’s Guide to Victorian Government Secondary Schools

Financial assistance
Carer Allowance
Health Care Card
Child Disability Assistance Payment
Carer Payment
Carer Adjustment Payment
Carer Supplement
Disability Support Pension
Mobility Allowance
Pensioner Education Supplement
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net Card
Pensioner Concession Card
Authorising a Person Permitted to Enquire
Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme
Family Assistance Office
Chronic Disease Individual Allied Health Services under Medicare
Concessions
Carer Card

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Health & medical
Accelerated Care through Emergency (ACE) Program, RCH
Child Health & Safety Resource Centre, RCH
Family Resource Centre, RCH
RCH@Home
Gastrostomy Information Support Service (GISS)
NURSE-ON-CALL
Very Special Kids
Medicare Allied Health and Dental Care Initiative
Net Medical Expenses Tax Offset

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Housing & accommodation
Home Renovation Service
Social Housing Advocacy & Support Program (SHASP)
Housing Choices Australia
Movable Units
EW Tipping Foundation
Special Disability Trusts

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Information & advocacy
Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC)
Action for More Independence and Dignity in Accommodation (AMIDA)
Better Health Channel
Blind Citizens Australia
Brain Injury Matters
Child Health and Safety Resource Centre, RCH
Children with Disability Australia
Community Information Centres
Communication Rights Australia
Defence Special Needs Support Group
Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU)
Disability Justice Advocacy
Disability Resources Centre
DiVine website
Free Kindergarten Association (FKA) Multicultural Resource Centre
Health Insite
Healthy Start
Infoxchange Australia
Leadership Plus
MyChild website
National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)
National Welfare Rights Network
Parent to Parent: Raising your child with special needs resource
Parents Victoria
Raising Children Network
Regional Parent Support Co-ordinator
Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU)
Star Victoria
Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)
Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID)
Victorian Aboriginal Education Association (VAEAI)
VICSEG New Futures
Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS)

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Legal services
Administration and guardianship
AED Legal Centre
Attorney-General’s Department
Child Protection
Community Visitors Program
Disability Act 2006
Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc
Federation of Community Legal Centres
Independent Third Person (ITP) Program
Law Help Guide
Legal Online website
Office of the Public Advocate
The Child Safety Commissioner
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Victorian Legal Aid
Villamanta Legal Service
Working with children check

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Local government
Local Government
Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)

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Making a complaint
Consumer Affairs Victoria
Commonwealth Ombudsman
Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Education Standards website
Disability Education Standards 2005
Disability Services Commissioner
Dispute Settlement Centre Victoria
National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline
National Welfare Rights Network
Office of Health Services Commission
Office of the Senior Practitioner
Ombudsman Victoria
Quality Framework for Disability Services
Social Security Appeals Tribunal

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Recreation
Access for All Abilities Program
Arts Access
Australian Camps Association
Disability Sport and Recreation
Inclusive Leisure Victoria
Interchange Victoria
Neighbourhood Houses
NICAN
People Outdoors
Playground Finder
Riding Develops Abilities
Sailability Victoria
Special Olympics Victoria
Swimming Victoria
VICSRAPID
Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association Inc

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Respite care
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres
Extended Families Australia
Foster Care Association
Interchange Victoria
Respite Victoria
Very Special Kids

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Self-directed planning
Assistance with planning
Disability Support Register (DSR)
Flexible Support Packages (FSPs)
Individual Support Packages (ISPs)

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Siblings
Growing Together booklet
Interchange Victoria
Livewire Siblings
National Carer Counselling Program
Siblings Australia
Sibling Program Directory
Very Special Kids
Young Carers

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Therapy
Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
Occupational Therapy (OT) Australia
Parent Guide to Therapies for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
SCOPE Victoria
Yooralla

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Transport
Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme
Australian Disability Parking Scheme
Conveyance Allowance
Disability Parking
Free travel passes
Guide for choosing and using motorised mobility devices: mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs
Motor vehicle registration
Multi-purpose Taxi Program
Public transport concessions & travel passes
Public Transport Victoria
Silver Top Taxis wheelchair accessible taxis
13CABS Maxi Taxi
Talking taxis communication tools
Travellers Aid Access Service (TAAS)
Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS)

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Migrant Resource Centres
Diversitat (Barwon South West)
Ethnic Council of Shepparton & District
Gippsland Multicultural Services
Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne)
Migrant Resource Centre North West Region
New Hope Foundation (statewide)
Phoenix Westage Migrant Centre (Western)
South Eastern Region Migrant Resource Centre
Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre (Northern)

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