Useful Links

Therapy and assistive technology

Accessibility App – Essential Accessibility

The app provides tools for people with physical limitations to navigate the internet with ease.

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Autism Apps Website

This website has been developed to provide parents, teachers and individuals with information and ideas about how to effectively use technology, specifically an iPad or tablet device.

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Carson Street School Free Resources

Free resources for children and adolescents with disabilities focusing on promoting communication, self esteem, preventing cyberbullying, positive behaviour support, play and emotional literacy.

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iPod/iPad Resources

Independent Living Centre’s resources using Ipad, Iphones and Ipods.

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Useful Apple and Apps-Related resources from Spectronics’ Consultancy Team

Resources for implementation on iPads, iPhones or iPod touches in special education classrooms or therapy settings. Also helpful in regular education settings for support of students struggling with reading, writing or organisational skills.

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Leisure and Independence

Act, Belong, Commit

Act-Belong-Commit is a comprehensive health promotion campaign run by Mentally Healthy WA that encourages individuals to take action to protect and promote their own mental wellbeing and encourages organisations that provide mentally healthy activities to promote participation in those activities. Their website contains a range of activities, clubs and organisations.

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Companion Card WA

The Companion Card is a card issued to people with a significant and permanent disability who require attendant care support from a companion to participate at most venues and activities. Cardholders present their card when booking or purchasing a ticket from a participating business. Participating businesses will recognise the Companion Card and issue the cardholder with a second ticket for their companion at no charge.

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Department of Transport

Application for Concession Vehicle Fitted with a Wheelchair Hoist or Ramp.

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Diversity Dance Australia

Diversity Dance provides fun, inclusive dance opportunities for children of all abilities.

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Dreamfit Foundation

The Dreamfit Foundation is a unique not for-profit-organisation that uses innovative engineering to fulfill dreams and overcome the challenges and frustrations of people with disabilities.

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K-equip (Kenneison Family Disability Equipment)

K-equip aims to provide all people with disabilities in WA access to an efficient means of obtaining non-medical equipment that fully meets their needs and will be a meaningful addition to their life. Their scope of products includes both daily living essentials and recreational items.

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Independent Living Centre

Solutions include information, advice, support and training about suitable assistive technology and equipment, funding options, assessment and referral pathways.

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IPwD (International Day of People with Disability)

IDPwD aims to promote an understanding of people living with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well being. This includes information on local and national events for Disability Awareness Week in December, how individuals and organisations can get involved, sharing best practice approaches, and how to help facilitate the breaking down of barriers.

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Kidz n Sport school holiday programmes

Kidz N Sport is a program for kids who are in pre-kindy to year 3 and focuses on general gross motor skills and introducing kids to sport without the competitive side.

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Kids Camps Inc

A community organisation that provides exciting and rewarding camps for children and young people with a disability, supporting families and carers by providing respite for over 30 years.

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Mandurah Taxis

Mandurah Taxis is an award winning taxi service offering 24/7 universal transport to the Peel Region and beyond. With 9 MPT/Wheelchair taxis available 24/7 and comprehensively trained Taxi Drivers we can assist everyone with transport.

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Music Rocks Australia

Using music as a tool for inspiration and skills, Music Rocks Australia has focused on the music, social and personal development of their young participants, allowing an ethos of ‘music is for everybody’ and creating ‘the world’s most inspiring music experience for young people’.

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Riding for the Disabled WA

Riding for the Disabled WA is dedicated to providing therapeutic and recreational equestrian activities to benefit people with disabilities.

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Home and the Community

Access WA

People with disability, carers and seniors can search to find accessible business and community facilities in Western Australia.

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Accessible Transit Specialists

Accessible Transit Specialists assist clients who require vehicles to be modified for wheelchair access. The consultative approach by their experienced team of professional staff ensures client’s needs are met.

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Clan WA

CLAN WA is committed to working alongside families in WA to help build resilience. CLAN WA provides support in parenting, relationships, reducing isolation or the impact of mental illness.

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Friends of Autism

Friends of Autism was founded and is headed by Dee Marlow, a mother of 3 Autistic children who is passionate about improving the daily lives of those affected by autism, taking a holistic and family friendly approach.

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People Who Care

People Who Care Inc. (PWC) is an independent not-for-profit volunteer organisation which provides services (view a list of our services) to the frail aged, people with disabilities, carers and others with special needs to enable them to live independently for as long as possible and to avoid premature or inappropriate admission to long-term care facilities. The organisation operates from offices in Guildford, Warwick and Mandurah and covers the greater part of the Perth metropolitan and Peel regions.

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WA Special Families

WA Special Families is an online Facebook community for families and carers of children with special needs. It is a place for families to communicate, share ideas and chat about life in a special needs family.

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Professional Organisations and Associations

Carers WA

Carers WA is a non-profit, community based organisation and registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 310,000 family carers living in Western Australia.

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Developmental Disability Council of WA

DDC is a not-for-profit organisation which provides advocacy for people with intellectual and other developmental disability and their families. DDC welcomes membership from people who have an interest in advancing the rights and needs of people with disability and their families.

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Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA)

ECIA is a national organisation that promotes the interests of young children with disability / developmental delays and their families.

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EDAC (Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre)

EDAC is the peak advocacy organisation for people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in WA. EDAC provides individual and systemic advocacy services for people with all types of disability including physical, sensory, intellectual and psychiatric conditions. EDAC can advocate in areas such as the justice system, health-care, education, child-care, employment, housing, transport and others.

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Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a social enterprise that provides high quality outsourcing services to corporates and government. Jigsaw specialises in outsourced data entry, document auditing and paperless office services.

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Kalparrin

At Kalparrin they help families of children with disabilities and special needs to carry their load by providing practical information and support, and connecting them with the services that they need. Kalparrin helps families connect with other families in similar situations through Parent Link, and to take time out through regular respite activities.

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Noah’s Ark Toy Library and Supported Playgroups

Noah’s Ark provides support services to agencies and parents working with children and young adults with disability, including specialised toys, resources and educational development programmes. The toy library has a large range of toys for children with special needs, books, specialist resources and equipment and a mobile and postal services for regional, rural and remote areas.

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Office of the Public Advocate

The Public Advocate is an independent statutory officer appointed under the Guardian and Administration Act 1990 to promote and protect the rights of adults with decision-making disabilities to reduce their risk of neglect, exploitation and abuse.

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People With Disability WA

Individual and systematic advocacy for people living with disability.

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Raising Children Network

An Australian parenting resource website. They have research-based content on many different topics for all stages from pregnancy to newborns to teens.

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SECCA (Sexuality Education Counselling and Consultancy Agency)

Secca supports people with disabilities to learn about human relationships, sexuality and sexual health.

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WA Individualised Services

WAIS began as an unincorporated group of support organisations committed to individualised supports and services. This small group of organisations came together to work in partnership towards promoting individualised supports and services and towards supporting each other to deepen their practices.

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NDIS & WA NDIS

Reasonable and Necessary

This is a tool for Deaf and disabled people, to help them ask for what they need. This is a creative response to the NDIS.

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