Disability

DisabilityAre you caring for someone who has a disability? Caring for someone with a disability can be extremely rewarding, as well as challenging at times. It can also add a degree of complexity to your already demanding carer role.

Carers Queensland is currently an approved provider for the Better Start, My Future: My Life, and Your Life Your Choice Programs. We are also currently running NDIS workshops for parents of a child who has a disability. We can also support you with counselling and other services – please call our Carer Advisory Service on 1800 242 636 to find out more.


Other resources

Below are links to various resources that may be helpful.

Autism Fact Sheet – from our Carers Advisory Service

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. NDIS will start in Queensland from 1 July 2016 with full implementation by 30 June 2019.

My Child has: Information for Queensland families of young children are a suite of online resources with up-to-date relevant information for parents of children with disability. The booklet provides contact details and website information for government and non-government agencies. Topics covered:

  • diagnosis
  • early intervention services
  • early childhood education and care
  • starting school
  • aids, equipment and assistive technology

Raising Children offers up-to-date, research-based material including sections on raising a child with a disability or autism

Guide Dogs Queensland supports Queenslanders that are blind or have low vision through services such as mobility and orientation training and counselling

Queensland Disability Housing Coalition (QDHC) advocates for the rights of all people with disability and mental health issues

Access Arts ensures people with a disability have access to the arts and cultural experiences of their choosing

Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) provides access to subsidy funding for MASS endorsed aids and equipment to eligible Queenslanders with disabilities

 

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