Useful Resources for Parents

Useful Contacts

General Support:

Celebral Palsy Support Network:  www.cpsn.org.au

525 High Street Preston VIC 3072

03 9478 1001

Continence Program: 
Federal Australian Government program: www.bladderbowel.gov.au
Stoma & continence clinic at Royal Children’s Hospital: www.rch.org.au

Continence helpline – www.continence.org.au

Financial Assistance:
Centre link Disability and Carer Payments Fact Sheets: www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/publications/co031.htm

Case Management Services:
Department of Human Services:  www.dhs.vic.gov.au/operations/regional/north-west/regional-programs/disability-services/disability-client-services
MacKillop Family Services: www.mackillop.org.au/
Melbourne Citymission: www.melbournecitymission.org.au/Programs-and-Services

Respite information:
Yooralla: www.yooralla.com.au/facilityrespite.php
DHS: www.dhs.vic.gov.au/disability/supports_for_people/families_and_carers/respite
Respite North & West: http://www.respitenorthandwest.org.au/
Respite Victoria: http://www.respitevictoria.org.au/
Interchange Victoria: www.interchange.org.au

Condition information:
Cerebral Palsy: www.cpaustralia.com.au
Muscular Dystrophy: www.mda.org.au
International Rett Syndrome Association: www.rettsyndrome.org
Epilepsy Association of Australia: www.epilepsy.org.au
Australian Angelman Syndrome Association: www.angelmansyndrome.org

Resource Guides:
Association for children with disabilities: www.acd.org.au

Home Modifications:
Building Commision: www.buildingcommission.com.au

Aids & Equipment:
Victorian Aids and Equipment Program on the DHS website:www.dhs.vic.gov.au/disability/supports_for_people/living_in_my_home/aids_and_equipment_program
Independent Living Centre & The Equipment Library -  Information and advice on daily living equipment:http://www.yooralla.com.au/ilc.php and www.yooralla.com.au/equipmentlibrary.php 
Equipment Distribution Centre (RCH): www.rch.unimelb.edu.au/edc -  The Centre provides a wide range of equipment for hire and products for sale.

SWEP – swep.bhs.org.au

GoKids Mobility Advisory service – www.scopevic.org.au

Equipment Repairs:

Only for equipment fully funded by SWEP – 1300 747 937

Assistive Technology:
Green PC: www.greenpc.com.au
Spectronics Australia: www.spectronicsinoz.com
Technical Solutions: www.tecsol.com.au

Miscellaneous:
Companion Card: www.companioncard.org.au

Variety The Children’s Charity – varietyvic.org.au/vic/

Travel / Transport:
Public Transport Victoria: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/
Victorian Taxi Directorate: www.taxi.vic.gov.au