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Caring for children with a disability

The importance of early intervention, dealing with a diagnosis of disability and where to find support for you and your child

Disability services and support

There are many organisations offering a wide range of intervention, therapy and support services for children with disability and their families. Understanding what these services do and how the disability services system works is the first step in finding the best possible support for your child.

The Raising Children website provides invaluable tips and guidance on how to find the right service providers for your child. It also offers helpful resources for parents and carers.

Life Without Barriers is registered with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and can support you to navigate and access the supports you need. Use their service locator to see what disability services are delivered in your area.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australia-wide scheme that provides high-quality care and support to people with significant and permanent disability.

The NDIS recognises that people have different needs so provides choice about the type of services and support a person needs in order to live life their way, achieve their goals and participate in the community. It also provides funding for early intervention therapies and one-off items such as wheelchairs and communication devices.

Visit their website for more information about services, eligibility requirements and how it can help your child and family.

Are you concerned about your child?
Parent Line NSW provides free support, information, referral and counselling for parents and carers of children aged 0-18 years in New South Wales.

Parent Line NSW
1300 1300 52
Available on weekdays 9am to 9pm, weekends 4pm to 9pm (cost of a local call from any landline in NSW)

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Last updated: 30 Mar 2020