Resources for People Living with Disability

What do disability resources cover?

Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.

Disability is thus not just a health problem. It is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives. Overcoming the difficulties faced by people with disabilities requires interventions to remove environmental and social barriers.

These resources offer a holistic approach to address disability, looking at disability from physical, environmental, and social perspectives.

Key Organisations

Peak bodies, advocacy groups and other organisations

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Alliance of service providers aiming to improve opportunities for people living with disability and their families.

Victorian based organisation providing support programs, advocacy, training and resources for people living with disability from CALD backgrounds.

Information and support for people with disability to find and maintain work, as well as for employers.

Information, videos, fact-sheets and resources about the disability employment sector.

Information, services, resources, and support for people living with a disability.

Directory of workplace and employment information for people living with a disability, employers and service providers.

Fact sheets, publications and advocacy for disability rights and cultural diversity.

News, events, training, education and resources for health professionals working with people living with disability.

Information, resources and assistance with the NDIS for people living with a disability, family and carers, health professionals and service providers.

National disability rights and advocacy, resources, education and training, and advocacy directory for people living with disability and health professionals.

Advocacy, information, resources, publications and community support for women living with disability.

Information, services, support, resources and education for people living with a disability, their carers and families, and health professionals.

For Consumers

Resources to use, together with consumers, to support their needs

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New South Wales based organisation providing peer support and information about available support and assistance for people with limb loss.

Queensland network of people with limb loss and their families, providing peer support, advice, services and activities for people with limb loss and their families and carers.

National online and phone service, including service directory, providing practical information and resources to support carers.

Information, classifieds (advertisements), services and products for people living with disability.

Limbs 4 Life provides peer support, information, programs, services and resources for people with limb loss, their families, carers and health professionals.

Advocacy, information and support services for people with polio, including resources for health professionals.

List of government services and programs for people living with a disability.

Resources for support for people living with disability, including legal assistance and assistance with getting out and about.

Victorian based organisation providing support, information, resources and services for people with physical, intellectual and multiple disabilities.

For Health Professionals

Information, resources, and educational programs to assist health professionals

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Information and strategies for those working or living with people who have complex communication needs.

Reports and Policy

Research papers, reports, reviews and guidelines providing a deeper, evidence-based perspective

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Information on rights for people living with disability.

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