Disability Services for Young People

Info for Young Carers

Young Carers Victoria
Ph: 1800 242 636

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink/Carelinks North Young Carers Program
Freecall: 1800 052 222
Ph: 03 9495 2500
Email: clintakeworkers@mchs.org.au



Disability - Advocacy and Information

Action on Disabilities within Ethnic Communities - ADEC
ADEC work towards empowering people with disabilities from ethnic backgrounds, their carers and families to fully participate amongst their local community. They have offices in Preston, Dandenong and Werribee.
Ph: 9480 1666
Toll Free: 1800 626 078

Disability Services at the Department of Human Services
Financial assistance, accommodation options, community involvement and other services for people with a disability, their families and carers.

Victorian Disability Services Commissioner
The Disability Services Commissioner can respond to complaints about Victorian disability services, including disability services provided by the Department of Human Services.
Freecall: 1800 677 342
Toll Free: 1300 728 187
TTY: 1300 726 563

Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc
The Disability Discrimination Legal Service Inc (DDLS) is a statewide independent community legal centre that specializes in disability discrimination legal matters. They provide free legal services in several areas.
Ph: 9654 8644
Toll Free: 1300 882 872
TTY: 9654 6817

Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability Inc (VALID)
Valid is funded by the State Government as an advocacy group for adults with intellectual disabilities and their families. They work to protect and defend the rights of people with an intellectual disability.
Ph: 9416 4003
Freecall: 1800 655 570 (Rural Victoria only)

Centrelink Disability Services
Centrelink are able to provide financial support for people living with a disability, as well as help them to find employment.

ABC Ramp Up
ABC Ramp Up is a website that allows for open discussion and debate about disability. The site publishes news and opinion pieces about living with a disability and services provided in Australia.

YDAS-Youth disability advocacy services
Youth disability advocacy provides services to young people aged 12-25 years to raise awareness of their rights.
Ph: 9267 3755

Carers Solutions
Extremely comprehensive website featuring respite and recreation information, agency lists, advocates and health linkswww.carersolutions.com.au/



Disability - Education and Training

National Disability Coordination Officer
The NDCO address the barriers that people with a disability face in education, employment and training (15-64 years)
Effie Kapsalos
National Disability Coordination officer
Ph: 9686 235                                                                                                        

Northstar - Specialist Employment Services
Northstar is a free service that assists people with a disability to obtain and maintain full or part time employment.
Ph: Greensborough - 9435 7198
Ph: Heidelberg - 9458 1566



Disability - Programs


Banyule City Council MetroAccess
MetroAccess is a key program of the Department of Human Services (DHS) Community Building Program, delivered in partnership with Local Councils.
MetroAccess works to increase community awareness, advocate for people with disabilities and work with existing disability support providers.
Sherridan Bourne
Ph: 9457 9940
TTY: 13 677 then ask for 03 9490 4222
Email: Sherridan.Bourne@banyule.vic.gov.au


Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Offers accessible programs and equipment for people with disabilities including digital talking books, digital reading book groups and PC's with large screens and modified keyboards and mouses.
Ph: 9480 788                                                                                                          

Interact provides a range of tailored services for people with disabilities, their families and carers. These include post school planning, creative recreational activities, holiday and respite programs, employment services and independent living skills
Ph: 8650 7000

Access for All Abilities 
Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play. AAA Play is a free information and referral service.

AAA Play
Ph: 1800 222 842
Email: request@aaavic.org.au

Aspergers Support Group
Aspergers Support Group - group for teens in Blackburn and Glen Waverley for young adults. 

Extended Families Australia
Extended Families Australia is a not-for-profit incorporated association that provides support, respite, significant social relationships and community participation for children with disabilities and their families in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula

Arts Access
Arts Access have an online directory for accessible art programs and activities for people with disability


Disability - Support & Other Info

Tell Someone
The 'Tell Someone' Website is aimed at educating people with a mild intellectual disability and their family and community about family violence.

Association for Children Living with a Disability
The ACLD offer family Support resources for families with young children who have recently been diagnosed with a disability or developmental delay.
Ph: 9818 2000

Interchange offers family support and social opportunities for children and young people with a disability.
Ph: 9462 1011

DiVine is an online community which includes a wide range of opinion articles, news and reviews written for and by people with a disability. The website is published by the Victorian Government.

This website offers information on access for all abilities around Melbourne. It also offers links to information on accessible restaurants and public transport.