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Family Advocacy encourages families to speak up on behalf of their family member with disability so they have the same opportunities that other Australians enjoy. Being motivated by love, families hold a unique strength and are an important safeguard when speaking out on behalf of their family member. 

Kids Matter

KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and well-being initiative set in primary schools and early childhood education and care services (like preschools, kindergartens and day care centres).It’s a framework that helps these places take care of children's mental health needs by:

  • creating positive school and early childhood communities

  • teaching children skills for good social and emotional development

  • working together with families

  • recognising and getting help for children with mental health problems

Raising Children Network

The complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme - a new way of providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.

Reimagine Australia

Reimagine Australia is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Australia. Their work provides a national focus and forum, assisting children with developmental delays and disabilities, their families and the networks that support them

Parent Line

Parent Line is a telephone counselling, information and referral service for parents of children ages 0 to 18 who live in New South Wales. Our service includes the Early Childhood Intervention Infoline since early 2011.

Orange Aboriginal Medical Service (OAMS)

Orange Aboriginal Medical Service (OAMS) is a community owned and operated organisation that has been successfully providing medical & primary health care services to the diverse Orange community since February 2005.

Austism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT)

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia’s leading service provider for autism and other disabilities. Our specialised, evidence informed schools program is the largest in the world, with additional services that include information and advice, diagnostic assessments, behaviour support, parent and family support, and adult programs.

Down Syndrome Australia

Down Syndrome Australia is made up of eight State and Territory associations providing support, information and resources to people with Down syndrome and their families across the country.

Carers NSW

Carers NSW is an association for relatives and friends caring for people with a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail.We are the peak organisation for carers in NSW and the only statewide organisation that has carers as its primary focus

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is an organisation that provides family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people living with cerebral palsy and their families.

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a free 24 hour counselling service for Australian kids and young people aged 5-25 years. You can get help over the phone, email or web.

Siblings Australia

Siblings Australia is a unique national organisation committed to improving the support available for siblings of children and adults with chronic conditions including disability, chronic illness and mental health issues.

Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

The Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation was created through a grant from the Office of Head Start.

The Center translates research in healthy mental development into materials tailored to the needs of each of the target audiences, and makes them available on this website.

Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC)

Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) is part of the Department of Family and Community Services. The aim of the Department is to provide better and more integrated services for vulnerable client groups in NSW.

Disability Information Advocacy Service Inc (DIAS)

DIAS informs and/or advocates for people with disability to ensure they have the same rights and level of access to all community facilities as other community members.

The Hanen Centre

The Hanen Centre provides parents, caregivers, early childhood educators and speech-language pathologists with the knowledge and training they need to help young children develop the best possible language, social and literacy skills. This includes children with or at risk of language delays and those with developmental challenges such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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