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Disability support services

 

​Below is a list of many of the support services available to families of young people with a disability in Queensland:

Apikali

Apikali provides a range of incontinence aids solutions and protection for  children with special needs. They also have a range of sensory items, skin care for sensitive skin and their swipes washable wipes system for home or out and about.

Australian disability and indigenous peoples' education fund

Two rounds each year to apply for an iPad. Open to indigenous and non-indigenous Australians

Autism Queensland

A community based not-for-profit dedicated to bringing about positive change in the lives of people with autism and their families

Better start initiative

Up to $12,000 in funding for early intervention services and treatments for eligible children

Carers Australia

Unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail

Carer business discount card

People who receive carer allowance or carer payment from Centrelink are eligible for this card 

Centrelink

Assists people to become self-sufficient and supports those in need.

Child dental benefits schedule

Financial support for basic dental services for children aged 2-17.

Children with disability

A not for profit community organisation for children with a disability and their families

Continence aids payment scheme

Helps people aged 5 years or more who have permanent and severe incontinence to meet some of the costs of incontinence products

Conveyance allowance

Funding for families who drive their children to school and live 3.2km or more away

Down syndrome association

Support and advocacy for children and adults with down syndrome

e-Bility

Access to a wide range of information, resources, services and products of interest to people with disability, their families and carers. Includes a good selection of second disability equipment for sale 

FAHCSIA - Helping children with autism package

Funding to address the need for services for children with autism spectrum disorder, their families and carers

FSG Australia

A wide range of innovative services in disability, mental health, aged care, family and children’s services. Excellent resource for carer support

Helping children with autism program

Medicare rebates for up to 20 sessions with therapists such as psychologists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists

Inclusion support subsidy

A subsidy paid to approved child care services, including out of school hours care and holiday programs, so that they can provide extra care for children with special needs

Lifetec Australia

Provider of information, consultation and education on assistive technology that can help individuals improve their quality of life and remain independent

Medical aids subsidy scheme

Subsidy funding for medical aids and equipment (communication aids, continence aids, mobility etc.) available to eligible Queenslanders with permanent/stable conditions or disabilities

Mission Australia parent connect

Provides support and funding for diagnosis and some early intervention

MLAK key

Opens disabled toilets as well as accessing liberty swings in public playgrounds 

My future my life

Up to $1,000 in year 11 and $2,000 in year 12 to pursue the goals that have been identified in the senior education and training (SET) plan

Noah's ark toy library

Specialised educational resources and toy library

Parent connect initiative

A service to link parents of children with a disability or developmental delay to the support services they require

Pension card concessions

Discounts on car registration, rates, water, utilities, phone etc. for pension card holders

Post school transitioning

A free online parent resource providing information around the requirements for successful transition to post-school

Qantas carer concessions

Issued to people with a disability and high level support needs who require the full time assistance of a carer whilst they are on the plane

Queensland artificial limb service

A service which coordinates the distribution of funds available under the Queensland Government's 'free limbs scheme'  to eligible residents of Queensland

Queensland autism parents handbook

A comprehensive guide to autism services, support, tips and ideas for Qld 

Raising children - autism

Interactive autism service pathfinder

Relationships Australia

Provides relationship support services to individuals, couples and families throughout Queensland

Stepping stones triple p

Positive parenting strategies for parents of children with a disability