The following links to websites may be of assistance for those looking for further information or support services in relation to their child's education.
Our organisation is run by parents of children with a disability - most of our staff and committee are parents - so we know what it means to have a child with a disability. We cover all types of disability and are a non-profit organisation.
Use this page as starting point for finding information to help you to make decisions relating to your child's education.
Generally speaking, children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder must also have an intellectual disability (an IQ score of 70 or below) to be eligible to attend a specialist school. There are several schools specifically for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Bully Stoppers provides a series of tools and resources that aim to empower school communities to stop all forms of bullying.
The Department of Human Services can provide information on Early Childhood Intervention Services for children aged 0-5 as well as other services for children aged 6 and over.
Parents of children with a disability may be eligible for various government benefits such as Carer Allowance or Carer Payment
Better Health website provides a wealth of text information, videos as well as an easy to use interface to search for specialists services in your area from the Home page.
The VCSN is a peak body for regional and state wide carer services and aims to create and maintain an accessible, responsive and integrated carer support and community information system.
Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Youth Mental Health Initiative Program.
Kids Helpline is a free, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the web.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.