1. Disability


    A disability is any continuing condition that restricts everyday activities. The Disability Services Act (1993) defines disability as a condition that:

    • is attributable to an intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory or physical impairment or a combination of those impairments
    • is permanent
    • may or may not be episodic in nature.

    Disabilities can result in a person having a substantially reduced capacity for communication, social interaction, learning or mobility and a need for continuing support services in daily life. Some disabilities, such as epilepsy, are hidden while others, such as cerebral palsy, may be visible.

    With the assistance of appropriate aids and services, the restrictions experienced by many people with a disability may be overcome.

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    • DVJS Employment Solutions

      DVJS offers an individualized employment focused program that is design to help you achieve your...

      Eligibility: - You have a permanent disability, injury or medical condition
      - You are aged between 16...

      Contact: 1300 385 738

    • Making Rights Reality

      Making Rights Reality is a program at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA)...

      Eligibility: Anyone who has been sexually assaulted and lives in the South East of Melbourne can come to...

      Contact: 03 9928 8741

    • Monash Health Acquired Brain Injury: Slow to Recover (ABI:STR)

      The (ABI:STR) Program is a statewide program funded by the Victorian Department of Human Services...

      Eligibility: People aged between 5-64 years old with a catastrophic brain injury, not eligible for...

      Contact: 03 9792 7425

      Referral by: -

    • Monash Health Assisted Community Living and Carers Packages

      One-off flexible support for people with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their carers.

      Eligibility: 18 years of age and older.

      Contact: 1300 342 273 (Choose option 4 for...

      Referral by: -

    • Monash Health Community, Brain Injury Services

      Monash Health Community, Brain Injury Services is a skills development and community access...

      Eligibility: You can apply if: • You have a diagnosis of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) • You are aged...

      Contact: 1300 342 273

      Referral by: -

    • Monash Health Home based service (Allied Health)

      This service is available to people who are housebound and unable to access community allied...

      Eligibility: All ages

      Contact: 1300 342 273

      Referral by: -

    • Monash Health Rehabilitation in the home (RITH) (Community Rehabilitation Centre [CRC])

      This home-based rehabilitation service is available to people of all ages with short-term...

      Eligibility: People of all ages.

      Contact: 1300 342 273. Choose option 4 for...

      Referral by: -

    • Parentzone Southern

      Parentzone provides a variety of parenting programs offered at no cost, such as You and Your Kids...

      Eligibility: - Parents, carers and grandparents of children 0-18 years in the Southern Metropolitan Region....

      Contact: 03 5945 2000

      Referral by: - Anyone can refer - call 03 5945 2000 to find a...

    • Scope

      Provides individualised and group based services for young adults with disability. Services...

      Eligibility: People with disability, developmental delay or additional needs.

      Contact: 03 5940 3280

    • Young Carers Program

      Provides support and information for young carers who look after someone who has a long term...

      Eligibility: Young people aged up to 18 years who live in the Southern region.

      Contact: 1800 052 222

      Referral by: Service providers, schools, families, self-referral