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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    • Enhancing Vacation Care Program

      The Enhancing Vacation Care Program Helps children and teens aged between 6 - 18 years who...

      Eligibility: Need to be aged between 6 - 18 years
      Need to live in the Shire of Cardinia

      Contact: 03 9591 6488

      Referral by: - Any organisation or school which has someone who...

    • Monash Health Home and Community Care (HACC)

      This service is provided for young people up to the age of 17 years with a disability diagnosis...

      Eligibility: Young people up to the age of 17 years with a disability diagnosis who cannot access another...

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

      Referral by: -

    • 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

    • The Bridge Connects

      We have different ways of supporting your needs and enabling you to do what you want, so you can...

      Eligibility: 18 years and over
      Diagnosed disability DHHS funded
      or Fee for Service

      Contact: 1800 274 343

      Referral by: - Self-referral, agency, schools, councils

    • 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