- Autism Advisors
- Early Days
DET - Special Education including
- Early intervention programs
Support programs in regular school settings; and
Special School programs
ACT Health - searching the ACT Health site found no relevant material on the whole website. Even the 2007-08 Annual Report refers to disability once in relation to mental health and otherwise just as part of the name of the DHCS.
ACT Office for Children, Youth & Family Support (DHCS)
CONTACT-13 22 81
http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/ocyfs The Office works in partnership with the community to provide care and protection services to children and young people, and family and community support to meet the needs of the people of Canberra.
Care and Protection Services provide a continuum of service delivery to children and young people considered ‘at risk' of serious harm.
Are you concerned about a child? Reporting Line 1300 556 729
After Hours Crisis Services 1300 556 729
Dept of disability, housing and community services (DHCS)
Disability ACT plan and develop strategic policy, allocate funding and provide and monitor services for people with disability & their families in the ACT . (02) 6207 1086 http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au
THERAPY ACT- Therapy ACT is a program area of the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services. It provides a range of multidisciplinary therapy and support services for people with delays in development and developmental disabilities aged from birth to age 65. Therapy and support services are available for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work and psychology. There is no charge for this service. Family Support Program Autism Assessment and Family Support Team Intake Service 02 6205 1246. www.dhcs.act.gov.au/therapyact
FLY Inspirational carer and teacher Sally Richards is the coordinator of FLY - Family Leadership and You. The program assists families to create a positive and rich life for a young person with a disability. Contact Sally on 02 6281 0974 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post School Options
EMPLOYMENT FRAMEWORK FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY Employment Framework Toolkit for People with a Disability The Dept employs a variety of Workplace Diversity Contact Officers to assist with the placement of clients. http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/employment_framework/contacts
ADVOCACY FOR INCLUSION
Detailed information and options for school leavers and adults who have a disability is available from Advocacy for Inclusion. http://users.bigpond.net.au/Advocacy_for_Inclusion/pso.html
LEAD is an organisation that brings together three services that have operated in the ACT region for over 15 years. Contact Linda Monaghan Employment manager http://www.lead.asn.au/pages/about.html
CAREERS MARKET Careers Market is the largest event of its type in Canberra and is the best opportunity available to help young people in Canberra and the region to consider their post-school options. http://www.canberracareersmarket.com.au