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AUTISM SPECIFIC SERVICES

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is Australia’s leading supplier of services for people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other disabilities. We provide information, intervention and a range of services to meet the needs of people with an autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities and their families. We work with more than 10,000 people with a disability every year and our services connect with people in regional centres as well as rural and remote communities. Aspect has the largest autism specific education program in the world.

Phone: 1800 277 328
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Autism Advisory Support Service 

If you require support, advice or just someone to talk to, the Autism 24 hour hotline will ensure there will be someone there to listen. Calls are answered by people who have children with Autism themselves so you know they will understand.

Phone: 1300 222 777
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DISABILITY SUPPORT

Macarthur Disability Services (MDS)

Macarthur Disability Services (MDS) provides a diverse range of programs and services to people with a disability, their families and carers. Some of these include; day programs, recreation, sensory room, vacation and after school care.

Information packs:
Macarthur Respite Options (2014)
Aged and Disability Pack (2014)

Phone: (02) 4621 8400
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Macarthur Home and Community Care (HACC) Services

The HACC Information and Referral Service is a telephone hot-line that provides a central point of contact for frail aged, people with a disability, carers and families on services that are available in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee areas. The service is able to listen to a person’s needs and recommend services that may best suit them. they can also do the running around for the person and actually make referrals or support them through this process.

Phone: FREECALL 1800 68 3232.

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The Carer Coordination Service

The Carer Coordination Service provides a service to carers that is tailored to your goals and aspirations. They can help you:

  • Find services and the support you need
  • Advocate with you to get access to another service if you are having difficulties getting the support you need
  • Provide short term counselling to help you in emergency or stressful situations
  • Teach you how to use technology, the internet and social media to reach other carers
  • We run support groups, fun outings and events such as Stress Less Days, Carer Safaris and Carer Choirs
  • We organise seminars and information days to build your skills and confidence in your caring role

Phone: (02) 4621 8400
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The Benevolent society

We believe building stronger communities is one of the best ways to reduce social and economic disadvantage. Community development is about helping people find solutions to issues within their own communities. Our community projects all look different as they are guided by each local community. We always work in partnership with residents, government and non-government organisations and build on what is already in the community.

Phone: (02) 4651 4000
Address: 23 John Street, Camden, NSW, 2570
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Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS)

The Intellectual Disability Rights Service (IDRS) is a specialist legal information and advocacy service for people with intellectual disability. IDRS work with and for people with intellectual disability to exercise and advance their rights. They do this by: providing legal advice, casework and support; advocating for improvements to laws and policies affecting people with intellectual disability; providing assistance to legal and other professionals supporting people with intellectual disability and providing information to service providers and the community about the rights and needs of people with intellectual disability.

Phone: 02 9318 0144
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Uniting Care- Burnside

The Uniting Church NSW and ACT Synod’s approach to all disability services is to support:

  • a focus on people with disabilities as individuals
  • care for the socio-economically disadvantaged
  • enhanced choice for people with disabilities
  • respect for the rights of people with disabilities
  • partnerships between community organisations, government agencies and socially-concerned private firms

Services include assistance with daily living skills for people with disabilities, respite care to support the family/carers of people with disabilities, linking people with psychiatric and other disabilities who live in boarding houses back into community life, supported employment, supported accommodation for people with intellectual disabilities, mental illness and other disabilities.

Phone: 1300 244 826
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Macarthur Disability Network

MDN unites people with disabilities, carers and service providers to identify, discuss and act on quality of life issues. The Network works towards raising community awareness of people with disabilities and improvement of services.

Meetings are held every 6 weeks at different locations throughout the Macarthur region. The Network encourages community feedback from people with disabilities and their carers/advocates to improve coordination between services. The Network provides a forum as an instrument for the community to lobby government and non-government bodies for improving and providing new services for people with disabilities and their carers.

Phone: (02) 4621 8400
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Association for Children with a Disability (ACD)

Providing information and support to families of children or young adults with any type of disability across NSW. ACD aim to raise awareness of issues facing parents, carers and families of children and improve services for people with disability. ACD conduct seminars on issues ranging from advocacy and supported accommodation thought to wills and trusts. Their aim is to give strength to the voice of families caring for children with disability working with other advocacy groups, service providers and the NSW government on issues affecting children with disability.

Phone: 1300 851 603
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Family Advocacy

Family Advocacy is an independent, disability advocacy organisation which works across New South Wales. The organisation works with families in which there is a child or an adult with a developmental disability.

Phone: (02) 9869 0866
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Camden Access Community Advisory Group (ACAG)

The Camden Access Community Advisory Group (ACAG) has been established by Camden Council to work with Council and other agencies to address access issues in the Camden Local Government Area through a consultative, collaborative and action-oriented approach. Council’s ACAG consists of Councillors, Council staff, local people with a disability and carers as well as disability service providers.

For many people with disabilities the built environment acts as a barrier to full participation and inclusion in their community. The inability of people with disabilities to access facilities like everyone else is taken for granted by many in the community.

Phone: (02) 4654 7777

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Disability Services Australia – Special Intervention Services (SIS)

DSA offers a wide range of services for the community. Most services are free for clients referred by a GP/Psychiatrist or Paediatrician under the Medicare scheme. Behaviour Intervention services are free for individuals with a disability who have challenging behaviours and live in a DSA Specialist Intervention Service funded area.

DSA Specialist Intervention Service offers:

  • Fee for Service
  • Assessments
  • Therapy and Counselling
  • Behaviour Intervention and Support
  • Training
  • Skill development programs
  • Early Intervention 0 – 6years
  • Placements and Supervision
  • Internal Clinical Services

Address: Level 7, 171-179 Queen Street, Campbelltown
Phone: 1300 372 747
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PARENTING SUPPORT

Triple P- Positive Parenting Programs

Families NSW has a range of different parent support groups or services that may be able to help you and your family

The Triple P positive parenting program is for parents with children aged 3–8 years. The program gives you the tools to:

  • encourage behaviour you like from your child
  • deal positively and consistently with problem behaviour
  • take the stress out of parenting.

Triple P can also help to develop family relationships assisting children to reach their full potential.

Phone: 1800 789 123
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