It will be very helpful to families, carers and the individual with a disability to connect with different support system available in the community aside from the NDIS. These organizations can offer support by offering activities, resources, and safe places wherein they can gain more knowledge about the condition, what to do about it, how to deal with it, share their sentiments and concerns in a safe and non-judgemental environment. This article will discuss other support resources which families, carers, and individuals with disabilities can access outside the NDIS :
Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA)
A non -profit organization that focuses on individuals (0-25) with disabilities who share their challenges and experiences in regard to their disability.
Is like a “gateway” for families, carers, and people with disabilities to access services across Australia.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia/Reimagine Australia
Intended to assist children and their families with developmental delay to help reach the child’s full potential in a strategic way.
Is a free digital platform that provides a safe venue for teens and their siblings living with a disability where they can share stories, breakthroughs, and challenges.
Is dedicated for parents and carers of children with disability, it is intended to provide a safe environment where they can talk about their challenges and experiences in dealing with their family member with special needs.
Is intended to improve the available support for siblings of children and adults with disabilities. They offer workshops, one-on-one sessions, and conferences- all with the main objective which is to strengthen families through providing sibling support.
Is dedicated to all parents and carers and it has a lot of information on parenting tips and other best practices concerning the topic but their website also contains a dedicated page on parenting with children with autism spectrum disorder and children with disability.
Is intended as a support line for carers, they provide practical information and advice, free coaching to better perform the role and expectations from the carer, free counseling services and provides access to community forums with other carers.
Is intended to improve the health and well-being of carers.
Is intended for young carers to learn about support services, access resources, and share their stories and opinions.
Having a network and other connections when you are living or taking care of someone with a disability is a great help as it breaks a monotonous routine. It aids in giving everyone a healthy state of mind by providing “breathing space” wherein there is a safe and secure environment to be oneself.