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Disability Services

NOTE: This list of resources is provided for information purposes only – no recommendation is given or implied. Individuals must always satisfy themselves as to thecredentials or experience of any service providers. The Tourette Syndrome Association ofAustralia Inc. makes no claims on behalf of nor endorses any specific service. Details areprovided as an information resource only and no guarantee of accuracy or efficacy ismade by TSAA Inc.

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Australian Federation of Disability Organisations

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations’ Business Inclusion & Diversity Services offers practical assistance and expertise to help employers become more confident, inclusive and accessible for both their employees and customers. Developed over five years on the ground in regional Victoria, with evaluation by Deakin University, BIDS has successfully delivered its unique insights and supports to over 150 small to medium business nationally.


Developing Australian Communities

Our NDIS Provider & Participant Expos are dedicated to decreasing confusion and increasing the level of connection between Service Providers, Carers and Participants

It's time for a contemporary approach to Disability Expos, Conferences and Professional Development within the Community Services Sector to meet the needs of Service Providers and Participants. With our monthly PR and social media campaigns in place, our expos have been so popular we've had to increase space to accomodate enquiries. Whether you're a Service Provider, Carer or Participant, you won't to miss out on being involved in this 'one-of-a-kind' national tour of Expos.


Disability Gateway

The Disability Gateway provides free, nation-wide information and services to help people living with disability, their families, friends and carers, in key areas of life including but not limited to finance, employment, health and equipment. The Disability Gateway is forall Australians with disability, regardless of whether they are a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participant or not.


Phone: 1800 643 787

Disability Resources Centre

The Disability Resources Centre (DRC) is an individual advocacy and campaigning organisation.

We work to ensure that Victorians with disabilities enjoy the same rights and opportunities as every other member of society. DRC is a membership-driven organisation run by and for people with lived experience of disability.


Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme

Some disabilities, conditions or chronic illnesses are not immediately obvious to others. For some people, this can make it hard to understand and believe that someone, with a “non-visible” condition genuinely needs support. Some people question whether you have a disability because you don’t look ‘like you have a disability".  That is why we created the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower - to encourage inclusivity, acceptance and understanding.  It is a simple tool for you to share that you have a hidden disability voluntarily. Simply by wearing the Sunflower, you’re just letting everyone know that you might need extra help, understanding, or just more time.




Volunteerability is a partnership between Orana Australia Ltd, Northern Volunteering (SA) Inc. and Southern Volunteering (SA) Inc. and funded by the Australian Government, Department of Social Services.

Volunteerability supports the volunteering sector through provision of Disability Awareness sessions, an inclusive online Tool Kit and professional development around accessible and equitable volunteer practices. It also applies a person-centered approach to support people with disabilities to engage their skills and time in a meaningful volunteering role.



Phone: (08) 8375 2080 or 0455 947 674 (including text)

Youth Disability Advocacy Service

The only advocacy organisation in Victoria dedicated to supporting disabled young people to achieve their human rights.


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