Resources

Regional Disability Services (A - F)

Aboriginal Access & Assessment Team
Phone 02 5712 9304
www.facs.nsw.gov.au

Ageing, Disability & Home Care — Northern
Toll free: 1300 364 563
Phone: (02) 6621 1400
Level 5/29 Molesworth Street
Lismore 2480
northern.iri@facs.nsw.gov.au

Carer Assist — mental health support service
Email: info@careassist.org.au

—Armidale — Carer Assist office provides services to Armidale, Uralla, Guyra, Glen Innes and Tenterfield 
Phone: 02 6772 3211

—Tamworth — Carer Assist office provides services to Tamworth, Gunnedah, Barraba, Quirindi
Phone: 02 6761 3222

—Warialda —  Carer Assist office provides services to Inverell, Narrabri and Moree
Phone: 02 6729 1392

Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Phone 6772 0978
www.cerebralpalsy.org.au

Challenge Community Services — disability support service throughout North West, Central West, New England & Hunter
Phone 1800 679 129
www.challengecommunity.org.au

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Regional Disability Services (G - M)

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Phone 6761 3152
www.guidedogs.com.au

Headspace Tamworth — Support for 12-25 year olds re mental health, physical health, drug and alcohol and education
Phone 6762 9290
Email: headspace@centacarenenw.com.au
www.headspace.org.au/tamworth

House with No Steps
Phone 5795 1887
www.hwns.com.au

Ideas NSW — Independent information provider for people with a disability and their families
Phone 0402 177 051
www.ideas.org.au/

Kaleidoscope Children's Health/Transition Care Network
Phone 4925 7866
www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au

Kamilaroi Ageing & Disability Services
Phone 6766 9944

Life Without Barriers — Support coordination for older parent carers for theiradult children with a disability
Phone 6767 3300 or 0458 274 047

MS Australia ACT/NSW/VIC — Support service for those suffering from multiple sclerosis
Phone 0407 461 797
www.msaustralia.org.au

Regional Disability Services (N)

New England Auslan & Deaf Culture Assoc Voice call::
Phone 0407 620 943
Email: tamw__assoc__deaf@hotmail.com
www.aceinfo.net.au 

New England Carer Support Service
Phone 6766 4480

New England/North West Family Referral Service — Gateway into the service support system for families with dependent children
Armidale, Inverell, Moree & Tamworth
Phone 1800 597 589
Email: nenwfrs@pathfinders-aus.org
www.pathfinders-aus.org

New England Respite and Carelink Centre
Phone 1800 052 222
Email: newenglandcrc@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Northcott  — Provides individual and family support for people with a disability
Tamworth and Moree
Phone: 6762 4902
Web: www.tamworthoffice@northcott.com

Northwest Regional Community Care — Case management for people with medium to high needs and their carers
Phone 6701 9173
www.infogunnedah.com.au

NSW Early Days Workshops — Workshops for families with children diagnosed or suspected with Autism
Phone 02 8977 8353
Email: sjarvis@autismspectrum.org.au

Regional Disability Services (O - Z)

Oxley Community Transport Service
Tamworth and district
Phone 6766 3277
Email: octs@bigpond.com

Richmond PRA — Mental health rehabilitation, recovery and resources
Phone 1300 779 270
www.richmondpra.org.au

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
Phone 6766 6422
Email: newengland@scia.org.au
www.scia.org.au

Sunnyfield disAbility Services
Phone 6762 4323
www.sunnyfield.org.au

Transport for NSW
Phone 6773 7015
www.transport.nsw.gov.au

Vision Australia
Phone 1300 847 466
www.visionaustralia.org

Disability and your rights

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission - gives people with a disability, professionals, service providers and institutions advice on their legal rights under the Disability Discrimination Act.

Choosing Your Path. Disclosure: It's A Personal Decision - addresses questions on disclosing your disability.

Disability Advocacy NSW — Advocacy support to people with any disability and/or mental illness:

  • Armidale: 02 6776 3201
  • Tamworth: 0 67664588
Assistive technology
  • Ability Tech
    Computer special needs solutions 
  • Australian Communication Exchange
    National Relay Service 
  • HumanWare  HumanWare products are designed to maximize independence for the vision impaired or those with a learning disability.
  • PrintAcall 
  • Spectronics
  • Quantum Technology
    — dedicated to serving the needs of people with 'print disabilities' by providing access to information and tools for greater independence in all areas of life, especially in areas of education, employment and retirement.
General information (A–D)

ADCET — Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

ADCET Mature — a site designed for mature age people with a disability

Beyond Blue — an Australian organisation provides information about depression to consumers, carers and health professionals

Career Moves — aims to help people with a disability move successfully from school to further study or into the work force

Disability Awareness Kit — provided by The Open Road.

Disability Discrimination Act — a brief guide from the Australian Human Rights Commission

Disability Education Association of NSW/ACT (DEAN)

Disability Employment Network (DEN) An Australia Government Website which provides specialist assistance to jobseekers with disabilities or who may require ongoing support to secure employment.

General Information (E–Z)

Erb's Palsy  — information about brain and spinal cord injuries

Get ready for study and work — link to PDF of top ten tips for young people who have a disability or chronic medical condition.

Job Access — provides help and workplace solutions for the employment of people with a disability.

Job Guide — written for the year 10 audience, it outlays all types of careers and study path.

My Future — provides career information and links to other resources which will assist on your career path.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance — supports children and adults with Cerebral Palsy

University of New England (UNE) Student Assist Service — provides help with Career Development, Counselling, Disability and Special Needs and Equity.