Regional Disability Services (A - F)

Aboriginal Access & Assessment Team
Phone 02 5712 9304

Ageing, Disability & Home Care — Northern
Toll free: 1300 364 563
Phone: (02) 6621 1400
Level 5/29 Molesworth Street
Lismore 2480

Carer Assist — mental health support service

—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

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

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Regional Disability Services (G - M)

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Phone 6761 3152

Headspace Tamworth — Support for 12-25 year olds re mental health, physical health, drug and alcohol and education
Phone 6762 9290

House with No Steps
Phone 5795 1887

Ideas NSW — Independent information provider for people with a disability and their families
Phone 0402 177 051

Kaleidoscope Children's Health/Transition Care Network
Phone 4925 7866

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

Regional Disability Services (N)

New England Auslan & Deaf Culture Assoc Voice call::
Phone 0407 620 943

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

New England Respite and Carelink Centre
Phone 1800 052 222

Northcott  — Provides individual and family support for people with a disability
Tamworth and Moree
Phone: 6762 4902

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

NSW Early Days Workshops — Workshops for families with children diagnosed or suspected with Autism
Phone 02 8977 8353

Regional Disability Services (O - Z)

Oxley Community Transport Service
Tamworth and district
Phone 6766 3277

Richmond PRA — Mental health rehabilitation, recovery and resources
Phone 1300 779 270

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
Phone 6766 6422

Sunnyfield disAbility Services
Phone 6762 4323

Transport for NSW
Phone 6773 7015

Vision Australia
Phone 1300 847 466

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.