Hand differences

Disability Support

Department of Family and Community Services

The Australian Government’s Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) has a range of services for people with disabilities. Information on the carers allowance is available from Support for Carers.

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Department of Health Services

The Australian Government’s Department of Health Services (DHS) also provides a range of disability services and financial assistance. You may be eligible to receive a carers allowance through the DHS.

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Contact your local Centrelink office.

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The Association for Children with a Disability

The Association for Children with a Disability provides information, support and advocacy to families with a child or young adult with any type of disability or developmental delay across Victoria. Services include a free telephone support service and information resources including the booklet Helping You and Your Family.

Further information
Suite 2, 98 Morang Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Phone 03 9818 2000
Fax 03 9818 2300

Please take into consideration that when outlining your child’s extra needs, requirements and differences you must do so in detail. The person reading your form needs to fully understand what it is like for you to be caring for a person with a hand difference. Your family doctor, paediatrician or clinic doctor/surgeon may fill in the Treating Doctor’s Report. Also, your occupational therapist may offer further assistance in completing the rest of the form.

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Visiting Teacher Service Australia

The visiting teacher service is provided by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development for school age children with physical disabilities / health impairments.

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Helping Hand

Disability survival organiser. With Helping Hand you can create a MyCare information profile for each member of your immediate family — it organises all your healthcare records in one device.

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Australian Network on Disability

Connecting people with disability to business. It is widely agreed that the most valuable way to improve employment outcomes for people with disability is through innovative programs that help set them up for a lifetime of work. Internships, mentorships and employer led recruitment strategies expose business to people with disability and give vital work experience to job seekers. The Australian Network on Disability (AND) offers three unique programs that link you with talented people with disability.

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