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Resources

Helpful Information

Below are helpful websites & phone numbers.
If you are experiencing an emergency or if life is in immediate danger ring 000

Lifeline
Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14. Someone will help put you in contact with a crisis service in your state or territory.
https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Kids Help Line
1800 551 800
Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia.
https://www.kidshelpline.com.au/

Orange Door – VIC only
The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.
https://orangedoor.vic.gov.au/

1800RESPECT
24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
https://www.1800respect.org.au/

Men’s Referral Service
1300 766 491
This service from No to Violence offers assistance, information and counselling to help men who use family violence.
https://ntv.org.au/get-help/

Mensline Australia
1300 789 978
Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties. 24/7 telephone and online support an information service for Australian men.
https://mensline.org.au/

Beyond Blue

1300 22 4636

Information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

National PEKE Centres
Diagnosis to strength based therapies and family supports. Specialising in Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Sensory processing and Behaviour Supports.
https://www.pekecentre.com.au/

My Spirited Child
My Spirited Child provides information and support to parents and carers of children with additional needs and learning difficulties anywhere in the world.
https://www.myspiritedchildonline.com/

Your Health In Mind – Find a Psychiatrist
Directory of psychiatrists working in private practice in Australia and New Zealand.
https://www.yourhealthinmind.org/find-a-psychiatristhttps://www.yourhealthinmind.org/find-a-psychiatrist

NDIS
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency. Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.
https://www.ndis.gov.au/

Disability Advocacy Finder
The Disability Advocacy Finder is a tool made available by the Department of Social Services (DSS) for the purposes of listing the contact details and locations of disability advocacy agencies.
https://disabilityadvocacyfinder.dss.gov.au/disability/ndap/

Every Australian Counts
Every Australian Counts is the grassroots campaign that fought for the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and won. EAC is made up of hundreds of thousands of people with disability, families, carers, and those who work to support them who have come together to fight for a fair go for people with disability in Australia.
https://everyaustraliancounts.com.au/

Australian Human Rights Commission – Disability Rights
The Australian Human Rights Commission, through the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, works with governments, the private sector and civil society to help individuals and organisations understand their rights and meet their legal responsibilities.
https://humanrights.gov.au/our-work/disability-rights

Australian Human Rights Commission – File a Complaint
We investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination and breaches of human rights. You can make a complaint no matter where you live in Australia. Our service is free, impartial and informal.
https://humanrights.gov.au/complaints#main-content

ADCET (Australian Disability Clearinghouse) – Disability DIscrimination Act & Disabilty Standards for Education
https://www.adcet.edu.au/students-with-disability/disability-and-discrimination/dda-education-standards

Carer Gateway
Carer Gateway helps carers. If you care for a family member or friend, then Carer Gateway could help you.
https://www.carergateway.gov.au/

Launchpad
This website has been created as a resource for young people with autism or Asperger’s, and their families.
http://www.autismlaunchpad.org.au/

Positive Partnerships
Working together with parents, carers and educators of school-aged children on the autism spectrum to provide current, relevant and evidence informed information through workshops and online resources.
https://www.positivepartnerships.com.au/

Aspergers VIC
Provides a range of member grassroot support services across the lifespan from kids to adults, parents and carers, professionals and employers to support discovery of strengths, manage challenges, and empower through the lived experience.
https://aspergersvic.org.au/

AMAZE
Amaze builds autism understanding in the community, influences policy change for autistic people and their families/supporters, and provides independent, credible information and resources to individuals, families, professionals, government and the wider community.
https://www.amaze.org.au/

Autism Connect Helpline
1300 308 699
Free phone, email and web chat service, providing information, support and referrals to services that can help you further.
http://www.amaze.org.au/autismconnect/

ADHD Australia
ADHD Australia was established from a need to stand up for, and support, people impacted by ADHD in order to optimise positive outcomes for those individuals, their families and the community at large.
https://www.adhdaustralia.org.au/

Parents for ADHD Advocacy
Commit to improving the outcomes for young people with ADHD and their families, through awareness-raising, education and advocacy.
https://parentsforadhdadvocacy.com.au/

Pathological Demand Avoidance Australia & New Zealand
PDAANZ seeks to increase awareness of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA),
a profile of Autism so that families can be better supported for this complex condition.
http://pdaanz.com/

The PDA Resource
The PDA Resource website links to various recommended websites, Facebook pages, blogs, documents, graphics, & videos etc. and gathers together the best available information surrounding PDA, from sources around the world, to help parents, carers, professionals and others have a better understanding of PDA, and to provide help and support for people dealing with the condition.
http://www.pdaresource.com/

PDA Society
Provides information, support and training for those living and working with PDA and work to raise awareness, increase acceptance and empower people to take action in relation to PDA.
http://www.pdasociety.org.uk/

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