D3 Resource Guide - Adelaide
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
T: 1300 728 000
Aims to raise awareness of allergy and anaphylaxis in the community, and provide information and resources to support those affected.
T: 8305 9200
Works with families in crisis and provides care for the elderly, foster care for children, childcare for families, and housing and youth services.
Asthma Foundation SA
T: 8238 9300 or 1800 278 462 (1800 ASTHMA)
Provides information and support for people with asthma and their carers, and promotes community-wide asthma awareness and education.
Aussie Deaf Kids
T: (02) 6684 2571 or 0419 495 032
Provides online support and resources for parents of children who are hearing impaired or deaf.
Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group (ALDS)
T: 1800 141 400 or (03) 9845 2831 or 0418 755 994 (10am-4pm, Monday to Friday)
A voluntary, non-profit organisation that provides counselling, equipment, financial and emotional support and information to families and individuals affected by leukodystrophy.
T: 8379 6976 or 1300 288 476 (1300 AUTISM) infoline
Promotes the acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorders, and provides services for them including diagnosis, early intervention, school support, family development and professional training.
Better Start for Children with Disability
T: 1800 242 636 or 8291 5600
An initiative that provides funding for early intervention services for children with cerebral palsy, deafblindness, microcephaly, fragile x and a variety of other syndromes.
beyondblue – The National Depression and Anxiety Initiative
T: 1300 224 636 (24-hour helpline)
Works to increase awareness and understanding of depression and anxiety and support those affected, through information and resources, a telephone helpline and daily web chat (4-10pm).
Bladder and Bowel Website
T: 1800 330 066 (helpline)
Information and advice on the prevention and management of bladder and bowel problems.
Bowel Group for Kids Inc
T: (02) 4659 6067 or 0431 857 188
Offers advice and support to families of children who have Hirschsprung's disease, imperforate anus and related conditions.
T: 8298 0900 or TTY 8298 0960
Provides services, programs and activities for children and young adults who are blind or vision impaired, deaf or hearing impaired, or deaf and blind, and who may have additional disabilities.
T: 1800 226 833 or 8122 6492
Helps people aged 12-24 cope with cancer by providing a place to meet, talk about their experiences, and offer mutual support.
Childhood Cancer Association
T: 8239 1444
Provides counselling, educational assistance, respite accommodation and support to families of children diagnosed with cancer.
Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)
T: 8367 0888
Offers extensive information and resources to support parents who are affected by mental illness, as well as their children, family and friends.
Coeliac South Australia and Northern Territory
T: 8336 1476 or 1300 458 836 (helpline)
Provides information and support to people with coeliac disease and those medically requiring a gluten-free diet.
CARA (Community Accommodation and Respite Agency)
T: 8347 4588
Offers supported accommodation, respite services and in-home attendant care support for children with disabilities and their carers. Also runs camps for children with disabilities throughout the year.
Cystic Fibrosis South Australia
T: 8221 5595 or 1800 232 823
Provides a range of services, equipment and support for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
T: 8100 8200 or TTY 8340 1654
Provides services for people are deaf, including Auslan tuition, interpreting, counselling, advocacy, information sessions, social events and training.
Deaf Children Australia
T: 1800 645 916 (helpline) or TTY (03) 9510 7143
Resources and support for families with children who are deaf or hearing impaired.
Disability – Government of South Australia
An extensive range of information and links to support services for people with disabilities and their carers, including emergency contacts and disability events.
Disability Information and Resource Centre (DIRC)
T: 8236 0555 or 1300 305 558
Provides an information and referral service for people with a disability and their carers.
Down Syndrome SA
T: 8346 1056
Offers early intervention, professional development and leisure services for people with Down syndrome, to help improve their education and employment opportunities.
Epilepsy Action Australia
T: 1300 374 537
Provides services for those with a personal or professional involvement with epilepsy, information on epilepsy and seizures, and an online discussion forum.
Gifted and Talented Children's Association of South Australia
T: 8354 1858 (Wed-Fri, 11am-4pm)
Offers opportunities for social and intellectual contact for gifted and talented children, as well as seminars, workshops, conferences and development courses for parents and teachers.
Guide Dogs SA.NT
T: 8203 8333 or 1800 484 333
Provides guide dogs and other mobility programs to help people with vision loss live and travel independently, as well as services for those with hearing loss and other complex needs.
T: 8165 2900
Conducts interactive parenting workshops, in home support programs, playgroups, training programs, and a support network for parents and their children, including those with a disability.
Independent Living Centre South Australia
T: 8266 5260 or 1300 885 886 (advisory service)
Provides information and advice on assistive technology for people with disabilities.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
T: 7226 1126
Provides extensive information on Type 1 diabetes, peer support programs, resources and research.
Mental Illness Fellowship South Australia (MIFSA)
T: 8378 4100
Provides education, support, rehabilitation, respite and recovery-based programs to help people with a mental illness, their carers and the community.
Miracle Babies Foundation
T: 1300 622 243 (24-hour support line) or (02) 9724 8999
Supports premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them, through community awareness, hospital support, an online resource centre and helpline.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of SA & NT
T: 7002 6500 or 1800 812 311 (MS Assist Information Service)
Offers specialist services and support to people with multiple sclerosis (MS), including a free telephone information line, physiotherapy, exercise, nursing, education, peer support and advocacy.
Muscular Dystrophy Association of South Australia
T: 8234 5266
Provides information and support services for individuals affected by Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and other neuromuscular disorders.
National Asthma Council Australia
T: 1800 032 495 or (03) 9929 4333
A not-for-profit organisation working to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.
Novita Children's Services
T: 1300 668 482 (1300 NOVITA)
Provides child development, early intervention, rehabilitation and therapy for children and young people with disabilities and special needs.
The Panic Room SA
T: 0410 521 633
Offers assistance and peer support to people affected by panic, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive or eating disorders, through face-to-face or Skype counselling, referral, support groups and a forum.
Playgroup South Australia
T: 8344 2722 or 1800 171 882
Provides young children, including those with special needs, with an opportunity to have fun and learn together through play, while parents and carers can meet and talk to other parents and carers.
T: 1800 733 548
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Supports children and young people (up to the age of 24) affected by cancer, and their families, by providing emotional guidance, hospital and community-based support, financial assistance and education services.
Reflux Infants Support Association (RISA) Inc.
T: (07) 3229 1090 (message bank)
Supports families and carers of infants and children who have gastro-oesophageal reflux and its complications.
Resources At Hand
T: (07) 3880 2172
Offers a wide selection of material on autism spectrum disorders and related topics for families and professionals.
Righteous Pups Australia
T: (03) 5435 4108
Raises, trains and permanently places assistance dogs with children with autism-spectrum disorders.
T: 1800 187 263 (helpline) or (03) 9682 5933
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Offers programs and conducts campaigns to improve the lives of people living with mental illness, their family and friends. Also operates telephone and online helplines.
A directory of services and resources to help improve the wellbeing of siblings of children and adults with disabilities, chronic illnesses or mental health issues.
Spastic Centres of South Australia (scosa) Inc.
T: 8347 2664
Provides services and support for people with disabilities with the aim of enhancing their social and life skills.
Specific Learning Difficulties Association of South Australia (SPELD SA)
T: 8431 1655 (Mon-Thurs, 9am-4.30pm)
A non-profit organisation that provides advice and services to support children and adults with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, and those who care for them.
TADSA – Technical Aid to the Disabled SA Inc.
T: 8261 2922 or 1300 663 243
Volunteers and staff build customised equipment to assist people with disabilities, and offer technical advice and assessments.
T: 1300 847 466
Provides services, information and resources for people who are blind or vision impaired. Services include braille teaching, computer education, rehabilitation and retraining.
Women's and Children's Health Network - Child and Youth Health
T: 8161 7000 or 1300 364 100 (parent helpline) or 1300 131 719 (youth healthline)
Promotes the health, wellbeing and development of children, young people, pregnant women, parents and families, and supports for those with additional needs.