Useful Resources & Links

Professional Associations

Australian Physiotherapy Association

http://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/

Occupational Therapy Australia

http://www.otaus.com.au/

Speech Pathology Australia

http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au

America Speech-Language-Hearing Association

http://www.asha.org

The professional association for audiologists, speech pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the USA. They have an excellent resource section for the public on speech, language and hearing problems.

Special Interest and Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Australia – NSW Branch

http://www.fightdementia.org.au/New-South-Wales.aspx

A charity providing support and advocacy to Australians living with dementia.

Brain Injury Association of NSW

http://www.biansw.org.au/

The leading support network for brain injury survivors – as well as their families, carers and other interested parties in NSW.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

http://www.cerebralpalsy.org.au

Information, services and research for people with cerebral palsy.

Down Syndrome NSW

http://www.dsansw.org.au

A community based, not-for-profit organisation established by the families of people with Down syndrome. They provide support and information to people with Down syndrome and their families through a range of activities.

MS Society

http://www.mssociety.org.au/

Supports and helps people with multiple sclerosis (MS) through an extensive network of centres, branches, support groups and health services. MS Australia provides specialist programs to people with MS, their families, carers, friends and health care professionals.

ParaQuad

http://www.paraquad.org.au/index.html

A charity supporting people with a spinal cord injury to achieve their choices in life. ParaQuad provides vital care, support and clinical services to people with spinal cord injuries, their families and carers.

Parkinson’s Australia

http://www.parkinsons.org.au/index.htm

Special interest, support and advocacy group for people living in Australia with Parkinson ’s disease.

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

http://scia.org.au/

A support group for people living with SCI aiming to promote independence and opportunities

The Stroke Recovery Association – NSW

http://www.strokensw.org.au/

The Stroke Recovery Association aims to maximise the recovery of individuals who have suffered a Stroke and reduce the impact on their family/carers and the community.

Sport and Exercise

Amputee Golf NSW

http://www.amputeegolfnsw.org.au/

Australian Paralympic Committee

http://www.paralympic.org.au/

Helps Australians with disabilities participate in sport and compete at the Paralympic Games. This site is a great resource for learning about access to disabled sport.

Australian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation – Disabled Division

http://www.awwf.com.au/

Burn Rubber Burn

http://www.pcycnsw.org/prime_sparts_burnrubber

Supervised group exercise program for people with a physical disability.

Located in PCYC’s in; Eastern Suburbs, Campbelltown, Southerland, Penrith, with Bankstown coming soon.

Cerebral Palsy Sport and Recreation Association NSW

http://www.cpsara.org.au/

Aims to provide both sporting & recreational opportunities for people of all ages with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions.

Disabled Winter Sport Australia

http://www.disabledwintersport.com.au/

NSW Physical Disability Rugby League Association

http://www.facebook.com/pages/NSW-Physical-Disability-Rugby-League/179401715411699

Riding for the Disabled

http://www.rda.org.au/

Sailability

http://www.sailability.org/au/nsw/

Special Olympics Australia

http://www.specialolympics.com.au/

Special Olympics Australia works with people living with an intellectual disability.

Volunteers provide quality sports training to almost 4000 athletes in over 250 sports clubs across metropolitan and rural Australia. Training is provided in a range of sports and all skill levels are catered for.

Wheelchair Sports NSW

http://www.wsnsw.org.au/

Provide a wide range of wheelchair sporting programs and events for athletes of all ages and skill levels, in Sydney and across various regional centers of NSW.

Yoga Infinity

http://www.yogainfinity.com.au/#!

Yoga classes provided by Rosanna especially tailored for those with a disability. Rosanna had a brain injury some time ago so understands the specific challenges of exercising and living with a disability.