Disability Resources

While there are lots of resources on particular conditions, like autism and albinism, there are also tons of information about disability in general. Which is why this page exists, to capture all the valuable resources that deal with disability as a whole.

From large organisations to small groups, self-advocates and bloggers, resources and websites, here are some of the more useful links and resources I’ve encountered along the way. As always, I cannot vouch for every single link but I hope this page guides you toward connection with disability services and groups.

disability resources

5 Resources for Parents of Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

For this week’s ‘5 Things’ post, I welcome Sunnyfield, a member-based, not-for-profit charity committed to enriching the lives of people with intellectual disability. Sunnyfield provides...

2018 PSNP Parent Carer Survey

Calling all parents and carers to children with disability or special needs.   I need your input into the 2018 PSNP Parent Carer Survey. This survey is easy to complete (there's only 6...

How Parents Can Become Disability Allies

Today, December 3, is International Day for People with Disability (IDPwD). It's a day to celebrate disability, support the disability community, recognise the continuing challenges they face and...

5 Reasons You Should Tell Your Child About Their Diagnosis

One of the major conundrums facing special needs parents is whether to tell your child about their diagnosis. This is especially tricky in the early years when they are younger and less aware of...

Therapy Hours & the NDIS

  This post is a follow on from 5 Things Special Needs Parents Should Know About the NDIS. In this post, my guest NDIS planner tackles a common source of angst during the NDIS planning process...

3 Reasons the NDIS May Decline Your Claim for Support

This post is a follow on from 5 Things Special Needs Parents Should Know About the NDIS. In this post, my guest NDIS planner further explains 3 reasons the NDIS may decline your claim for support...

Preparing for the Future (Even Though I’m So Not Ready!)

Post in collaboration with breakthru A series of recent events have served to remind me, quite forcibly, that time is not slowing down (even though I desperately want it to!) Obviously, being...

The real problem facing autistic students

Last year, Pauline Hanson made a speech in parliament where she called for autistic students, and students with additional needs, to be segregated and taught separately in specialist settings. Her...

Special needs parents: it’s not about you!

Fellow special needs parents, I want to share a piece of advice with you. Now, it might sound harsh, particularly if you're a new special needs parent. You may still feel shell-shocked by your...

Special Education v Mainstream: Our Schooling Journey

What do you do when your child doesn't fit neatly into a single educational setting?   What do you do when your child has multiple disabilities?   I have to say that decisions on schooling...