Friday, June 3, 2011

Helpful Associations and Pages

The Fragile X Association of Australia is a non-profit organisation made up of family, friends, therapists, doctors and carers of people with Fragile X Syndrome.
Our aims:To help people with Fragile X to realise their full potential, provide information and support to those people whose lives have been affected by Fragile X, promote acceptance and integration of people with Fragile X into the community and to raise public awareness of Fragile X Syndrome.

DKD is a small business based in Victoria helping families train their own companion dog for a child with a disability.
We provide support and training to families and children with special needs who want a companion dog.

Disability Information Service
Disability Information Service links you to disability information and resources. You can contact this free, statewide service by phone, fax, email or telephone typewriter (TTY), or use

Lifestyle in Supported Accommodation (LISA) Inc
“The provision of quality of life care for all with an intellectual or multiple disability who live in supported accommodation, and that families need the support to be carers for as long as they wish to be, in the knowledge they have the right to a quality of life care accommodation and support package for their family member with a disability whenever they choose".

We provide care, support, information and referral services to members of the community including:
      • Carers of a person who is frail aged and
      • Frail aged persons who live independently and care for themselves, need some  assistance and they have a neighbour, friend or family member who checks in on them
      • People of all ages with a disability and their carers
      • Individuals and their carers requiring nursing or allied health support following release from hospital
      • Individuals and carers who are in need of mental health support and education
The Listen And Learn Centre provides services to people with a wide range of needs, from those facing particular emotional, behavioural or cognitive difficulties or disorders through to those who wish to enhance their performance, well-being and engage in personal development.

Parent to Parent
Parent to Parent offers a range of person centered planning and skill enhancement options for families and people with a disability. These activities are facilitated by Family Facilitators who are based in Local Networks Professionals are provided with information, referral and fee for service professional development opportunities.

Camp Autism Inc
Camp Autism Inc is about uniting families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). We create camps for families coping with family members who have an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). The aim of Camp Autism Inc is top provide respite to these families as a family. We hope families will build support networks with other families for mutual support, information sharing, and fellowship.

Autism Behavioural Intervention Queensland (ABIQ) Inc. was formed to enhance the treatment of children with Autism in Queensland, Australia and to promote the use of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) to achieve this.

The AWAARE Collaboration will work to prevent wandering incidents and wandering-related deaths within the autism community through the use of collective organizational resources, and by establishing and monitoring objectives, guidelines, policies, and tools that will promote awareness, education, prevention and safety.

Autism, Asperger's syndrome and PPD-NOS can dramatically affect a child's life, as well as that of their families, schools, friends and the wider community. This site provides help with over 350 fact sheets of autism-related information, with an emphasis on practical strategies, as many families cannot afford the more expensive interventions, or may be geographically isolated and cannot access autism support services.

Non profit organization founded by Raymond Nolan Andrews to help people with neurological differences that include: Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, and Tourette Syndrome. Neurodivergence can also include related conditions like Auditory Processing Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, and other things that tend to overlap with 6 main neurodivergences.

Social Thinking
Social thinking is a term for social cognition. Social thinking is required prior to the development of social skills. Successful social thinkers consider the points of view, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, prior knowledge and intentions of others (this is often called perspective-taking - considering the perspectives of others).

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