Welcome to our links list. The websites suggested have been identified by Northcott Disability Services as informative and a varied source of information for our clients and service providers. Northcott is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites. These links do not imply any endorsement by Northcott.
Clicking on any link will take you to the external site in a new browser window. Please email email@example.com if you wish your site to be included or if you experience any problems.
Disability Specific Sites
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
The Hydrocephalus Association
Muscular Dystrophy Australia
Muscular Dystrophy Association of NSW
International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
The Spina Bifida Association of America (SBAA)
Spinal Cord Injury:
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
Every Australian Counts - NDIS Campaign
Northcott supports the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a major social and economic reform that would transform Australia's current crisis-driven and welfare based approach to disability services. The no-fault insurance scheme will benefit everyone who has, or acquires a significant disability by making services for people with disabilities and their families effective, equitable and efficient. Click on the link above to find out more and show your support for this campaign.
Physical as anything
This website contains both medical and educational information on more than 50 medical, developmental and psychological conditions. There are videos, online resources and information to help parents, carers, teachers and healthcare professionals to support students.
All the information has been contributed by a panel of medical and educational experts. All the conditions are peer-reviewed to ensure accuracy, reliability, currency and endorsed by the NSW Department of Education and Communities and NSW Health.
Physical Disability Australia
Physical Disability Australia are hosting a “National Dialogue on Physical Disability” and are inviting people with physical disabilities to have their say. They want to hear from the people they represent about their experiences and opinions so they can find ways to better address issues and determine their way forward.
People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWD)
National Organization of Rare Diseases – NORD
Unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them.
Centre for Genetics Education
Provides current and relevant genetics information to individuals and family members affected by genetic conditions and the professionals who work with them.
Livewire is a wholly owned subsidary of the Starlight Children's Foundation and is supported by funding from the Australian Government, under the Clever Networks Program, and in-kind contributions from Starlight and Livewire partners. Together we are working towards providing free and safe online communities for families affected by a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability.
ABC has launched a new website 'Ramp Up' which is dedicated to all things disability - to ramp up the conversation about disability in Australia. Ramp Up will feature columns from a wide range of people with disabilities that will entertain, inspire, delight and provoke. It'll also be packed with the latest news from the sector, drawn from across the ABC. It is a place for people with disabilities to have their say, debate current issues and have a laugh about the weird and wacky situations people with disabilities find themselves in every day.
Commonwealth Carelink Centres
Information centres for older people, people with disabilities and those who provide care and services. Centres provide free and confidential information on community aged care, disability and other support services available locally, intrastate or anywhere within Australia
Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC)
Improving services and promoting opportunities for older people, people with a disability and their carers to participate in the wider community and to have a better quality of life.
Families First is connecting parents to each other for support and building communities and services that support families with children 0-8.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
NSW Commission for Children and Young People
Independent organisation that advocates for the children and young people of NSW.
NSW Government Community Services
Provides child protection services, parenting support and early intervention, foster care, adoption services and help for communities affected by disaster.
NSW Health provides a comprehensive range of health and health related services covering health protection, health promotion and education, health screening, diagnosis, treatment, emergency transport, acute care, rehabilitation, continuing care for chronic illness, counseling, support and palliative care.
NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Provides information and services to assist health professionals to communicate with non English speaking communities throughout New South Wales. Over 400 publications on health in a wide range of languages and new publications are added regularly.
The Disability Council of NSW
Physical Disability Council of NSW
Provides a state-wide voice for people with a physical disability.
NSW Mobility Parking Scheme
Information on parking concessions to people with mobility disabilities.
Parenting and Welfare
Disabled Parents Network (DPN)
UK based organisation for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters.
Develop and co-ordinate services for families, and in particular, brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
Works to create a safe Australian society for all children.
Association for relatives and friends who are caring for people with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged.
Women with Disabilities Australia
Multicultural Disability Association of Australia
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
The Children's Hospital Education Research Institute (CHERI)
Provides valuable assistance to children, families and professionals with not only information on our clinical services, conferences and research forums, but also helpful information sheets.
Sydney Children's Hospital
ASID stands for the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability. It is a coalition of regional associations which links research to practice, serving members across Australia and New Zealand. Northcott Disability Services is a member of ASID.
Sports and Leisure
Disabled Surfers Association of Australia
Non Profit Sporting Organisation Dedicated to: "Surfers helping Surfers"
An organisation facilitating sailing for everyone, regardless of age or ability.
NSW Wheelchair Sports Association
Find all you need to know about the world of NSW Wheelchair Sport.
Australian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (NSW)
Electric Wheelchair Hockey is a fast, fun exciting team ball sport open to any athlete, using an electric wheelchair.
N.S.W. PUSH AND POWER SPORTS Inc.
Weekly results and statistics of the sports that are played under our banner and links to other disability services within Australia.
NSW Sport and Recreation
Providing and facilitating sport and recreation services for the people of NSW.
Duke of Edinburgh
Information on recreation, tourism, sport and the arts for people with disabilities.
Community based sport and recreational activities for people with a disability.
J & P Coaches Pty Ltd
Buses & holidays for people with disabilities.
O'Carrolyns at One Mile Beach
Accessible accommodation at One Mile Beach - Nelson Bay, NSW
General Information and Products
Northcott Equipment Solutions (NES)
At Northcott Equipment Solutions, sales, expert advice and service of products which allow people with disabilities to achieve greater mobility, independence and freedom, are all in one organisation. This provides an efficient and complete customer service - second to no other mobility equipment outlet.
ideas - Information on Disability - Equipment Access Services Inc
Information on physical and intellectual disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, speech/language difficulties, psychiatric, genetic, as well as issues around ageing and acquired brain injury and other conditions.
Independent Living Centre NSW
Comprehensive range of products and services on the Assistive Technology database to inform public about daily living activities.
TAD Disability Services
TADNSW is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising of a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills.
The Bradford Exchange – the Heart of Collecting
For over thirty years, The Bradford Exchange has been creating the most acclaimed collectibles available anywhere in the world. With a reputation for fine quality, exceptional value and friendly service, Bradford has grown into the world’s most successful and respected marketer of collectible art. Bradford creates new worlds for you to explore and dreams for you to escape into. Some of the most popular are based on the artworks and stories of May Gibbs’ enchanting Gumnuts Babies. As co-copyright holder of the Gumnut stories, Northcott benefits from the royalties earned from the sale of our Gumnut collectibles. Experience the delight of these fine Gumnut collectibles by clicking here.
Ability First Australia
Ability First Australia (AFA) is a national body of leading disability organisations working to achieve a fair go for Australians living with a disability. AFA was incorporated in 2003 as a national company supporting six of Australia’s oldest and most respected disability organisations. Northcott Disability Services is a member organisation of AFA.
Cootharinga Society of North Queensland
Operates throughout North Queensland, with an ongoing presence in Mackay, Townsville, Cairns and points between. Provides quality, individualised support to people with disabilities.
MontroseAccess - The Queensland Society for Crippled Children
Provides care and support for people with disabilities, particularly those with neuromuscular and other neurological disorders.
Novita Children's Services
Providing therapy, equipment and home support services to South Australian children and young people with physical disabilities.
A leading disability service provider operating throughout Tasmania, they support up to 1,000 children and adults with disabilities.