Wheelchair Sports New South Wales

“Wheelchair Sports New South Wales (WS NSW) is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW.” WS NSW conducts programs and events for basketball, handcycling, lawn bowls, powerlifting, rugby, tennis and track and road.

Disability Sports Australia

Disability Sports Australia’s (DSA) Vision is to be “the peak national body for state and other sports and recreational organisations representing people with a physical disability.” DSA helps “people with a physical disability to develop and engage with the community through sports participation and recreational opportunities.”

Disabled Wintersport Australia

Disabled Wintersport Australia’s (DWA) Mission is to “promote and foster the advancement of participation by people with a disability in wintersport both in Australia and overseas.” DWA offers a Resort Services Program, a series of winter camps for members held in New South Wales and Victoria, accessible accommodation facilities for members to book and use in winter and summer, and adaptive equipment.

Tennis Australia

Tennis Australia provides information for people with disabilities, including people with brain injury, who wish to play and compete in club-level tennis.

Empower Golf Australia

“The Mission of Empower Golf Australia is to facilitate and promote golf for Australians of all abilities.”

Headway Gold Coast (Queensland)

Headway Gold Coast provides “Transitional Support” at Millar Lodge, for a period of up to 2 years for people who, on leaving hospital, need long-term rehabilitation and support to integrate back into their families or community, and “Supported Accommodation” (based at home), where Lifestyle Support Workers assist the person to relearn basic living tasks such as hygiene, diet, household chores and day to day living skills.

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (US)

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome “has a mission: to educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States”.

“Shaken Baby Syndrome” Prevention Project

“Never shake your baby. This can lead to Shaken Baby Syndrome and cause permanent damage to their developing brain.” Fact Sheet produced by the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, for parents on how to best manage a crying baby.

HemiHelp

“HemiHelp is a membership organisation offering information and support to children and their families affected by hemiplegia. Hemiplegia is a lifelong condition caused by injury to the brain. It affects movement on one side of the body to a varying degree, and can also cause other less visible effects such as epilepsy, specific learning difficulties, anxiety or challenging behaviour.”

National Companion Card

“The National Companion Card brings together state and territory programs that enable eligible people with disability to participate at venues and activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their attendant carer.”

Australian Disability Parking Scheme

“The Australian Disability Parking Scheme (ADPS) includes an Australian Disability Parking Permit, which is recognised nationally. It also establishes nationally consistent eligibility criteria and national minimum parking concessions to help reduce the barriers for permit holders when travelling interstate. State and Territory Governments are responsible for the management of the ADPS.”

A Hit on the Head and Where it Led (2004) by Jennifer Cooper-Trent

“This is an informative children’s book for children who have sustained a brain injury.”

Step by Step: a Guide for Families of Children and Adolescents with a Brain Injury (2001)

A joint project by the Sydney and Westmead children’s hospitals and the Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) comprising five booklets on brain injury for children and adolescents with a brain injury.

disAbility e-news

disAbility e-news is a “regular sector update to keep you informed about Department of Social Services disability issues.”

Australian Disability Enterprises

“Australian Disability Enterprises are commercial businesses that provide employment for people with disability.”

National Disability Advocacy Program

“The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) provides people with disability with access to effective disability advocacy that promotes, protects and ensures their full and equal enjoyment of all human rights enabling community participation.”

Brain Injury New Zealand

“Brain Injury New Zealand (BIANZ) represents the regional Brain Injury Associations around New Zealand. There are 14 regional Brain Injury Associations around New Zealand. Each Association offers support via a Liaison Officer along with a variety of Support Groups and Social Activities.”

Hartley Lifecare (Australian Capital Territory)

Based in the Australian Capital Territory, Hartley Lifecare provides residential support for people with disabilities in accommodation settings, including children and adults with a brain injury living in Canberra and the surrounding region, and respite care, including 24-hour care throughout the year. Staff are trained to provide a range of support, including physical and health care.