ABC Disability Gateway - Ramp Up
Ramp Up is the ABC's new website edited by Stella Young and dedicated to everything about disability. But not in a whingy, daggy way. This is a website with attitude. 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. This is a place to have your say, debate current issues and have a laugh about the weird and wacky situations us people with disabilities find ourselves in every day. Disability brings challenges and amazing opportunities and Ramp Up will be the place to bring this rich, multi-layered community to life. So stick around. Let's ramp up the debate, have the discussions and raise our voices.
Ability First Australia
We are a national body of leading disability organisations working to achieve a fair go for Australians living with a disability. These organisations are amongst Australia’s oldest and most respected charities. All were established from the 1920’s onwards to support children living with the results of polio, cerebal palsy and related conditions. Today these organisations continue to provide innovative and responsive services aimed at meeting the needs of people living with a wide range of disabilities. We work together to ensure that every Australian living with disabilities, and their families, will have access to programs that maximise their potential by creating opportunities for them to make their own choices.
National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics
The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics is a Centre within the Division of Allied Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at La Trobe University. The mission of the National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics is to provide high quality, relevant education in prosthetics and orthotics. In particular, to prepare competent and safe entry level clinicians to serve the needs of Australians.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
It's time to change the way services for people with disabilities are funded and structured in Australia. It's time to make services for people with disabilities and their families effective, equitable and efficient. Almost every Australian has cared, or is caring, for a family member with a disability, or knows of a family doing so. Many of these families fall through a huge gap in Australia's social services network. Those who acquire a disability through a workplace or a motor vehicle accident generally receive financial support. However, for those who acquire permanent disabilities in other accidents, are born with a permanent disability, acquire a permanent disability through a medical condition or have a permanent mental illness, there is no automatic support to meet their needs.
National Disability Services (NDS)
National Disability Services is the Australian peak body for non-government disability services. Through the provision of information, representation and policy advice, NDS promotes and advances services which support people with all forms of disability to participate in all domains of life.
People with Disability Australia
People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWD) is a national peak disability rights and advocacy organisation. Our primary membership is made up of people with disability and organisations primarily constituted by people with disability. PWD also has a large associate membership of other individuals and organisations committed to the disability rights movement. Founded in 1981, the International Year of Disabled Persons, People with Disability Australia seeks to provide people with disability with a voice of our own. We have a cross-disability focus representing the interests of people with all kinds of disability. PWD is a non-profit, non-government organisation.
Physical Disability Australia
We are an organisation founded by people with physical disabilities in 1995, to act as a change agent for the rights, views and beliefs of all Australians with a physical disability. We are run by and for people with physical disability. All Board members and where possible, staff are people with physical disability. The board is nominated and elected by individual members in their own state or territory. Physical Disability Australia believes in the uniqueness and ability of people with physical disabilities.
Technical aid to the Disabled Australia
The first TAD organisation was established in NSW in the early 1970’s, and the organisations in all other states and the ACT were progressively established in the 1970’s and 1980’s. All are volunteer based and driven organizations with very few paid support staff – fewer than forty full and part time in total. The broad mission of TADAustralia is to provide an effective national mechanism and forum to support the vital work and services provided by State and Territory TADs.
TADAustralia aims to enable people with a disability, including frail aged people, and their carers to access quality services delivered by TADs Australia wide. TADAustralia also aims to undertake and coordinate national promotional activities to raise the profile of all TADs. Custom designed aids supplied by TAD organisations are constructed to meet the specific needs of each individual, and the specific circumstances in which it will be used. The aids are not available on the commercial market so there is no other source of supply with the capacity to meet these needs. From this site you can contact TAD in your State.
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is the peak organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia. It is an organiastion made up of women with disabilities and associated organisations. The national secretariat is located in Tasmania, the island State of Australia. WWDA is run by women with disabilities, for women with disabilities. It is the only organisation of its kind in Australia and one of only a very small number internationally. WWDA is inclusive and does not discriminate against any disability. WWDA seeks to ensure opportunities in all walks of life for all women with disabilities.