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ARA – The Australian Rheumatology Association
The ARA is an association of rheumatologists and allied health professionals in Australia. The ARA is a specialty society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
IMPORTANT: In an emergency – if anyone is in immediate danger – please call 000 now.
1800RESPECT is the national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.
We provide support for people experiencing, or at the risk of experiencing, violence and abuse, their friends, family, and professionals.
1800RESPECT: Daisy App
IMPORTANT: In an emergency – if anyone is in immediate danger – please call 000 now.
Daisy is an app developed by 1800RESPECT to connect people experiencing violence or abuse to services in their local area. Daisy can be downloaded for free from iTunes or Google Play. Once the app is on your phone, you can use it to search for support services in your local area. Choose the type of service you would like (for example ‘Legal services’ or ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services’) and select your state or territory to find services near you.
You can visit service websites from within the app, which means these sites won’t show up in your browser history. This can help protect your privacy, especially if another person has access to your phone. Each listing includes information about opening times, how to get in touch and the services they offer.
ABC: Radio National Health Report
Specialist and mainstream audiences alike rely on the Health Report to bring clarity to health and medical issues from social, scientific and political points of view. Presented by Dr Norman Swan.
Ability Technology’s mission is to increase the independence and productive potential of people with a disability, through the use of computer and related technology. We do this by linking people with a disability to special devices, software and services that will enable them to use a computer comfortably and effectively. We have technical, occupational therapy and research staff in our multi-disciplinary team.
We also specialise in environmental (home) control technology, to enable people with a disability to control the phone, TV, lights, doors, fans, heaters and other devices.
ABMDR Australian Bone Marrow Registry
ABMDR is a public company limited by guarantee under the Australian Corporations Law and a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth).
We are the only organisation in Australia responsible for arranging bone marrow/blood stem cell donations for patients in need of a transplant. ABMDR also administers government funding of public cord blood banks in Australia.
ABMDR is funded by the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments.
Find information to help you plan an accessible trip on public transport in NSW whether you have an assistance animal, use a mobility aid or want to find out which concessions are available to you.
ACI Pain Management Network
This website is designed to help you gain a better understanding of your pain. The site contains information to enable you to develop skills and knowledge in the self management of your pain in partnership with your healthcare providers.
ACI: Home Enteral Nutrition Resources for Consumers
Home enteral nutrition (HEN) is the giving of nutritional support either by mouth or by a feeding tube into the gastrointestinal tract in the home setting. People requiring nutritional support at home face a number of difficulties accessing clinical services, formula and equipment.
Advance Care Planning Australia
Advance Care Planning AustraliaTM is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, enabling Australians to make the best choices for their future health and care.
Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF)
Celebrating more than 60 years of service to the community, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) is Australia’s leading organisation committed to inspiring positive change and delivering evidence-based approaches to minimise alcohol and drug harm.
Our DrugInfo advisors can provide free, confidential info and advice on reducing harm from alcohol and other drug use, treatment options and support services.
Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) NSW
The Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS) is a free and confidential counselling helpline for NSW residents with concerns around alcohol and/or drug misuse and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ADIS is staffed by professional counsellors who provide education, information, counselling, support and referrals to other appropriate services in NSW.
Ambulance Service of NSW
The Ambulance Service of NSW website will provide you with a range of information on Ambulance – what they do, how to access services and call for an ambulance in a medical emergency, important patient and community information, employment opportunities and contact details.
Arthritis Australia is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation and the peak arthritis consumer body in Australia. We work in collaboration with arthritis organisations in ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.
- provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends
- promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government
- funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis, and
- aims to keep health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed.
Arts Access Australia
Arts Access Australia (AAA) is the national peak body for arts and disability in Australia. We work to increase national and international opportunities and access to the arts for people with disability as artists, arts-workers, participants and audiences.
Ask Nurse Nettie
I’m Nurse Nettie – a real, qualified sexual health nurse based in Sydney. If you’ve got a question about sex or sexual health then I’d love to hear from you. It’s completely confidential* and trust me I have heard it all. So, ask away.
Assistive Technology Australia
Assistive Technology Australia (previously, Independent Living Centre NSW) is a leading information, education, and advisory centre for Assistive Technology and the Built Environment. We are located in Westpoint Blacktown, NSW Australia and are a not-for-profit, community based organisation and Public Benevolent Institution.
We provide impartial advice, information and leadership that builds capacity and optimises the value of assistive technology in leading a life of choice.
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
ASCIA’s purpose is to advance the science and practice of allergy and clinical immunology.
This is achieved by promoting the highest standard of medical practice, training, education and research, to improve the quality of life and health of people with immune system disorders. These include allergies, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.
Australian Braille Authority
The Australian Braille Authority (ABA) oversees the development and maintenance of braille codes and specifications used in Australia, acts as a braille accreditation body, and promotes braille as the primary literacy medium for people who are blind, deafblind, or have severe vision impairment.
Australian Centre for Disability Law
Across all aspects of our work our goals are to:
- Work with and alongside persons with disability and their representative organisations towards the realisation of the legal and human rights of persons with disability in our designated practice areas
- Ensure that our work is distributed equitably across all disability groups
- Ensure that persons with disability and their associates who are most socially and legally disadvantaged, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, have equitable access to our services
- Understand and interpret disability and disability rights concerns within a social model of disability in which “disability” is not conceptualised as a personal characteristic but the result of the interaction of persons with a social environment prone to barriers that are capable of being overcome
- Identify and pursue opportunities to achieve outcomes in our designated practice areas that will have a broad positive impact on the realisation of the human rights of persons with disability
- Contribute to the positive development of the law as it impacts upon persons with disability and their associates at the State, National and International levels
- Support the work of disabled peoples’ organisations in Australia and internationally by contributing legal knowledge and expertise where this is relevant to their work and
- Build the capacity of disability rights and legal services in Australia.