DisabilityCare Australia is the national disability insurance scheme - a new way of providing community linking and individualised support for people with permanent and significant disability, their families and carers (formerly NDIS). Information for participants - My pathway, my choices, my goals.
www.msra.org.au For the lastest research into MS being carried out in Australia, links to other research sources.
www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/pophealth/chronic_condition Get the Most Out of Life has been developed to provide support for people with one or more chronic conditions and aims to build participants' confidence to manage their health and maintain active lives
www.menzies.utas.edu.au The Menzies Research Institute conducts innovative, world-class medical research to improve human health and wellbeing.
Where can I find wheelchair friendly accommodation in Tasmania? 'The Wheelie Good Guide to Tasmania' lists accessible accommodation and attractions plus transport and other helpful information. As the guide is currently being updated as it was originally published in 2006, if you have any concerns it may be helpful to contact the hotel to discuss them directly so they can be resolved before you come down for your trip. You can also search for wheelchair accessible accommodation at www.discovertasmania.com.au.
The booklet Independent Living, produced by the MS Society of Tasmania in collaboration with Multiple Steps Forward, aims to provide information to enable people living with MS to manage their own health and maintain a positive, fulfilling and independent lifestyle througought their lives.
Client Support groups are held in various regions around the state. Please refer to your region in the calendars for dates, times and locations. Southern Support Groups Calendar and Northern/North West Support Calendar.
Local Council Disability Contacts - if you have any questions or concerns about local council disability or access issues please use this list to guide your contact to the relevant council in order to speak to an appropriate person (in the process of being updated)
www.companioncard.gov.au The National Companion Card Scheme enables eligible people with lifelong disability to participate at venues and activities without incurring the cost of a second ticket for their companion.
ILC Tas (Independent Living Centre Tasmania Inc.) is a charitable non-profit community organisation that provides advice and information about assistive technology and is based in Launceston.