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Nican is information on recreation, tourism, sport and the arts for people with disAbilities and supports an Australian society where any recreational opportunity values diversity, supports freedom and choice and strengthens inclusive communities.

Nican is funded as an Information Service by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

http://www.nican.com.au

 

Disability Sport and Recreation is the health-promoting peak organisation for the disability sport and recreation sector in Victoria.

 

The Able Management Group is a member based charitable organisation which assists people with disabilities to access outdoor activities.  Activitie include skiing, motorcycle and off road buggy riding, paragliding, microlighting, camping and 4 wheel driving, fishing, rafting, kyking anc camps.  Skiing in winter includes access to adaptive ski equipment

www.ablemanagement.com.au/

 

Access for All Abilities is a Victorian Government initiative coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria. This program has, and continues to support and develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people with a disability throughout Victoria.

http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au

 

Established in 1974,  Arts Access Victoria is Australia’s founding and most experienced arts and disability organisation.

With a yearly turnover of more than 100 arts projects and initiatives that lead to an increased number of people with a disability creating and experiencing art, Arts Access Victoria is the state’s leading arts and disability organisation. Our focus is building the capacity of the arts, disability, community and education sectors to deliver increased and improved opportunities for arts and cultural participation for people with a disability.

http://artsaccess.com.au/

 

Club Wild supports the creative expression of people with a disability through music, video and performance.

http://clubwild.net/Home.html

 

MS Australia – Victoria: Confident Living Programs (CLP) support people with neurological conditions who are socially isolated and disadvantaged in community participation due to the progressive nature of their condition or implications of it. The programs are open to participants with Neurological conditions which may include Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Huntingtons Disease and Parkinsons Disease.The programs are planned with the clients and provide a range of social and physical activities which include: Creative Arts, Physical Activities and Water Exercises. The programs are hosted in disability accessible venues across Metropolitian Melbourne and Geelong.

Provides Christian fellowship and education with disabled persons of all ages.  They provide regular branch activities which have spiritual, recreational, educational and social aspects; and holiday activities such as bus tours and day trips to places of interest.

 

Grow is a national organisation that provides a peer supported program for growth and personal development to people with a mental illness and those people experiencing difficulty in coping with life’s challenges. Grow groups offer the opportunity for people to share challenges and solutions for recovery in a supportive and structured way. Participants are also able to attend education and training sessions and participate in a range of social activities. Grow is free to join and you don’t need a referral or diagnosis.

http://www.grow.net.au/

 

was established to enhance the educational opportunities of adults with disabilities in areas of fine arts, theatre arts, multimedia, music, dance, communication and self-representation. Interact provides an exciting range of creative opportunities for both younger and older adults with a disability to practice as visual and performing artists in their local community. The program is run from locations in Balwyn, Fairfield, Croydon, Ringwood and the Abbotsford Convent

www.interactaust.com.au


The Kevin Keinze Garden Centre Inc provides horticultural therapy programs for children and adults with disability or disadvantage.

http://www.kevinheinzegardencentre.com/

 

This service support and develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people with a disability throughout Victoria.

Life Stream Foundation facilitates a wide range of opportunities for people with an intellectual disability to enable them to participate in sport and recreation activities within the community.

www.leisurelinkup.info/

 

Leisure Networks provides community sport, recreation and health opportunities for people of all abilities across the Barwon Region of Victoria.  Leisure Networks has a strong focus on supporting young people with disabilities. 

http://www.leisurenetworks.org/

 

Life Without Barriers is a secular, not-for-profit organisation providing care and support services across Australia in urban, rural and remote locations and in New Zealand.  Our community-based programs assist children, young people, adults, families and communities.  Our work spans across care and protection, disability, mental health, homelessness, youth justice and immigration.

http://www.lwb.org.au

 

Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had MS for some time our specialist multidisciplinary team can assist you with any concerns you may have about MS in relation to your particular lifestyle. MS Connect 1800 042 138

http://www.mssociety.org.au/lifestyle-planning.asp

 

Recreation, leisure and holiday service for adults who have an intellectual disability. Oakleigh Centre hold a Disco Every Thursday evening between 4pm–9pm?Oakleigh Centre Disco provides the opportunity for people to relax at the end of the day, meet with friends, share a two course meal and then listen or dance to a DJ or live band playing hits from the 60’s to the current day

http://www.oakleighcentre.org/recreation.htm

 

Out Doors Inc (Out Doors) is a non-profit statewide community managed mental health organisation that uses the outdoor environment as the means of delivering a range of adventure, recreation and respite programs to people living with mental illness.

http://outdoorsinc.org.au/

 

People Outdoors strives to provide recreation activities to all people with disabilities. This includes various types of programs to enable children, teenagers and adults with disabilities to participate in outdoor adventure programs and weekend camping experiences.

People Outdoors works with individuals who have a physical or intellectual disability or an acquired brain injury.

http://www.auscamps.asn.au/people-outdoors.html

 

Reclink Australia is committed to serve its member organisations through the provision of sport and arts programs that help to rebuild the lives of Australian’s experiencing disadvantage.

http://www.reclink.org/governance

 

Organization's purpose is to facilitate sailing for everyone, regardless of age or ability with emphasis on opportunities for people with disabilities.

www.sailability.org/au/vic/

 

VICSRAPID is a statewide, non-profit, community based organisation formed to enhance the lifestyle of people with disabilities through opportunities in community sport and recreation.

http://www.vicsrapid.websyte.com.au/site.cfm?/vicsrapid/

 

Wild@heART works with people with diverse abilities or mental illness to tell their stories through high quality arts making in music, dance, video and performance. 

http://www.wildatheart.org.au/Home.html

 

Women with disabilities have made it clear that one of the best ways to challenge oppressive practices, cultures and structures is to join with other women with disabilities - to share experiences, to gain strength from one another and to work together on issues that affect them - describing, researching and recording their issues and experiences, developing programs to address these issues, and working to influence legislative, policy, and service development.

http://www.wwda.org.au/discuss.htm