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This page is a list of websites, publications and other information which may be a useful resource for everyone who is a part of IOE. As other resource material comes to hand it will be added.
Please contact sandra.leehy@ioe.org.au if you have any other information that you think would be appropriate for this page.

General Interest Items

Public Holidays 2017 2018
IOE  Price List Dec 2015

NDIS Victorian Rollout dates

No Wrong Door – http://www.nowrongdoor.com.au A Fantastic resource supported by Knox, Maroondah and the Yarra Ranges Council. No Wrong Door is a directory where youth, caregivers and service providers can find the right support for young people; a one stop shop.

Every Australian Countshttp://everyaustraliancounts.com.au/ The Every Australian Counts campaign for the NDIS was instrumental in rallying the support for the NDIS. Check out the website for ongoing reports

NDIS for all the latest information, eligibility criteria, forms, resources and contacts check out the NDIS website  https://www.ndis.gov.au/

Family Resources

FireReady – Interchange has some audio versions of the “FireReady” kits which are available for loan to anyone interested in reading them – we currently have a DAISY version and two CDA sets.
The Country Fire Authority of Victoria worked in partnership with Vision Australia to produce accessible audio and electronic text versions of the FireReady Kit for people with print disability.  The CFA is committed to ensuring that all members of the community are able to access their publications and to access information on their website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au
 Please contact 9758 5522 to access these resources.

Some more useful websites:
Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC) http://www.adec.org.au/
Anglicare Victoria  www.anglicarevic.org.au
Autism Victoria – http://www.autismvictoria.org.au
Department of Human Services – available services for familieshttps://services.dhhs.vic.gov.au/
Disability Services  Consulting    http://disabilityservicesconsulting.com.au/  a resource hub for NDIS
Down Syndrome Association of Victoria – http://www.downsyndromevictoria.org.au/
Helping Hand is Here – http://www.helpinghandishere.com.au
Office of the Public Advocate – http://www.publicadvocate.vic.gov.au/
Siblings Australia – http://siblingsaustralia.org.au/
Uniting Care – Prahran Mission – Hearing Voices http://www.prahranmission.org.au/ourservices/voices-vic/#page_1
Victorian Disability Services Commissioner – http://www.odsc.vic.gov.au/
Yooralla’s Independent Living Centres – equipment, aids and supports for living, communication, mobility etc http://ilcaustralia.org.au/

Communication related resources:

An old article but still an interesting read on assistance for children with autism   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-29/new-queensland-developed-app-helps-children-autism-write/7276062
Even though IOE’s IPad Communication Program is no longer running we still have a few IPads for loan if you would like to try before you buy. Contact  Samantha Marchesani at IOE 9758 5522.
Camera Mouse –  http://www.cameramouse.org/A free program which allows you to control the mouse pointer by moving your head.
Another head control – If you have IOS 7 on your iPad or iPhone, you can control your device using your head.
Go to ‘Settings’ then ‘General’ and then ‘Accessibility’. Set ‘Switch Control’ to ‘On’.
There you can add different “Switches,” or physical cues to control your phone. Impressive!
Scope – Scope’s Shop has a comprehensive range of communication aides – for product details and information http://www.scopeaust.org.au/shop/
Yooralla’s Independent Living Centres http://ilcaustralia.org.au/

Helping you get out and about:

Access Travel Pass – Free travel on Victorian public transport for those unable to use Miki. Check eligibility and download applications forms at https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/fares/free-travel-passes/access-travel-pass/
Resource for Traveling with Disabilities  an international guide
FREE App by Nican for finding out about accessible recreation, leisure and support services for people with disabilities. Check it out:   https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/nican/id664462511?mt=8
www.getmeabout.org.au – Trip Planning, Things to Do, Community Information for people who have specific mobility or disability needs.
Assistance with getting to CBD medical appointments info
Miki Day Pass information– Information for people with a disability and the Myki system

Accessible Accommodation:
If you have stayed at other facilities that you have found to be really good let Sandra know by emailing sandra.leehy@ioe.org.au and we will share their locations here.

Waratah Bay on Wilsons Prom — cabins and lodge, great facilities and helpful staff  http://promcoastholidaylodge.com.au/
Ventnor Phillip Island – purpose built cottages, 15 acres, farm animals, excellent facilities  http://www.alvina.com.au/

Other bits and pieces:

Kids’ ID bracelets – cool, fun, keep them safe https://www.emergencyid.com.au/medical-alert-id-products/adjustable-silicone-wristband-alert-buttons
Australia Post discounts on stamps and services for concession holders. Download the application form at: http://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/mypost-concession-account.html?cmpid=ban—-H0-msg1–fser-p11easter–myco—–140331
Have you heard about the Carer Card ? check out the details at www.carercard.vic.gov.au
Drop in, food parcels, support – new service in Bayswater – Champion

Publications

State Disability Plan Disability Act – easy read
Through the Maze (Association for Children with a Disability) 8th Edition 2014 – 2015
Supporting Siblings (Association for Children with a Disability)
Down Syndrome Today (Down Syndrome Association of Victoria)
Epilepsy – Swimming Fact sheet

IOE has a book of great ideas for sensory experiences. Contact IOE 9758 5522

Volunteer Resources

Check out the Family Resources tab too for lots of interesting info.
Camp Checklist – for recreation volunteers

Employee Resources

Check out the Family Resources tab too for lots of interesting info.
All employment related forms can be found on the Member Forms page
IOE Medication Policy – also available on the About Us\Policies and Procedures page of this website
IOE Medication Procedure – also available on the About Us\Policies and Procedures page of this website
Recreation idea and information for Support Workers 

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