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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 2016- 2017
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

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 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
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/

Communication related resources:

 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


iPad Assistance
– Do you need assistance with working through the maze of iPad apps or setting up and personalising your iPad?
IOE has put together a comprehensive list of available apps:

Apps by category
Apps by device
Apps alphabetical
How to set up guided access on the iPad
For info or to request an IPad loan though IOE’s ‘Try Before You Buy’ iPad Program contact Bee Wallace or 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 Communication Resource Centre Open Days download flyer – for contact details and information.

Helping you get out and about:

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
Individual Support Package handbook & Easy Read in Community Languages
IOE has a new 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
Host Orientation booklet
Recreation Volunteers Booklet

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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