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People with a Disability

We are committed to working alongside people with a disability to create more inclusive communities.

In this section you will find information about our commitment to the disability community, services we provide and other community programs and initiatives designed to support the inclusion of people with a disability.

An important resource is the Communicating with People with a Disability booklet that was produced to assist everyone in furthering their knowledge on how to effectively communicate with people with a disability. This booklet is also available in printed copy at each of our Customer Service Centres.

Disability Action Plan

Our Inclusion Access and Equity Framework outlines how we aim to support diverse communities. Our Disability Action Plan outlines three key goals for people with a disability and their families.

These goals are:

  • Health and Wellbeing;
  • Social Participation; and
  • Economic Participation.

Our current Disability Action Plan 2014/15 outlines the strategies and actions we are currently working on to support these goals.


Upcoming Events and News

T.A.P. SPORTS at Olympic Leisure

T.A.P. Sports is an accessible sport program for people with disabilities. Currently open for group bookings on Wednesdays at Olympic Leisure in Heidelberg West. The sessions typically run for an hour with an instructor provided by us. The session covers both skills as well as games including basketball, soccer, cricket, indoor bowls, badminton and more. We are happy to cater the session for your group’s needs and abilities.
 
If you are interested in booking or have a question please contact the Community Development Officer on 9490 7111 or email clara.long@banyule.vic.gov.au. Click the title above or here to download an A3 poster.
 
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NEWS: ASDetect Mobile App

La Trobe University’s Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre has produced a smartphone app for the early detection of autism. ASDetect empowers parents and caregivers to assess the social attention and communication behaviours of their children aged between 11 and 30 months.

This video-led self-assessment app is based on comprehensive, rigorous, world-class research with an 81% accuracy in early detection of autism.


 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Get all the latest information about the NDIS roll out in Banyule

Disability and Inclusion Advisory Committee

View information about the Banyule Disability and Inclusion Advisory Committee established with community members representing the different wards of Banyule, a number of which have disabilities or are carers.

MetroAccess Community Building Initiative

View information about Council’s Metro Access Community Building Initiative

Support Services for People with Disability

View a listing of Council and non-council support services for People with Disability

Disabled Parking Permits

Information on disabled parking permits

Access for All Abilities in Sport and Recreation

View information on accessible and inclusive sport, recreation and leisure

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