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.
Council’s Disability Plan 2017-2021 outlines our commitment to Banyule’s residents with disabilities, and how we work in partnership to support people with disabilities. The Plan was developed with advice from Council’s Disability and Inclusion Advisory Committee and was formally adopted by Council on 4 June 2018. The Disability Plan has used Banyule’s Inclusion, Access and Equity Framework (IAEF) which identifies five goals for our diverse communities:
- Ensure Council facilities, activities and services are accessible, inclusive and equitable
- Work in partnership with local services to increase inclusion and address services gaps
- Work in partnership to build the capacity of disadvantaged groups to be involved community life
- Education, celebration and awareness raising contributing to building inclusive and equitable communities
- Advocate on behalf on and with our community to reduce discrimination and disadvantage
The IAEF also spells out several strategies under each goal. These describe the work Council will lead and support to achieve the goals. These strategies are listed in the Plan, and will be progressed through the development of annual action plans that identify specific actions and projects.
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.
Get all the latest information about the NDIS roll out in Banyule
View information about Council’s Metro Access Community Building Initiative
View a listing of Council and non-council support services for People with Disability
Information on disabled parking permits
View information on accessible and inclusive sport, recreation and leisure