The LEAP Centre has a large range of specialist equipment which you can borrow for a limited period. This can be helpful when deciding whether to buy a particular item.
Parent & Learning Resources
Our therapists are able to advise you on what equipment best supports your child's physical needs as well as appropriate games, puzzles, books and activities to grow your child's skills and learning. In addition we also help you access equipment and resources for purchase.
Visual supports to help develop improved communication and behaviour are widely used in the form of key word sign and visual language displays. These strategies help your child to understand the language they hear around them, to express their ideas and feelings and to learn appropriate behaviours. We can offer you materials and resources to help you to use these strategies at home, kindergarten or school.
Association for Children with Disability
Association for Children and Young People with a Disability Australia
Assists families of children with a disability and professionals to make the most of available services and supports to achieve a positive future.
Autism Victoria should be the first point of call for information and advice regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders, especially for those who live in Victoria.
Find help and services that you need in your local community.
Belonging Matters Inc
"To inspire, educate and build capacity at the grass roots to assist people with disabilities to live valued lives in community.” Belonging Matters Mission Statement.
Better Health Channel – Disability Groups & Networks
The Department of Human Services supports children and adults with a disability, and their families and carers. A variety of supports and services may be available, based on the needs of each person.
By calling Carer Gateway, you will be connected with a new Australia-wide network of Carer Gateway service providers. They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support to help you.
Provides advice information and support to carers.
Disability Advocacy and Information Services provides advocacy support and information for anyone with a disability.
The Deafness Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the support of the Deaf and hearing impaired through research, prevention, education, early detection and technology.
Down Syndrome Association of Victoria
The Down Syndrome Association is a non-for-profit, membership-based association, seeking to represent the needs and views of Victorians with Down syndrome and their families. Information is provided for people with Down Syndrome, families, professionals, students, etc.
Early Days - Workshop for Parents of young children on the Autism Spectrum
Early days promotes development of young children on the autism spectrum by providing free workshops for parents and carers.
La Trobe Community Health
NDIS Local Area Coordinator.
My Time groups provide facilitated peer support for mums, dads, grandparents and anyone caring for children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. Socialise and share ideas and information with others who understand the rewards and intensity of caring for a child with special needs.
Merri Community Health
NDIS Early Childhood Community Access Partner
National Disablity Insurance Scheme
Raising Children Network
The Raising Children Network is an Australian parenting website which provides families, including those with a child with a disability, support information, links and resources.
Sue Larkey is an international author and educator who specialises in Autism Spectrum Disorder. On her website you have access to upcoming workshops, resources and sensory equipment.
Tony Attwood is one of the world’s leading experts on Asperser’s Syndrome. His site provides parents, professionals and people with Asperser’s Syndrome resources, resource papers, related topics and Tony’s presentation schedule.
Upper Murray Family Care
Upper Murray Family Care (UMFC) assists people from all walks of life. Services include family support, inclusion, advice on early childhood development, and much more.
Vision Australia is the leading provider of blindness and low vision services in Australia. This service aims to increase the choices of Australians who are blind or have low vision so as to achieve their full potential in life.