Below is a list of services and support groups that you may find useful. Please note that the information contained in these websites does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Child Development Service, nor do we hold any responsibility for the information they contain.

If you have difficulty contacting any of these organisations, or you require further information, please contact the Child Development Service at
6205 1277.

See also:

ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) | Email:
ACT Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc Phone: (02) 6296 4006 | Fax: (02) 6231 9486
ACT Playgroup Association
Advocacy for Inclusion
Association for the Welfare of Child Health
Asthma Australia
Australian Hearing
Autism Aspergers Advocacy Australia

Brain Injury Australia 6282 2880

Carers ACT
The Canberra Hospital 6244 2143
Canberra and Queanbeyan Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Child at Risk Assessment Unit - The Canberra Hospital (CARAU)
Child and Family Centres Services include children's behaviour and emotional wellbeing programs; and parenting programs, courses and groups.
Child Safety Network
Canberra Deaf Children's Association
Carers ACT
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Community Connections Inc
Communities Online
Community Options Phone: 6295 8800 | Email:

Disability ACT
Down Syndrome Association
DUO - Support for Independent Living

Early Childhood Intervention (ACT)
Education and Training Directorate
Epilepsy ACT

Friends of Brain Injured Children

Genetic Counsellor - The Canberra Hospital

Health ACT
Hartley Lifecare Respite
Heart Support Australia (02) 6253 0097
Housing ACT

Independent Living Centre
Interstate Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (IPTAS)

Kidsafe Centre & Infant Restraint Loan Service

Marymead - Children's Services
Marymead's Autism Centre
Meg's Toy Box 6248 7467
Mobility Difficult Parking Permits
Music for Canberra (included Mixed Abilities Program)

National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Noah's Ark Toy Library & Resource Centre 6287 1117

Oxygen and Equipment Services, ACT Health

Pegasus Riding School 6254 9190

Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Shepherd Centre
SHOUT - Self-Help Organisations United Together (ACT)
Skills for Carers
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Sport and Recreation Services - Disability - ACT Government

Technical Aid to the Disabled (TADACT)
Translating and Interpreting Service

Vision Australia

Zero to Three Organisation Brain Wonders - Helping babies and toddlers grow and develop