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)External Link

ACT Muscular Dystrophy Association IncExternal Link
Phone: (02) 6296 4006
Fax: (02) 6231 9486


ACT Playgroup AssociationExternal Link
Advocacy for InclusionExternal Link
Association for the Welfare of Child HealthExternal Link
Asthma AustraliaExternal Link
Australian HearingExternal Link
Autism Aspergers Advocacy AustraliaExternal Link
Brain Injury AustraliaExternal Link
6282 2880
Carers ACTExternal Link
The Canberra HospitalExternal Link
6244 2143
Canberra and Queanbeyan Attention Deficit Disorder Support GroupExternal Link
CentrelinkExternal Link
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)External Link
Child at Risk Assessment Unit - The Canberra Hospital (CARAU)External Link
Child and Family Centres
Services include children's behaviour and emotional wellbeing programs; and parenting programs, courses and groups.
Child Safety Network External Link


Canberra Deaf Children's AssociationExternal Link
Carers ACTExternal Link
Cerebral Palsy AllianceExternal Link
Communities@WorkExternal Link

Community Connections IncExternal Link
Communities OnlineExternal Link
Community OptionsExternal Link
Phone: 6295 8800

Disability ACT
Down Syndrome AssociationExternal Link
DUO - Support for Independent LivingExternal Link
Early Childhood Intervention (ACT)External Link
Education and Training DirectorateExternal Link
Epilepsy ACT External Link


Friends of Brain Injured ChildrenExternal Link
Genetic Counsellor - The Canberra HospitalExternal Link
Good Beginnings AustraliaExternal Link
Hartley Lifecare RespiteExternal Link
Heart Support AustraliaExternal Link
(02) 6253 0097

Housing ACT
Independent Living CentreExternal Link
Interstate Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (IPTAS)External Link
Kidsafe Centre & Infant Restraint Loan ServiceeExternal Link
Marymead - Children's ServicesExternal Link
Marymead's Autism CentreExternal Link
Meg's Toy BoxExternal Link

6248 7467
Mobility Difficult Parking PermitsExternal Link
Music for CanberraExternal Link (included Mixed Abilities Program)
National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)External Link
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)External Link
Noah's Ark Toy Library & Resource CentreExternal Link
6287 1117
Oxygen and Equipment Services, ACT HealthExternal Link
ParentLinkExternal Link
Pegasus Riding SchoolExternal Link
6254 9190
Shepherd CentreExternal Link
SHOUT - Self-Help Organisations United Together (ACT)External Link
Skills for CarersExternal Link
Sport and Recreation Services - Disability - ACT GovernmentExternal Link
Technical Aid to the Disabled (TADACT)External Link
Translating and Interpreting ServiceExternal Link
Vision AustraliaExternal Link
Zero to Three Organisation Brain Wonders - Helping babies and toddlers grow and developExternal Link