Strathfield Council runs a variety of programs ad activities for people with disabilities throughout the year, using the facility at the Dutton Centre, Augusta Street, Strathfield.
Recreation Programs For People With a Disability
Strathfield Council in partnership with the Recreation Sports and Aquatics Club and Sports 4 All are running free programs for people with a disability.
For more information, class times and bookings, see the attached flyer.
The NSW Autism Advisor Program can help families who have a child aged 0 to 6 years old with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder access early intervention funding and provide them with support and information.
An Autism Advisor conducts face to face appointments with families in the Strathfield LGA who have a child under the age of 6 with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. They provide information, support and access to early invention funding (Helping Children with Autism Package). They also provide families with information about support services that they can access within the Strathfield LGA.
The Autism Advisor visits the Dutton Centre, Augusta Street, Strathfield once a fortnight on a Wednesday and conducts appointments from 9.30am to 2.30pm.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) begins for the Strathfield local government area from July 2017.
When the NDIS begins in the Strathfield area, people currently receiving specialist disability services through NSW Government will be assessed first under the scheme.
You are eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) if you:
- are under 65 years of age, and,
- are an Australian citizen or resident or permanent visa holder, and,
- meet the disability or early intervention requirements
For more information on the NDIS please visit their website.
For more disability information please contact DAISI, a free confidential service providing information on services and support available to assist the aged and those of all ages with a disability; and their families, carers and advocates.
Free call 1800 800 340.