Art and Theatre

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Rockit Peforming arts  -  Rockit are are inclusive of people with disabilities.Their classes are designed to provide opportunities to welcome a diverse group of people into their studio. Currently, they work with students who have severe anxiety, autism, aspergers, tourettes, hearing issues, mutism, down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, ADD, depression, dyslexia, low muscle tone, sensory disorder, Kabuki syndrome, Kawasaki disorder, speech disorder and chromosomal disorder.Locations

  • MAIN STUDIO:
  • 2/2 Hampden Rd, Mount Barker, SA
  • STUDIO #2 SATURDAY
  • Masonic Hall, Hutchinson St, Mount Barker, SA

Telephone -  0438 704 261 

Tutti extraordinary inclusive art - Tutti Arts is a multi arts hub for artists with a disability. Tutti means ‘everyone’.

Address -  Minda Campus, Galway House (building no.5) King George Avenue North Brighton, South Australia 5048 

Telephone -  (08) 8422 6511

Accommodation and holidays

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Big 4 Holiday parks - Big 4 have teamed up with Amaze to provide social scripts for holiday parks, an essential tool for people with Autism and their families to prepare for a holiday and travel.

Locations throughout Australia

Contact via Web Page 

Royal Caribbean Cruise line - USA based cruise liner specialising in Autism friendly cruises.

Telephone - 1800 754 500

The Puzzle House -  The Puzzle house a not-for-profit charity, a group of parents with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other interested people, who are working hard to obtain land and build a purpose built holiday house for people with ASD and their families. 

To contact Puzzle House please call Julie Lewis – Chairperson on the below number. Alternatively you can use the email address below.

Phone:  (02) 49 565 141

 Email: enquiry@puzzlehouse.org

Blankets, clothing, sensory resources.

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JettProof - JettProof manufactures and supplies calming sensory clothing and undergarments to assist children and adults with Autism, Asperger's, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, Apraxia, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD and Anxiety. 

Address   Kahibah NSW 2290 Australia

Telephone 1300 667 687 

Kaiko fidgets -  Discreet and noisless range of  fidgets. FOR ADULTS & YOUTH ALIKE who struggle with fidgeting, anxiety, hair twirling, pen clicking, tapping, nail biting, picking, ADHD, ADD, ASD, learning & concentration difficulties or for those that want to keep their hands busy! 

Contact Via online shop

 Link Sensory -  Link Sensory is an Australian supplier of Sensory and Interactive Technologies.   Address : 43 Adelaide Tce  Pasadena SA 5042 

Telephone (08) 712 06 002 

Modibodi  - Specialising in period proof underwear and swim wear.

Online store.

contact via web page   

Red Blanket Co - Red Blanket Co make weighted lap pads and blankets in a range of sizes as well as a few other weighted products. All products are hand made to order.

Telephone - 0417 370 218 

Contact via Facebook

Refrehing memories -  Refreshing Memories is an educational toy, gift and collectibles store. Owners, Mark and Sue O'Malley passionately believe and model life-long learning. 

Address 438a Main North Rd, Blair Athol SA 5084
Telephone (08) 7225 8516

Shoes & Sox - Children's shoe stores with shops available Australia wide.  

Appointments available at quiet times to accommodate special needs for those with Sensory needs.

Contact and Locations Via Web Page  

Telephone - (03)86711749 

Dance, Sport and Fitness

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Australian disability sport -  Each week, Australian Disability Sport representatives visit public places including shopping centres, supermarkets and local council districts, making contact with thousands of Australians, showing them first-hand that people living with a disability have a valuable role to play in our society and that living a healthy and active life is very important. 

Address -  Level 5, Tower 2, 121 King William Street Adelaide, SA 5000
Telephone - 1300 622 060 

Bowl Patrol - Learn to bowl program ideal for kids aged 6 -12. 8 week program matching school terms. A safe and inclusive sport for children of all abilities.

Locations

Check Bowl Patrol for programs in you state. 

Telephone -  0468 645 431 

Dance SA - Disability  STARS class -  Offering a mixture of dance styles in the one class, students experience a fusion of jazz, hip hop and contemporary with ballet fundamentals.

Students will perform 3 dance routines and a finale routine at an end of year performance

With nurturing and supportive teachers, a DanceSA class embodies a great atmosphere together with the excitement and energy of dance, in an environment which is safe, creative and fun.

Address - 143 DAWS ROAD, ST MARYS, SA 5042  

Telephone - (08) 8345 1677

Disabled surfers association  - Disabled surfers association aim to provide an inclusive experience for all people with any disability to experience the rush of riding a wave.

Address Moana Life saving club

President: Russell Markham

Email: disabledsurfers101@gmail.com

Telephone -  0423 352 369

PAKA SOKA - Paka Soka is a soccer skills program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder aged 8-12, funded by PAKA (Parents Assisting Kids with Autism). The program is run in conjunction with SASRAPID and Autism SA, and fosters physical health and wellbeing, inclusive participation in sport and social development. 

Contact Autism SA

Sailability -  Sailability is a program at some sailing clubs that offers an additional level of support, an established network of volunteers, and equipment to assist people of all-abilities to get into sailing. It is an international program first introduced to Australia in the 1990’s, which has grown to being available in every state.

Find out if your local sailing club is involved. 

Driving schools

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Drive Smart Driving school - Drive smart offers driving lessons and support for people driving with a disability in Adelaide. They can help you learn for the first time or even learn to drive again. 

Address  PO Box 879,Modbury SA 5092

Telephone - (08) 828 544059          

Education and Support

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Asperlutely Autsome Inc - Asperlutelu Autosome Inc are an Adelaide-based not-for-profit organisation. They are a community organisation formed by families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in order to support each other and to reach out to other families facing similar challenges. 

Address  Unit 5B, 20-22 Cottage Lane, Hackham, South Australia 5163 

Telephone - 0406 218 002 

Autism Advisor – The Autism Advisor is a free service available as part of the Helping Children with Autism funding package. Autism Advisors are available for families with children aged 0-6 years with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. The Autism Advisor Program in the NT is operated by Autism SA.

Telephone -  0437 008 670 

Autism camp Australia -  Autism camps Australia aim to improve the health and well being of autistic young people and their families through the provision of accessible and supported respite-break camp experiences, therapies and life skills development. An opportunity for the whole family to have a holiday together.

Telephone - (02) 6684 9304.

Contact via web page

Autism SA -  Autism SA aim to improve life outcomes for people with autism by providing and facilitating the very best information, connections, expertise, education, services, support and a strong representative voice. 

Locations

  •  1/262 Marion Road, NETLEY, SA, 5037 
  •  Shop 1/57 Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth, SA, 5112 
  •  Unit 3/10 Mel Place, BERRIMAH NT 0828 

Telephone - 1300 288 476

Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) -   ASPECT Is the largest service provider for people on the Autism spectrum. ASPECT is the national peak body (formerly The Autism Council of Australia) 

Locations throughout Australia.

Telephone- 1800 277 328 

Disability Rights and Advocacy Service - Disability Rights Advocacy Service Inc. (formally known as MALSSA) mission is to safeguard and promote the rights and interest of people with a disability, their families and carers.

Address -  Shop 4/80 Henley Beach Road Mile End SA 5031

Telephone -   Phone (08) 8351 9500 

EBL Disability Services -  EBL Disability Services was established in 1981, by a loving group of parents who came together to support each other, and help those with intellectual disabilities to live meaningful lives. 

Locations 

  • Kilburn
  • Paralowie
  • Parafield Gardens
  • Blair Athol
  • Elizabeth
  • Daveron Park
  • Munno Para
  • Wallaroo
  • Frewville
  • Mawson Lakes
  • Campbelltown
  • Andrews Farm

Address -  Endeavour House, Module 5, 11-15 Fourth Avenue, Mawson Lakes SA 5095 

Telephone  (08) 8252 1000
 

I Can Network -  The I CAN Network is an organisation that empowers people on the Autism Spectrum with an 'I CAN' attitude. Offering both in school programs and online mentoring groups.

Australia wide

contact via their web page.

My Special Child - My special child  was created to provide information, strategies and support to parents, carers and educators of children with additional needs, learning difficulties or behavioral challenges. 

Contact Rebecca Perkins via web page

Occupational Therapy Australia -  Are you looking for a local occupational therapist in your region? OTA’s Find an OT directory lists occupational therapists working in private practice settings throughout Australia.

Use the link to access the OTA's site 

Sameview -  Sameview have developed a solution that will support the coordination of care. The sameview app allows carers to track some of the most stressful parts of regular appointments against goals and milestones. 

Download the app or contact them Via their website.

Sue Larkey - Educator and Author, Sue Larkey is dedicated and passionate about her mission – to inspire parents and educators and teach them how to Make it a Success. Sue Larkey is uniquely positioned within the education system having taught both as a primary school teacher and a special education teacher. Sue has her online shop and regularly tours Australia.

Address - PO Box 20,Artarmon NSW 1570

Telephone -  0433 660 379

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The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)  - The NDIA is an independent statutory agency. Our role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers. 

Telephone - 1800 800 110

Yellow Lady bugs -  Yellow Ladybugs is an Autistic-led non-government organisation with strong bridges to the community. They are dedicated to the happiness, success and celebration of autistic girls and women.

Nation Wide

Contact via web page 

Equine and Animal Assistance

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Riding for the disabled association -  Many different horse-related activities are available through Riding for the Disabled. While not all of these are provided at all centers in SA, the programs on offer are designed to be interesting and challenging, building upon each individual's abilities towards achieving independent riding.

Locations

  •  Jennibrooke Farm

Lot 72 Pine Road, Woodcroft
Telephone -  (08) 8322 4244
Email: rdajbf@tpg.com.au  

 

  • Barossa Pony Club Grounds.

 Angaston-Nuriootpa Road

Telephone - (08) 8564 3658

Email: sallym270160@outlook.com


  •  Sunnybrae

Wandilo, via Mount Gambier
Telephone -  0417 848 686
Email: rdamountgambier@hotmail.com 


  •  Murray Bridge

1 Coolibah Drive
Murray Bridge

Telephone - 0438 856 921

 

  • Globe Derby Equestrian Centre

Corner of Ryans and Whites Roads
Globe Derby Park
Telephone -  0403 862 438 (days of operation only)

Michael SztekelTelephone - (08) 336 2068 or 0403 944 356 Centre President

 

  • Oakbank Racecourse 

Shillabeer Road, Oakbank.

Telephone - 0434 379 277 (8.30am - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday only)


  •  O'Halloran Hill

3A Majors Road, O'Halloran Hill.

Rider & Volunteer Enquiries

Telephone - 08 8296 6899


  •  Ravendale Park Pony Club Grounds

426 Proper Bay Road, Tulka 5607

portlincolnrdasa1@gmail.com  

Telephone - (08) 8682 4544   

Mobile: 0476 266 665   

 

  • Grounds located at Anzac Road, Port Pirie. 

Postal address: PO Box 1215, Port Pirie SA 5540

Telephone -  08 8633 1646

Email: william.rogers1@bigpond.com  (Anne)


  •  Berri Racecourse 

Moritz Rd, Berri

 Email:  riverland@rdasa.org.au  
Telephone -  0491 648 969

  • Morgan Park Equestrian Centre

15 Lipizzaner Drive
Victor Harbor

Email: rdavictor@gmail.com 

Telephone - 0417 803 351, 9am - 5pm Weekdays   

 

  • Kadina Racecourse

 Wallaroo Rd, Kadina 

Contact: Linda Stuart

Telephone - 0427 763 914

Center for service therapy dogs Australia - The center for service and therapy dogs Australia (CSTDA) is focused on working with specifically trained dogs within mutually defined programs, to assist people to achieve predefined therapeutic and educational goals .

Locations Nationwide

Telephone - 0458458541

Email  -  info@cstda.com.au 

Guide Dogs Australia -Therapy Dogs and Autism assistance dogs -  The Therapy Dog Program is a community focused service which has been offered by Guide Dogs for over 30 years. A Therapy Dog may provide comfort, companionship and emotional support to individuals, families, and those attending or residing in facilities, whom experience behavioral, emotional, developmental and mental health conditions, physical disabilities, or isolation caused by age or illness. 

Please see you states Guide dog association for details 


Places of interest and Social Scripts

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Adelaide Airport -  Persons with a disability or who need special assistance can call 

Telephone - (08) 8308 9380 or 

Mobile - 0438 890 024

 (7 days between 04:30am and 11:00pm) prior to their visit to the airport. 

Or access the Social scripts below.

South Australia Museum - Child size noise cancelling headphones are available at the front counter for loan and social scripts available for your visit.

Address  North Terrace,Adelaide, SA 5000 

Telephone - (08) 8207 7500 

 Resources From South Australian museum page. 

Playgroups and Childcare

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Leor  - Leor offers alternative childcare options to a nanny or daycare centres, with flexible arrangements to work around both your needs and those of your child.

 Locations   

  • New South Wales – Sydney metro plus regional and remote areas across the State
  • Australian Capital Territory – entire territory
  • Queensland – Brisbane metro plus regional and remote areas across the State
  • Northern Territory – Darwin metro plus regional and remote areas across the Territory
  • Western Australia – Perth metro plus regional and remote areas across the State
  • Victoria – Melbourne metro plus regional and remote areas across the State

Telephone -  02 9051 0511   

My Time -  MyTime groups are a supportive space for parents to feel understood and share ideas about managing a range of situations. A MyTime group is more than a playgroup, it's a place where parents can meet others in similar situations. 

My Time is facilitated by the department of Social services.

Locations Nation Wide

Contact Via Web Page.

PlayConnect - PlayConnect is a program run by Play Group Australia.  PlayConnect Playgroups are designed for families of children aged 0-6 years who have unique needs associated with having an Autism Spectrum Disorder  or autism-like characteristics in communication, behaviour or social skills. 

Locations through out South Australia

Supermarkets

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Coles supermarkets -  Quiet Hour provides a low sensory shopping experience by making changes in store, such as reducing noise and distractions, to help make a difference to customers who find it challenging to shop in a heightened sensory environment.

See Coles web site for participating stores and times.