Karin Mead - Karin is an arts psychotherapist and EMDR therapist. Karin is also an NDIS approved provider. She works with clients who have mental health issues and recently with those on the autism spectrum.
Telephone - 0424 849 392
West Side Circus - Workshops are aimed at young people with disabilities. Classes can be tailored to the individual needs of a participant, and they have a range of activities and apparatus to create a fun experience for all involved.
Address - 42 Cramer st, Preston 3072
Telephone - (03) 94712928
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 is 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
Bcause - Bcause is an online store providing the easiest way to find and buy disability aids. Bcause brings you hundreds of products from trusted providers in one, easy to use online store.
Address - Level 7, 120 Harbour Esplanade Docklands, Victoria
Telephone - 1300 014 386
Caring clothing - Adaptive clothing for people with disabilities. Specialised kids and Teen range available.
Address - 421 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East 3123
Telephone - 1300 365 504
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
Modibodi - Specialising in period proof underwear and swim wear.
contact via web page
My diffability - Online store with an extensive range of sensory and learning aids.
Address- PO Box 3121, Caroline Springs, Vic 3023
Telephone - (03) 8456 6613
Peaceful Lotus - Peaceful Lotus is a Melbourne based company, and is a leading provider of relaxation products from weighted-blankets to acupressure mats and pillows.
Address - Melbourne,Victoria
Contact via web page
Telephone - 03 9449 0629
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
Sensory connect - Online store with a selection of Sensory toys, aids and resources.
Address - PO Box 6004, Bedford Rd, Ringwood, 3134
Telephone - 0421 426 228
Sensory Oasis for kids - Quality and reasonably priced products for kids with special needs .
Address 36 Lobelia Drive, Altona North, VIC 3025
Telephone - (03) 9399 4783
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
Sister sensory - Store providing sensory and educational products
Address - Factory 7, 22-McPherson St, Maddingley, 3340
Store hours Mon-Fr 10 am -4pm, Sat 10 am-2pm
Telephone - 0401 689 313
Therapy blanket - Online store specialising in weighted blankets.
Contact via web page
The Therapy store - providing Australia’s widest range of education and therapy resources for children and young adults of all abilities.
Address 16-18 Gale Street,Brunswick East VIC 3057
Telephone - (03) 9380 1127
Wendy's weighted Blankets - online store selling Weighted blankets for anxiety.
Contact via web page
Telephone - 0404207952
William Ready - Therapy resources and school aids. William ready can also assist with the design and construction of sensory spaces.
Address - North Warrandyte, Melbourne
We Rock The Spectrum - We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gyms are a sensory-safe gyms, providing kids of all abilities with a fun and motivating environment to play, regulate and grow together.
Address - 378-380 Gilbert Rd, Preston VIC 3072
Telephone - (03) 9042 3115
Access for All Abilities - AAA is your first port of call in finding a sports activity to
suit your needs.
Telephone -1800 222 842
Access All Abilities Auskick - NAB AFL Auskick prides itself on providing an inclusive and safe environment for everyone to participate, however there are select centres across Victoria who have received additional training in supporting children with disability in an Auskick setting.
Advantage Autism, the Au tastic tennis program - Advantage Autism and their Au tastic tennis program specially cater for children and adults on the Autism Spectrum. This program creates an individualized personally journey for each player according to recommendations form their team of medical experts. All equipment is modified to the participants individual needs and learning outcomes.
Locations throughout Victoria
Telephone - 0403 129 648
ASKATE - Skateboarding, a form of Occupational Therapy focusing on vestibular, proprioceptive, and motor skills as well as social and behavioral therapy. Contact ASKATE Australia via their Facebook page
Bam Allstars - BAM Arts Inc. provide fantastic, high energy dance and drama programes for people with disabilities. Ages pre-school to adult.
Telephone - 0425 721 848
Beam movement to dance - BEAM is an inclusive all abilities movement to music group designed around components of occupational therapy techniques .
Telephone - 0472 512 624
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.
Check Bowl Patrol for programs in you state.
Telephone - 0468 645 431
Busy Feet - BusyFeet is a project of The Rotary Club of Chadstone and East Malvern. The dance group meets weekly during the school term and caters for disabilities including various degrees of autism.
Disabled surfers association - Disabled surfers association aims to provide an inclusive experience for all people with any disability to experience the rush of riding a wave.
President: Phil Christie
Mobile: 0408 253 206
President: John Bowers
Mobile: 0409 945 064
President: Neil Kelly
Phone: 0411 716 966
President: Stuart Yates
Mobile: 0411 476 478
DOC Football academy - DOC Football offers a soccer program for Children with Special Needs.
Address - Eltham College, 1660 Main Road, research 3095.
Telephone - (03) 9438 1877
iDance Bendigo - NDIS funded, iDance gives disabled students the opportunity to participate in group classes, private lessons or social events that they may of otherwise find difficult to access.
Address - 161 - 167 Bernard st, Bendigo 3550
Telephone - (03) 54432282
Kreationz cheer and dance - The All Abilities program offers all inclusive dance and cheerleading classes for children with special needs. They provide a fun and confidence building environment where everybody can dance.
Telephone - 0422 413 167
LaliChi Studios - LaliChi focuses on the art of dance training, dance and movement therapy and fitness for Wellbeing.
Telephone - 0411 230 444
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.
Sense Rugby - is a rugby based Occupational Therapy program designed to help kids who usually find it difficult to be part of a sports team.
Locations throughout Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne.
Jake Du Chateau
SNAPP - SNAPP, Sporting Network of Autistic People and Parents is a Not for Profit Group developed for the Support and Development of families and Individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
Address - 12 Boathouse Pl, Point Cook VIC 3030
contact via web page
Werribee Gymnastics - The Autism freindly playGym sessions are specifically for pre-school children (2-6yrs). They understand finding a class that is welcoming and suitable for a child with autism can be difficult but it doesn't mean children and their families should miss out.
Address - 52 Riverside Ave, Werribee 3030
Telephone - (03) 9742 5446
Ability2Drive - Before doing any driving lessons an OT will complete a driving assessment to see where you are at with your driving- a report will be developed and used to tailor your driving lessons.
Address 4 Balliang Street, South,Geelong
Telephone - (03) 9749 0000
i drive safely - NDIS provider of specialised driver training (Geelong, Melbourne and across Victoria, Sydney, Queensland, Adelaide, Perth)
Occupational therapist available
Address PO Box 1849, Geelong, 3220
Telephone - 0428 501 150
Two States Driving School - Two States has been operating in Victoria and NSW for over 55 years and are proud to be the only driving school approved by NDIS in the Goulburn Valley, North Eastern Victoria
& Riverina Regions.
Address - 8-30 Station St, Cobram VIC 3644
Telephone - (03) 5871 1046
Driver Education and support - Driver education and support were the first approved and accredited NDIS NDIA provider for driver training in Australia. They are immensely proud to lead the way with exceptional training packages and highly experienced Driver Educators, specialised in training drivers with additional needs.
Servicing Lara, Geelong, Surf coast, Werribee.
Mr Craig Waters - 0411 110 112
V Drive - What makes driving safe, fun and meaningful? V Drive believe the answer is their training style and training resources. Your goals, your ideas, your unique needs. V Drive is NDIS approved.
Address - 3 Balmain Circuit, Taylors Hill VIC 3037
Telephone - 0407 551 300
AMAZE - AMAZE Raises awareness and influences positive change for people on the autism spectrum their families/supporters and provides independent, credible information and resources to individuals, families, professionals, government and the wider community.
Address - 24 Drummond St, Carlton VIC 3053
Telephone- (03) 96571600
Apps for Autism - A comprehensive list of Apps to support someone with Autism. The Apps for Autism site has been developed by Autism WA to assist children and their carers use technology and apps safely and efficiently, and to assist and support someone with Autism.
Telephone - 1800 636 427
ASPERGERS VIC - Aspergers Vic provide services that support and advocate and are provided by a dedicated team of peer volunteers.
Address - 54 Power Ave, Ashwood VIC 3147
Telephone- 0432 150 799
Aspie Rebels - Are you in Melbourne? On the autism spectrum? Just don't fit in anywhere?
Totally OVER being type-cast and misunderstood?. If you want to be totally accepted, bringing whatever weirdness you are, and meet others on the spectrum who just wanna do fun stuff-- then this might be the group for you. Aspie Rebels do sporadic social things, geeky things, intellectual stuff, and therapeutic events.
Autism Actually - Autism Actually is a consultancy and mentoring business based in Victoria, that provides workshops and presentations on Autism in Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary settings. They provide mentoring services for staff, family members, and Autistic individuals from a range of age groups.
Contact via their webpage
Autism advisory & support service - AASS was established in 2007 to empower children and adults with autism and their families through knowledge and support, and to positively impact and influence their social and emotional development.
Address - 88 Memorial Ave, Liverpool NSW 2170
24 Hour support Line 1300 222 777 (Australia wide)
General inquiries - (02) 9601 2844
Autism camp Australia - Autism camp Australia aims 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 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
Autism specific Early Learning and care centre - The center is located in the Margot Prior Wing of the La Trobe University Community Children’s Centre, and was established in partnership with the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre to undertake joint research and knowledge translation. This exceptional facility, to be known as the Margot Prior Autism Intervention Centre, caters for young autistic children (aged 0 to 6) who receive early intervention and care within both specialised and inclusive settings each day.
Address - Bundoora VIC 3083
Telephone - (03) 9479 2122
Austism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC) - ASELCC Tasmania ensure that young children with a diagnosis or symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder are able to access high quality early learning within a day care setting. ASELCC is Run by St Giles.
Address - Level 1, 34 Alexander Street, Burnie Tasmania 7320
Telephone - (03) 6454 1222
Autism Tasmania - Autism Tasmania aims to support Tasmanians on the autism spectrum and those who support them so they may achieve the best outcomes.
Bendigo Autism Asperger Group - (BAAG) is a local support group that was started in 1996 with a small number of parents getting together and deciding to meet monthly. At that time the group was called Bendigo Autism Family Support Group (BAFSG).
Address - Bendigo Autism Asperger Group PO Box 439
BENDIGO, VIC 3552
Different Journeys - ASD Social groups. Their mission is to empower young people with ASD by providing them with a social platform that fosters an environment for them to create positive connections, feeling of inclusion, and linking families with services and support!
Location throughout Victoria
Telephone - 0490 774 068
Irabina Autism Services Irabina provides specialist services to help every young person who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) find their own success and independence. Their vision is to transform the lives of families and young people facing the challenges of ASD.
Address - 193 Bayswater Rd, Bayswater, Victoria
Telephone - (03) 9720 1118
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.
contact via thier web page.I
Keeley’s Cause - provides iPads for children diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual disabilities. The cause was established by Keeley and her mother Sharon after seeing firsthand the benefits technology can bring to children with Autism and Intellectual disabilities.
Contact Via web page
Learning for Life - Learning for Life aims to provide the highest standard of ABA-based services to help children with ASD and their families reach their full potential, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Address - 25-27 High Street South, Kew, VIC 3101
Telephone- (03) 9853 4607
Mansfield Autism statewide services - Mansfield Autism Statewide Services is a unique and highly regarded, skilled service in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders.It exists to provide education and empowerment for those with ASD.
Address - 81 Highett Street, Mansfield Vic 3722
Telephone - (03) 5775 2876
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
Noahs Ark - Noah’s Ark is a community organisation based in Victoria and the ACT. They offer a range of services and programs that support families who have a child (aged 0-8) with a disability or additional needs.
Address - Victoria and ACT.
Telephone - 1800 819 140
Occupational Therapy Australia - If you are looking for a local occupational therapist in your region then OTA’s Find an OT directory lists occupational therapists working in private practice settings throughout Australia.
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.
Spectrum Journey - Spectrum Journey are passionate about seeing families thrive and for educational settings to be safe, warm and beautifully inclusive so that everyone gets an opportunity to learn, grow and participate well.
Address - 15/286-288 Maroondah Hwy, Chirnside Park VIC 3116
Contact via web page
St Giles - St Giles is a, multi-faceted organisation that supports people of all ages with a wide range of needs. This includes children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities.
Address - 65 Amy Road, Launceston Tasmania 7250
Telephone - (03) 6345 7333
Freecall: 1300 278 445
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
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
The Tree house Autism family support group - The Treehouse Geelong offers Support Groups, Social Groups, Family Fun Days and much more. They are volunteers providing a free service to families in the Geelong region.
Contact via web page
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.
Contact via web page
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 .
Telephone - 0458458541
Email - email@example.com
Melbourne Equine Assisted Counselling - Melbourne Equine Assisted Counselling works with individuals, couples and groups offering sessions for children, teens and adults. Equine Assisted Counselling is a form of therapy where the horse acts as a co-facilitator and is a holistic alternative to traditional room based therapies.
Address- Pearcedale Road, Cranbourne South, Victoria 3977
Telephone - 0434 437 637
Horses for Hope - People and horses work together in a safe and therapeutic environment to foster self efficacy, empathy, resilience and emotional management.
Address - 840 Ardmona Road, Mooroopna North Victoria 3629
Telephone - 0417541778
Righteous pups - RPA exists to train dogs for Autism Assistance, Medical Alert and Therapy roles, which empower children, young people and adults, and their families, to live with greater independence and quality of life.
Address - P.O. Box 429 Golden Square
Telephone - (03) 5435 4108
Riding for the disabled association of Victoria - Since 1970, RDAV has been a community-driven not-for-profit that enables people with disability of all ages and backgrounds to experience freedom and independence through equestrian activities.
Wedgatail rides - Specialises in creating beautiful and conscious connections between people and horses. Their horses provide people of all abilities with the opportunity to experience, learn and heal with horses – all in a natural environment. They work with children and adults.
Address - 205 Parkinsons Rd, Launching Place, 3139
Telephone - 0417 312 602
Dallas Lea Photography - Melbourne sensory friendly photographer. Dallas Lea is an experienced photographer for families with special needs.
Telephone - 0429 182 485
Larissa Hill photography - Melbourne child and family photographer. Larissa also specialises in photographing kids with special needs.
Telephone - 0412 615 097
Treloar Creations - Friendly Photographers for children and families based in Williams Landing, Vic. they take the time to get you the images that you want. With three children of their own, including a daughter with ASD, they understand that things don’t always go as parents wish!
Treloar understand that some children need a little extra time to be comfortable around strangers, or may have sensory or other issues that make them a little more interesting than other children.
Location - Williams Landing
Telephone - Jennifer 0422 092 812
Lance 0407 266 599
We rock the spectrum - We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gyms will provide Darebin families with a place of acceptance, where ALL kids can be themselves and benefit from expert play equipment and staff, in an affordable way. They are excited to bring these sensory spaces to the community in Preston and all around the country.
Address 378-380 Gilbert Rd, Preston VIC 3072, Australia
Telephone - (03) 9042 3115
Address - Glen Eadie Ave, Healesville Vic 3777
Telephone - 1300 966 784
Resources from zoos Victoria web page.
Hobart Airport - Hobart Airport want all guests to be as comfortable as possible. That’s they have collaborated with Autism Tasmania to create visual Social Story journeys.
Melbourne International airport - Melbourne airport has recently implemented the Hidden Disability Program for it’s International Terminal to assist you on your journey through their International terminals.
Address - Departure drive, Melbourne Airport 3045
Telephone - (03) 9297 1600
Resources From Melbourne Airport web page
Melbourne Museum - Is one of Victoria's largest Museum showcasing permanent collections and brings you brilliant temporary exhibitions from near and far. Melbourne museum is an Autism friendly Museum.
Address - 11 Nicholson st, Carlton 3053
Telephone - 131102
Resources from Melbourne Museum web page
Melbourne Zoo - Melbourne Zoo is a world leading conservation organisation that is dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction.
Address - Elliott Avenue, Parkville, 3052
Telephone- 1300 966 784
Resources from Zoos Victoria Web page.
Parks Victoria - Parks Victoria is working to increase the accessibility of its parks for people on the autism spectrum.
Contact via web page
Sea Life Melbourne - Melbournes underwater aquarium showcasing, sharks, penguins and much more.
Resources via sea life web page
Address - King St, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Contact via Web page.
Science Works - Science works is an Autism friendly Museum. Exploring and showcasing all things science. It also features a planetarium.
Address - 2 Booker St, Spotswood 3015
Telephone - 131102
Resources from science works web page
Village cinemas - Village cinemas are proud to bring Sensory Friendly Films to people with Autism. Sensory Friendly Films allow families to enjoy their favourite films in a safe and accepting environment with the cinema lights turned up and the sound turned down. Look for the orange "Sensory Friendly Film" icon next to the session times to see which cinemas and sessions are screening these films.
Werribee open range Zoo - An African safari in the city. Zoos Victoria is a world leading conservation organisation that is dedicated to fighting wild life extinction.
Address - K Rd, Werribee South, 3030
Telephone - 1300 966 784
Resources from Zoos Victoria web page.
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.
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.
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.
Takes a Village - Takes a village is an online social enterprise, connecting families with special behavioral needs with extra special carers. Families helpers, nannies and babysitters.
Contact via web page
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.