Better Start for Children with Disability :
As from 1 July 2011 under the Australian Government’s Better Start initiative, children aged under six years who have been diagnosed with moderate or greater sight or hearing impairments including deafblindness, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or Fragile X syndrome are able to register to access early intervention funding.
Employment Assistance Fund:
Ongoing grant from JobAccess for All States and Territories in Australia. Purpose: To improve access to employment, work opportunities and work productivity for people with disability. The fund encourages and supports the employment of eligible people with disability by providing financial assistance to purchase a range of work-related services and modifications. Subject to meeting eligibility and application requirements, and funds being available. Apply online. Freecall: 1800 464 800.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (Australia): Information on the NDIS which will make sure Australians with disability have access to the services they need to participate in society, no matter where they live or how they acquired the disability. For SPEVI's involvement with NDIS, visit NDIS webpage
Website by RNIB (UK) for and co-designed and reviewed by young people who are blind or have low vision. Information on a wide range of issues that are important to blind and partially sighted young people under 25. Includes a variety of individual experiences, case studies and information from young people at each stage of their lives.