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Disability Support Groups

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ABI Carer Support Group

Phone:  (03) 5341 8127
A group consisting of people caring for family members who have an ABI or related injury and to keep members up to date with new medical developments and funding.

 

Ararat and District Carers Group (for people who care for a young person with additional needs) meet on the second Tuesday of the month for lunch at various local venues. Meetings include guest speakers and informal lunches.

Contact Toni Hobson 0419 387 440.

 

Bacchus Marsh Carer Support Group Carers of an individual with a disability / dementia / frail aged or mental illness luncheon together as an opportunity to have a social outing, some peer support and a break from the caring role. Phone: (03) 5333 7104

 

Bacchus Marsh Disability Parent Connection group meet on the fourth Monday of each month, 10.30am - 12.30pm at the Darley Neighbourhood House in Bacchus Marsh, 33 Jonathan Drive, Darley

 

Bacchus Marsh Parent Support Group (Pinarc Support Services)

Carers of an individual with a disability / special need or a chronic medical condition meet once a month to share information and support in a social setting.

Phone: (03) 5329 1361

email Bacchus Marsh Parent Support Group

 

Ballarat Amputee Group

Phone:  0412 611 028
A self help group providing support to people who are amputees or are about to undergo amputation.  Support is offered through home and hospital visits.

 

Ballarat Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group (Pinarc Support Services)

Phone: (03) 5329 1361

email Ballarat Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group

Provides parent social support and information on services.

Contact Rebecca Paton on 53291361 or at rpaton@pinarc.org.au

 

Ballarat ADHD Parent Connection group aims to connect parents of children and teens with ADHD. The group meets twice each term, once for a morning tea and once for an evening workshop or dinner.

Contact Rebecca Paton on 53291361 or at rpaton@pinarc.org.au

 

Ballarat Blokes Brigade

A group for fathers of children with disabilities.
Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Blokes-Brigade-507431449463726

 

Ballarat Deaf Social Club Phone:0400 560  905                                                                                                  

email Ballarat Deaf Social Club  
Social support group for deaf and hearing impaired people. Group involves social activities, mutual support, fund-raising, information and guest speakers.

 

Ballarat Down Syndrome Parent Connection group meet regularly for support, discussion, information. 

To RSVP or for more information, contact Wendy at charingal.park@bigpond.com.     

 

Ballarat NDIS Parent Connection Group is a new group starting to allow parents of children eligible for the NDIS to gather and share information and ideas about preparing and implementing NDIS plans. Session for parents/carers of young children (0 – 12) with, or eligible for, NDIS plans.
This will be a relaxed, social session where parents can share their experiences of parenting children with disabilities and implementing NDIS plans.  

contact Rebecca Paton on 53291361 or at rpaton@pinarc.org.au

 

Ballarat Parents / Carers of Children with Epilepsy

Phone: 5223 1769

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Social support group for parents or carers of children with epilepsy.

 

Ballarat Parents Support Group for Disabled Children

Phone: 0410 332 496

email Ballarat Parents Support Group for Disabled Children  

Parent support group for carers of intellectually and physically disabled children of all impairments up to the age of 14.

 

Beaufort Carer's Support Group

Phone: (03) 5340 1135   

email Beaufort Carer’s Support Group 
This group provides an opportunity to share information and support. 

 

Carer Support Group

Phone:  (03) 5329 1101
A support group for carers.  Holds support meetings and lunches.  This group has been created for Carers to provide respite from caring for a couple of hours. 

 

Caring Friends Support Group 
Phone:  (03) 5334 2404

email Caring Friends Support Group
A support group for family and carers of people who are frail, aged, have a disability or a chronic illness, that meets for social outings at different venues at different times.

 

Creswick Carer's Club

Phone:  (03) 5345 2412
All are welcome, guest speakers and afternoon tea provided.  

 

Cystic Fibrosis Support Group
Phone:  (03) 5332 7751

email Cystic Fibrosis Support Group

Provides support and information for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families/carers. 

Down Syndrome Parent Support Group (Pinarc Support Services)
Phone: (03) 5329 1361

email Down Syndrome Parent Support Group   
Provides support and information to parents of children diagnosed with Down Syndrome and related disabilities.

Golden Plains Parent Support Group

Phone: (03) 5281 7553    
This group provides an opportunity for carers to come together in a relaxed atmosphere and network with others.

 

GROW Mutual Support 
Phone: 1800 558 268

email GROW Mutual Support

Visit the GROW web site   
GROW offers people organised friendly support through mutual help groups and a 12 Step Program of recovery.

Meniere's Support Group Vic
Phone: (03) 5339 9950

Visit the Meniere’s web site  
Offers information, support and friendship to Meniere's sufferers, carers, friends and family. 

Motor Neurone Disease Support Group 

Phone:  0408 129 243

Visit the Motor Neurone Disease web site  
Support Group provides an opportunity for people living with Motor Neurone Disease and their  families and carers to come together for mutual support and to share experiences. 

 

Multiple Sclerosis Association Support Group
Phone:  (03) 5332 6434

email Multiple Sclerosis Association Support Group  

A support group for people with Multiple Sclerosis.

 

SCODA (Supporting Carers of Disabled Adults)Carers of an individual 18 years or over with a disability / special need or a chronic medical condition meet once a month to share information and support in a social setting.

Contact Leigh on (03) 5342 9944

email SCODA

 

Scooter Club
Phone:  1300 650 615

email Scooter Club

For all users of mobility scooters, motorized and other types of wheelchairs.  The group meets for friendship and socialisation and a chance to interact with fellow scooter users.

 

Special Mums (Pinarc Support Services)

Phone: (03) 5329 1361

email Special Mums
A social group of carers come together once a month to support one another and lend advice to parents of children with severe disabilities and high physical and intellectual needs.

 

Very Special Kids - Ballarat
Ph:  1800 888 875 

email Very Special Kids  

Visit the Very Special Kids web site  
Very Special Kids supports families throughout their experience of caring for children with life threatening illnesses such as cancer, Muscular Dystrophy, neuro-degenerative and genetic conditions and rare syndromes. 

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