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Basketball Victoria has developed a number of programs designed to meet the needs of participants with a disability. Programs such as Skill, Fun and Play and Aussie Hoops Oz Ball have been modified, allowing participants with a disability to learn, develop and practice basketball skills in a supportive environment.
Eligibility: People with a Disability.
Program Hours: Variable
Address: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park 3206
Phone: 9927 6666
Fax: 9927 6677
Email: enquiries@ basketballvictoria.com.au
Office hours: 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday
The City of Boroondara Home and Community Care (HACC) program runs four Social Groups on weekends. The Social Group programs provide meaningful respite opportunities for parents and carers of young people with a disability.
The objectives of the program are to:
• Provide positive experiences that enhance individual development and community participation
• Focus on individual interests and provide increased opportunities for decision making
• Support the carer relationship by providing regular short-term respite
• Foster partnerships and integration with other service providers in the region.
As the service is provided in a group setting, attendees are required to have minimal support needs and be independent with toileting, mobility and behaviour management. Activities include: museums, sporting events, BBQ’s, theatre/musical productions, markets, ten pin bowling, football games, movies and so forth. An in-home assessment is required to determine eligibility, hours, and fees in accordance with the HACC guidelines.
Eligibility: People with a disability, aged 9 -32 years and living in the City of Boroondara.
Program Hours: Saturdays & Sundays. Variable times depending on the group.
Office Address: 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122
Phone: 9278 4722
Fax: 9278 4748
Email: ageing.disabilityservices@ boroondara.vic.gov.au
Office hours: 8:30am – 5:15pm Monday - Friday
Club Wild is one of Australia's leading community arts organisations run by and for people with a disability. Club Wild supports the creative expression of people with a disability through music, dance, multimedia and performance, and champions their equal participation in society - in a seriously funky style! Club Wild runs an exciting program of disability friendly dance parties, training and creative workshops on songwriting, music performance, drumming and dance, hip hop, rapping, DJing, MCing, multimedia and more.
Program Hours: Dance parties at North Melbourne Town Hall Friday 7pm - 10pm. Workshops open during the day and on weekends.
A basketball competition for people with intellectual disabilities.
Eligibility: 5 years plus.
• Thursday & Friday nights 6.00pm - 9.00pm
• Sunday training 5pm - 6pm.
Competitions: Leeds Street Stadium East Doncaster and DISC Stadium Springvale Road Donvale
Phone: 9842 8319
Fax: 9842 8512
The Recreation Program provides respite to families through regular planned social and recreational group activities for young people. Young people who have a disability are able to experience a variety of community based activities, develop social skills and increase their level of independence.
• Recreation groups are formed taking into consideration the age and abilities of the participants.
• Each group has one to three respite care workers, as well as, a pool of volunteers providing support.
• Groups meet at least once a month, usually on a Saturday, for recreational activities. In addition, groups have weekends away during the year.
• School holiday activities and camps for 12 – 18 year olds are run in each of the school holidays for current participants.
Eligibility: People aged 12 – 35 years living in the areas of Boroondara, Manningham, Monash & Whitehorse.
Program Hours: Weekends and school holidays
Office Address: 2 Kendall Street, Canterbury 3126
Phone: 9836 9811
Fax: 9888 5272
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Office hours: 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday
Jewish Care currently offers four groups for Jewish people with a disability. The aim of these groups is to provide an opportunity for people with a disability to develop friendships while trialling a range of recreational activities (eg. Bowling, picnics, movies, arts & crafts)
Eligibility: People aged 13 years plus with a disability.
Program Hours: Weekends, and school holidays.
The YMCA Nubuddy Program is aimed at offering people over the age of 15 with intellectual and some physical disabilities water based activities in a fun, social, supportive environment.
Eligibility: Young people and adults aged 15 years plus, with intellectual and some physical disabilities.
Program Hours: Every Saturday, two groups per day. Each group attends once per fortnight.
Address: Tormore Road, Boronia 3155
Phone: 9762 3133
Fax: 9720 6168
Office hours: 9am – 6pm Monday - Friday
The Leisure Access Program (LAP) is a recreational and social program developed for teenagers and young adults in the Manningham area living with disabilities. A variety of programs are offered, which are suitable to each particular group's needs and interests whilst also providing respite for parents and carers. Activities are run as either a day program on a Saturday or an evening program on a Wednesday, dependent upon the group. School holiday programs (SHLAP) also offer an opportunity for all the LAP members to get to know each other and socialise with their friends. All groups are fully supervised and supported by qualified and enthusiastic staff during each activity.
Eligibility: Three groups
• Red: High needs, challenging behaviour
• Green: 12-25 (approx) years old
• Rap: Quite independent over 25 year olds
• 6.00pm - 9.00pm, Wednesday.
• 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturday.
Address: 3 Mitchell Street, East Doncaster 3109
Phone: 9848 9544
Fax: 9848 7455
Office hours: 9am - 5pm, Wednesday and 9am - 1pm, Friday
Montrose Football Club offers the opportunity for young people aged 12 years and over to learn the skills of Australian Rules Football. The clinics are supported by experienced coaches and club volunteers.
Eligibility: People aged 12 years and over with an intellectual disability.
Program Hours: 11am – 1pm, Sundays (during football season)
Address: Montrose Primary School Leith Road Montrose 3765
Phone: 9728 4675
Ringwood Spiders football club provides Australian Rules football opportunities for people with a mild to medium intellectual disability. We compete in the Football Integration Development Association (FIDA) which has been successfully run since the early 90’s and has over 400 participants throughout Victoria.
• Senior Team (14 – 40 years)
• Lake Side Café Junior Development Squad (14-16 years)
• Cheerleader Squad
• Social & Recreation Activities
Eligibility: People aged 11 years plus who have a mild to medium intellectual disability.
Program Hours: Variable due to program, mainly on weekends. Senior Team – training Wednesdays 5.30pm – 6.45pm at Jubilee Park, Ringwood. Games fortnightly on a Sunday morning (at one of 3 grounds)
The aim of Lysterfield Sailability is to introduce people of all ages and abilities to the joys of sailing in a straightforward, fun, inexpensive way. Recreational sailing in specially designed Access Dinghies for people of all abilities, with a purpose built jetty and a lifting hoist for people with physical disabilities. Run from October to May, the Lysterfield Sailability program runs Wednesdays, every second Sunday and soon to be Fridays for disability support groups, special schools and individuals. Some formal training and coaching opportunities are also available. This great program is run solely by volunteers – feel free to make volunteer enquiries too.
Eligibility: People of all ages.
Program Hours: Variable - Wednesdays, every second Sundays and maybe Fridays.
Address: Lysterfield Lake Horswood Rd Lysterfield 3156
Phone: 9754 2274 Belgrave Sth Community House or 0411 044 591 Leanne Skinner
Fax: 9752 6363
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or sailability@ yachtingvictoria.com.au
Office hours: 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday
20 locations state-wide
The aim of Sailability is to introduce people of all ages and abilities to the joys of sailing in a straightforward, fun, inexpensive way. Recreational sailing programs for disability support groups, special schools and individuals. Some formal training and coaching opportunities also available.
Eligibility: People of all ages living in Victoria
Program Hours: Variable depending on local program schedules.
Phone: 9597 0066
Fax: 9598 7384
Email: sailability@ yachtingvictoria.com.au
Office hours: 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday
The TwYlight Disco is a Manningham YMCA Youth Services run event, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Doncaster and the TRY Activities Centre. TwYlight is held four times per year specifically for people living with a disability, providing a safe and fun environment for the participants to let their hair down and dance the night away.
Eligibility: People living with a disability (open age).
Program Hours: 3 hours, 4 times a year (dates to be advised).
Bridging the Gap provides an opportunity to make lasting friendships, have fun, get involved in the community and develop independence skills, by participating in an exciting range of recreation programs for adolescents and young adults with a disability. The program is designed to support participants who are currently transitioning from children to adult services. Activities are age appropriate, fun and challenging, and provide great opportunities to make new friends and explore a variety of activities.
Eligibility: People aged 16 - 25 years living in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.
Program Hours: Sunday - fortnightly. Camps - vary.
Office Address: 535-537 High Street Road, Mount Waverley 3149
Phone: 9809 6820
Fax: 9803 0800
Email: respite.services@ villamaria.com.au
Office hours: 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday
Wheelchair sports Victoria (WSV) is the leading provider in sport and recreation for people with a physical disability throughout Victoria. Established in 1963, WSV provides an extensive range of sport and recreation opportunities, some of which include: wheelchair basketball, athletics, swimming, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, hand cycling, lawn bowls, boccia, 7-a-side football and shooting. The majority of our members include: spinal cord injury (paraplegia and quadraplegia), lower limb amputees, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and various other physical conditions affecting mobility.
Eligibility: WSV provides sport and recreation opportunities for people of all ages with physical and sensory disabilities.
Program Hours: Variable.
Access for All Abilities is a Victorian Government initiative coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria. For over 10 years the program has, and continues to support and develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people with a disability throughout Victoria. Mums, dads, kids, families, friends, seniors, support people, clubs, sporting associations, leisure centres and disability groups can also get involved.
Access for All Abilities providers are professionals working at a community level to support and develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people of all abilities. Access for All Abilities providers promote and encourage a range of sport and recreation opportunities across the state from basketball to cricket, walking, aussie rules football, soccer, sailing, and more.
Access for All Abilities providers can offer you:
• A variety of ideas and contacts to get you active and involved
• Links to organised activities at local facilities
• Timely and up to date advice on the latest sport and recreation opportunities in your area
• Pathways to sport and recreation opportunities right up to an elite level
• Opportunities to be trained and undertake roles to coach, umpire and volunteer.
Eligibility: People with a disability living in the Shire of Yarra Ranges
Address: Shiralee House, 1 Little Yarra Road, Yarra Junction 3797
Phone: (03) 5967 5833 or 0447 301 445
If you are a child, teenager or adult with a disability, Yooralla's Recreation Team can get you more actively involved in all kinds of recreation experiences. The recreation team has workers with particular expertise in:
• Health and fitness
• Holidays and travel
• Community recreation.
Eligibility: People aged 6 years and over who have a disability. Service priority is given to people who have high and complex support needs.
Program Hours: Variable depending on activities.
Office Address: 244 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
Phone: 9916 5800
Fax: 9916 5900
Office hours: 9am – 5pm Wednesday - Friday