NDIS, Community, Disability & Allied Health Services

Disability Matters

Disability Matters has been working actively in the Tablelands community to provide help and understanding with quality disability support care since 1990. Formed in response to community need, the organisation was originally known as Tableland Respite Care Association. The name was changed in May 2016 to better communicate what the organisation is all about: Disability Matters to us.

Disability Matters offers disability support services to the Tablelands region and also an extended catchment area from Cardwell to Cape York.

http://disabilitymatters.org.au/
Yes
Rights In Action
Ground floor
Professional House
88 Abbott Street, Cairns

Rights in Action is a non-profit, community based organisation that provides strong independent advocacy for people with disabilities who are in vulnerable situations.

We are completely on the side of the person with a disability and will support them where needed.

Rights in Action strongly supports people where we believe an individual has been taken advantage of or their rights have been infringed upon because of their disability.

Rights in Action provides advocacy assistance to people with disabilities who live in Cairns, Yarrabah, Mareeba and Atherton.

Rights In Action website
07 4031 7377
Breakthru
4/1 Jack Street, Atherton, QLD 4883

Being able to create your future your way.

breakthru is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering people to create their own futures. Through the provision of high-quality person-centric programs, we enable thousands of people every year to address mental health, employment, disability, homelessness, and training needs.

breakthru operates on the premise that everyone’s needs, preferences, and aspirations are different. Our commitment to client choice and family inclusion is well demonstrated through our individualised services and person-centered principles.

With over 20 years of demonstrated service to the community, breakthru supports both people who have transitioned to the NDIS and those who are awaiting transition in their area. As a nationally registered NDIS provider, breakthru can support you to access a range of supports, including NDIS.

In addition, we also recognise that sometimes to get the best job, you need to upskill yourself through additional learning or training, as a registered Training Organisation our team at breakthru can also deliver exceptional training across the East Coast of Australia.

We are proud to claim the title of social visionaries and we are committed to opportunity and advancement for all Australians and all our work underpins this ethos.

 

http://breakthru.org.au/
0407 594 080
Yes
Mamre Association – Pave the Way
Level 1, 1428 Logan Road
Mt. Gravatt QLD 4122

Mamre’s program Pave the Way has been working with families and people with a disability since 1982 to vision and plan for the future. With the advent of the NDIS we will continue to help families to vision and plan for the the future and also will be continuing our work with individuals in the area of capacity building.

Pave the Way is also state funded to inform and prepare far north Queensland potential participants about the NDIS.

Yes
Owen Allen Physiotherapist
5 Jack St, Atherton
4883
Clinical Physiotherapy support available through Atherton Family Physiotherapy and Malanda Medical Care

Owen has 37 years experience in generalist physiotherapy work, 50% in public hospital and 50% in private practice including all types of neurological and orthopaedic post acute rehabilitation and chronic pain. Not yet available for routine physiotherapy in the home however can assist the development of physiotherapy and occupational therapy services for NDIS clients in the Atherton, Mareeba, and Evelyn Tablelands.

(07)40915600 (Atherton family Physiotherapy
(07)40 912769
Yes
12 Old Smithfield Road, Freshwater
4870
Mobile Speech Pathology Servicing Cairns and Regional Surrounds

John Enriquez is a Certified Practising Speech Language Pathologist with over 20 years of clinical experience in the area of:
– Early Intervention and Children with Disabilities
– Adolescent and Adult with Disabilities
– Communication Assessments and Visual Supports
– Eating and Drinking Plans and Assessments
– Mealtime Management Plan and Monitoring
– Goal Setting and Individualized Therapy
– Parent/Educator/Carer/Staff/Keyworker Training
– Prep / School Readiness
– Literacy and Reading and Phonology
– Aged Care and Nursing Home Assessments
– Group Home and Supported Accommodation Visits

0438 233 265
Yes
FNQ Children’s Physio
16 Green Forest Road
Kuranda
4881
Specialist paediatric physiotherapy in Cairns and Atherton Tablelands

FNQ Children’s Physio provides specialised paediatric physiotherapy intervention to children in their natural environment including home, day care, school and community settings.
Joanne Backer is the Principal Physiotherapist at FNQ Children’s Physio and has worked extensively in paediatrics across the continuum of care.
Joanne is commited to providing a co-ordinated approach to child development and works closely with the team around the child, liaising with multiple health professionals and specialists, day care staff, schools and carers, providing reports as needed.

0429368600
Yes

We are Independent, Dedicated, Efficient and Always Listening to YOU. And that makes us your IDEAL plan manager.
You have maximum flexibility with how you want to spend your NDIS budgets. You can use any provider or therapist for stated supports in your plan, even if they are not registered with the NDIS. You can even hire your own workers.

How Plan Management Works
1. You access services and your providers send us your invoices.
2. We claim from the NDIS and pay the providers on your behalf.
3. If you are required to pay for anything upfront, simply provide us with the receipts and we will reimburse you directly.
4. We send you monthly statements to help you track your plan spending.

https://www.idealplan.com.au/
1300 800 110
Yes

At Independence World, we actively advocate on behalf of individuals with a disability that need more care. If a person has to constantly ask their friends, family or volunteers to assist them, it can break down relationships and those that are untrained can injure themselves, ultimately costing the tax payer more. A person may only need a only a few hours extra to stay healthy and happy, we help them get it. If they need 24 hour care, we have also helped people get that. Ask us for advice regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

http://www.independenceworld.com.au/
0400227956
Yes
Mobility Rentals & Sales
22/170 North Road,
4114
NDIS approved provider of mobility and disability equipment including wheelchairs, hospital beds, patient lifters and more.

Mobility Rentals and Sales offers a huge selection of the best quality mobility and disability aids for sale online with fast shipping available to Cairns. Their range includes hospital beds, wheelchairs, patient hoists, bathroom and toilet aids and much more. Shop online now.

Mobility Rentals and Sales
1300 460 070
Yes
Lifestyle Connections Association INC.
113-115 Aumuller Street
Bungalow, Qld 4870, Australia

Lifestyle Connections Association Incorporated is a family governed not for profit organisation. We assist people with a disability in the Cairns Area to plan what support they need to live an ordinary life within their community. We employ support people to assist individuals on a one to one basis to participate in their chosen recreation, leisure and lifestyle activities in generic community settings.

Lifestyle Connections Website
07 4035 6771
Enhanced Health Therapy Services
Servicing:
Townsville including Northern Beaches
Ayr
Ingham
Cardwell
Cairns
The Atherton Tablelands
Charters Towers
Innisfail/Tully

At EHTS, we work with adolescents and adults who may be experiencing barriers or significant changes to their life roles and occupations as a result of injury or disability. We understand that being independent and having quality of life is paramount to our clients.

Our team of therapists are dedicated to providing services that make a real difference. With over 35 years of combined experience, we deliver therapy with exceptional knowledge and skill that enables us to provide innovative solutions, to maximise the potential of our clients.

http://www.ehts.com.au/
Yes

Creating sustainable self-regulation tools for children with ASD, ADHD, tourettes, behavioural issues and so much more, through the magic of circus play, yoga and dance.

0413 769 786
Pending
Cootharinga North Queensland
UNIT 1/200 SCOTT STREET,
BUNGALOW QLD 4870

Cootharinga is a Not for Profit and iconic charitable community organisation which plays a major role in North Queensland communities by supporting people who live with disabilities.

07 4036 7900
Yes
Owen playing in and intercultural contemporary theatre 2015
Atherton
4883
Inclusive community contemporary dance training with Physiotherapist, Owen Allen

Owen Allen established Phoenix Functions in 2008 and designed the rEvolve inclusive dance facilitator training program in 2018. He has worked with people of all adult age groups and all abilities including professional dancers, the older person, people with parkinson’s syndrome, pschizophrenia, and visual impariment. The revolve program is for 15 years and over and suitable for anyone with the cognitive ability to follow instructions at a 12 year old level. Participants can otherwise have any level of physical ability and disability. Carers attend where necessary.

rEvolve Dance
0423430941
Yes
Audeara headphones measure your hearing and tailor the sound perfectly  for you.
5 Kybra Street, Newmarket, QLD
4051
Audeara A-01’s will enhance your experience and will help prevent sound-induced hearing loss by providing clarity through precision, not volume.

The comfort of sound tailored paired with active noise cancelling, the A-01’s will help reduce sensory overload in Autistic children. They can also be used as an assistive listening device and can make a significant difference to people with mild to moderate hearing loss, and for those who already have hearing aids. With diverse functionality, you can connect the A-01’s with any device, including the TV, tablet or smart phone.

Audeara is a NDIS registered provider so you can use your funding to support your purchase.

As doctors, we saw people dealing with hearing loss first hand, and decided to do something about it. We set out to build a device that would make hearing tests quicker and more accessible.

The A-01’s will enhance your experience and will help prevent sound-induced hearing loss by providing clarity through precision, not volume.

The comfort of sound tailored paired with active noise cancelling, the A-01’s will help reduce sensory overload in Autistic children. They can also be used as an assistive listening device and can make a significant difference to people with mild to moderate hearing loss, and for those who already have hearing aids. With diverse functionality, you can connect the A-01’s with any device, including the TV, tablet or smart phone.

Audeara is a NDIS registered provider so you can use your funding to support your purchase.

Hearing is one of life’s greatest gifts, and we believe it should be nurtured.

Try the Audeara A-01 experience for yourself today.

(Audeara NDIS provider number: 4050031051. Claimable under the daily adaptive equipment 03_131_0103_1_1 OR If eligible the claim could be under an Assistive Products for Hearing (Hearing Equipment) line item such as: TV device for hearing assistance: 05_220627232_0122_1_2 or Music devices: 05_220627230_0122_1_2)

1300 251 539
Yes
ARC Disability Services INC.
92 Little St. Manunda 4870
PO Box 942N North Cairns QLD 4870

ARC Disability Services Inc. is a community based organisation with a long history in the Cairns and Far North, supporting children and adults who have a disability their families and support networks. Established in 1976 by a group of parents with a vision for their children, we pride ourselves on being person focused, friendly, flexible and fun!

Our Vision is that people who have a disability are empowered to reach their full potential, dreams, and aspirations, enabling them to enjoy a fulfilling life of their choosing as valued members of the community.

We work collaboratively with our service users, their support networks, and the community, to facilitate a range of options and opportunities which promote active participation for all.

ARC Website
(07) 4046 3600
Yes
Deaf Services QLD
37 Pease St, Manoora QLD 4870

Deaf Services Queensland is the prominent service provider for Deaf and hard of hearing community members across all ages in Queensland with a focus on community and empowerment.

Deaf Services QLD website
(07) 4032 3033
The Arrowsmith Program is based on neuroscience research demonstrating that it is possible to address learning difficulties by identifying and strengthening weak cognitive capacities.
Cairns Parents Advocacy for the Arrowsmith Program are a group of parents working toward this program opening in Cairns. We would like the program to be available to school children, young adults and anyone wishing to improve their cognitive weaknesses.

The goal of the Arrowsmith Program is to help participants strengthen the weak cognitive capacities underlying their learning dysfunctions and to enable them to become effective, confident and self-directed learners for life.
It is a Cognitive Therapy Program that does not teach content, but changes the participant’s capacity to learn so that they can understand, absorb, retain, process and use the content. This lays the foundation for learning by strengthening critical cognitive functions necessary for meaningful participation in society. It enables those participating to experience life with strengthened cognitive function and to succeed where before they struggled and often failed.
The program is open for use within a school curriculum or as a stand alone course for those beyond those early years.

Kim 0439731593 Nikola 0437937930
No
Flexi Choice
130 Mason St Mareeba

Getting Ready for NDIS? We can help you.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will roll out in Far North Queensland in July 2018.
NDIS is a new way of providing disability support and will give people more choice and control. FlexiChoice is helping people understand and get ready for NDIS.

Because we are all unique with different circumstances and different objectives in mind, we require a personal plan which reflects our individual needs.
Its time to think about your future, your personal goals and what support you require to achieve these. What’s going to work best for you?

FlexiChoice can assist you to prepare for your NDIS assessment by identifying your needs, goals and what’s going to be important for you in the future.

Call 4092 2332 to organise a chat to ensure the best outcomes for your future under NDIS.

Flexi Choice Website
(07) 4092 2332
Yes
Anti Discrimination Commission QLD
McLeod Chambers
78 Spence Street (cnr McLeod Street)
Cairns

The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland is an independent statutory body established under the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (the Act). The head office is in Brisbane, and regional offices located in Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton.

We deliver frontline services to the Queensland community, including businesses, state and local government, the community sector and people throughout the state.

The Commission’s services include:

resolving complaints received under the Act;
delivering training to business, government and the community; and
promoting public discussion on human rights.

ADCQ Website
1300 130 670
113-115 Aumuller Street, Bungalow
4870
Supporting a Lifestyle for People with a Disability

A local family governed organisation that specialises in individualised support to assist people with a disability to have choice and control in their life.

Real Living Options Association Inc. works collaboratively with people with a disability and their families/support networks to provide assistant on a one to one basis on the following ways;

– To live in their own home or in the family home
– To have and/or maintain independence
– To participate in community
– To enjoy social and recreational activities

http://www.reallivingoptions.com.au
07 4035 5886
07 4035 5887
Yes
Think Mobility
239 Dalrymple Road
Garbutt, Qld 4814

Think Mobility sells online and in store, rents and maintains lifestyle and mobility aids to the general public as well as to patients funded by Federal, State and National funded schemes, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs and Transition Care (Federal Government), the Medical Aid Subsidy Scheme (MASS), Palliative Care (Queensland State Government), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS/NDIA) and National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS). We also serve other businesses including hospitals, aged care facilities and medical professionals. Think Mobility regularly assists families and carers as well as liaises with allied and medical health professionals.

https://www.thinkmobility.com.au/
07 4728 1200
Yes
Vuly Play
95 Ingleston Rd, Wakerley
4154
Vuly Play manufacture quality trampolines and playground equipment.

Vuly Play has been a long time supporter of children’s mental health by providing the highest quality trampolines and outdoor play equipment. The benefits of trampolining have been widely documented providing an excellent source of fun exercise.

www.vulyplay.com/en-AU
1300 667 514
Yes
COMPLETE MOBILITY & REHAB
Shop 1, 92 Anderson Street, Cairns

Assistive technology and mobility equipment provider.

http://www.completemobility.com.au/
0740321140
Yes
121A Sheridan Street
4870

Our Focus Is You | Locally Owned and Operated | We Accept All Referral Forms | We offer a comprehensive range of services, using the latest techniques and equipment, in a professional and sensitive environment | Our Services Include – MRI, X-Ray, CT, Ultrasound, Sports Imaging, Pregnancy Imaging, Breast Imaging, Nuclear Imaging, Computed Tomography (CT) Scans, CT Facet Joint Injections, CT Nerve Root Block Injections, CT Hydro Dilatation Injections, CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA), Ultrasound (US), Interventional Procedures, Echocardiography (ECHO), Dental X-Ray, Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD), Women’s Imaging

www.cairnsradiology.com.au
0740426850
No
Physiohealth
26 Toogood Rd, Woree QLD 4868

Physiohealth provides a comprehensive and effective physiotherapy service for people of all ages and conditions. Our “hands-on” personal approach is complemented by our large well-equipped gym area.
Physiohealth also has been offering hydrotherapy sessions for over 15 years achieving great results.
Hydrotherapy helps to decrease pain, increase range of movement and flexibility as well as develop muscle strength and is suitable for musculoskeletal, neurological and paediatric clients.

https://physiohealthcairns.com.au/
0740547577
Pending
DriveAbility & Howards Driving School
25 Hickey Close
Gordonvale Qld 4865

DriveAbility offers driving assessments for people with disabilities, either new drivers wanting to explore whether they can drive or not or drivers who’s licence has been suspended for medical reasons. Howards Driving school now has a modified vehicle (the only modified vehicle north of Townsville) so together we can assess clients with cognitive and now physical disabilities.

NDIS has funding codes for Driving Assessments, driving lessons and vehicle modifications.

http://www.howards.com.au/
Yes
Tableland Community Link Association Incorporated
11 Grove Street
Atherton
4883
Disability and Mental Health support service. Not for profit.
Vision – People with disabilities are welcomed, valued, accepted and have a genuine sense of belonging within their community. People with disabilities have the same rights as other community members in regards to everyday life experiences, opportunities and responsibilities.

TCL is a not for profit organisation in Atherton, North Queensland. TCL provides support on an individual basis and in group settings for people with disabilities and/or mental illness to have opportunities that increase their connection and sense of belonging within their community in the tablelands region. This includes all types of community options that compliment a holistic lifestyle. The support is negotiated between the person with the disability and/or advocate and the service.

Support Workers direct their efforts towards increasing the independence of the person with the ultimate aim of complete community interconnection wherever possible.

We are opening ‘The Grove’ very soon – a dedicated space to host activities and experiences that will increase opportunities for positive community inclusion.

TCL is a registered NDIS provider.

We are currently registered to provide the following support:

Assistance with personal activities and personal care
Assistance with daily life tasks in your own home, a group or shared living arrangement
Participation in community, social and civic activities
Managing life stages, transitions and supports
Development of daily living and life skills
Assistance with travel/transport arrangements
Assistance with household tasks
Plan Management

http://www.tclink.org.au/
0740917066
Yes
80 Wistaria St
4878
Builder

Bathroom Renovations for elderly and people with disability.

http://frankbuilder.com.au
0412773621
No
Cairns Occupational Therapy Pty Ltd
Calanna Health Centre
Suite 18, 600 Bruce Highway
Woree, 4868, Australia

Cairns Occupational Therapy provides Occupational Therapy services on a fee for service basis. Established 18 years ago by a Cairns local we aim to provide functional rehabilitation to increase safety and independence at home and work. We have four OTs to meet your needs.
We have expertise in Hand, wrist and arm therapy – including splinting
Scar, swelling and lymphoedema management – including prescription of compression garments
Home / work modifications and assistive equipment prescription and training
Pain management therapy – especially for neuropathic pain and chronic pain
Rehab following brain injury
Work rehabilitation services

http://www.cairnsot.com/
Pending
Endeavour Foundation
52 Aumuller Street
Portsmith QLD 4870

Endeavour Foundation is a not-for-profit charity headquartered in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is one of the largest disability service providers in Australia, employing over 1800 staff and supported by 1200 volunteers.

The organisation was established in Queensland in 1951 to support children with an intellectual disability. Endeavour Foundation now supports over 4,000 people with a disability across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria to live active and fulfilling lives at home, to find employment compatible with their abilities and to engage more broadly within the community.

Endeavour Foundation continues to advocate, innovate and push the boundaries for its customers, encouraging them to live their lives to the full and working closely with them to help make their possibilities a reality.

Endeavour Website
1800 363 328
Specialised Speech Services
PO Box 262 Stratford, QLD 4870

Gail’s passionate interest in working in the area of communication & swallowing disorders developed after working as Speech and Language Pathologist with many different clientele in various parts of the world. Following her graduation from La Trobe University in Melbourne she worked in the areas of early intervention, adult neurology and learning difficulties of all ages. Her clinical work also took her on many exciting learning travelling experiences in the UK, Canada, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.

Gail now thoroughly enjoys directing & consulting with the Specialised Speech Services team and Vocal Boot Camps with a variety of Health Professionals and Corporate Business personnel with similar philosophies ; to promote client’s communication, swallowing & vocal skills and to see positive outcomes when applied to their everyday lives.

WE HAVE SPECIAL INTERESTS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS WHICH MAY ASSIST YOU:

COMMUNICATION & SWALLOWING

We specialise in many areas to improve your communication and swallowing skills using preventative techniques to minimise the risk of developing issues eg. fluency therapy techniques if you would like to manage your speech dysfluency better or rehabilitation & compensation techniques to help you eat & drink safely with enjoyment.

VOICE

Statistics show that professional voice users maybe like yourself are in the 60% range of developing a vocal issue & that prevention is simple!

preventative techniques to minimise the risk of developing issues with your voice eg. nodules on your vocal cords
increase your ability to project your voice over a noisy audience
if you would like to improve the quality, pitch and tone of your voice
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
business communication coaching by facilitating your awareness of & ways to improve your communication skills including effective use of your voice during your promotional, marketing, sales and public speaking events.
ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY (ABI)
re-training your communication and swallowing skills if you have an acquired brain injury
MENTAL HEALTH
working with you to improve your communication, voice & swallowing challenges influenced by your mental health
ACCENT REDUCTION
reducing your accent which interferes with people understanding your verbal speech production eg. when English is your Second Language (ESL)

Specialised Speech Services Website
0412 906 241

Inspire Early Intervention is an holistic early childhood early intervention and family wellbeing clinic in Kewarra Beach.
Lorna McInnes offers a range of services at the clinic , including Holistic Wellbeing and Counselling, Early Childhood Early Intervention plans, programs, strategies and support for children age 0-6 with a developmental delay or disability and their families/carers. Lorna is a registered NDIS provider of ECEI and Therapeutic Supports, and specialises in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

457248889
Yes
Peak Plan Management – Far North Queensland
PO Box 1981
Bakery Hill Vic 3354
4870
Our friendly and knowledgeable finance team offer NDIS plan management services with a personalised approach. With regional Client Liaison Officers to meet face to face, we are local and approachable and ready to work with you and your providers to ensure smooth implementation of your NDIS plan.

Peak Plan Management provides a simple, straight forward approach to ensuring our clients’ NDIS plans run smoothly. We appreciate that self-management can be time consuming and create unnecessary stress for many participants. We undertake provider payments and budget monitoring as well as liaise with providers, as well as assist to set up service agreements and trouble shoot purchasing as required. We make payments to providers twice weekly and also offer a handy phone app to track all expenditure in real time. We are independent and 100% committed to you which gives you Choice, Control and Freedom.

http://www.peakplanmanagement.com.au
1300 73 23 24
Yes
National Disability Support Services
Level 19
644 Chapel Street
South Yarra VIC
3141
National Disability Support Services

National Disability Support Partners or NDSP is a compassionate organisation made up of knowledgeable stakeholders committed to providing innovative support services within a fun and trustworthy environment.

NDSP is a NDIS registered provider, specialising in Plan Management

We are here to manage your NDIS funds on your behalf. Our experienced staff are highly skilled and ready to help you!

Plan Management with NDSP allows you..
To live your life while we manage claims, payments and administration of your NDIS budget
The opportunity to have full choice and control of service providers
To have access to our diverse skillset of extensive NDIS and accounting experience
The advantage of transparent communication between NDSP, you and your providers
To ensure fast payment processing

https://ndsp.com.au/
1300 63 63 77
No
LifeTec Australia
Townsville Display Centre

Shop 3a Domain Central (next to Spec Savers)
103 Duckworth St
Townsville QLD 4814
Australia

LifeTec is a social enterprise that provides dedicated assistive technology (AT) services. Our aim is to enable people of all ages and abilities to actively engage in home, work, school and community life. Established in 1981, LifeTec has a team of health professionals including occupational therapists, speech pathologists and physiotherapists who have a passion for AT. LifeTec works closely with individuals, families, carers and their support organisations along a simple evidence informed AT pathway Imagine Seek Choose Live to find the most appropriate solutions based on your needs and aspirations

https://lifetec.org.au/
07 3552 9004
Yes