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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The Commonwealth and West Australian governments have announced an agreement for a nationally consistent but state-run National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Western Australia.

The following information has been collated from various sources to assist parents and carers of the Riverside ESC community. All information should be confirmed with your medical practitioner or current disability support contact.

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Our Community

Riverside Education Support Centre is part of a broad community that reaches across Mandurah and as far afield as Dwellingup, Pinjarra and Carcoola, although practicality limits enrolment to areas that can be serviced by the School Bus System or private transport.

The role of community is central to all schools, but is perhaps even more important for schools of children who require extra care. We therefore emphasise and encourage the child's whole community, imparting skills and knowledge that needs to be supported and upheld by every contributer to the child's wellbeing.

This emphasis on community is enabled by our community where you will find access to community resources and activities.

Useful Links for Parents and Caregivers

We list for your convenience information about several organisations that can assist families of children with disabilities. Inclusion of Organisations and Services on this list does not infer endorsement by Riverside ESC.

Please note, COVID-19 restrictions may have limited available services and the viability of some organisations to continue. Contact our school if you find the information below is no longer correct.

 4families  InclusionWA
 Access Mandurah  INKA
 Activ Library  Kalparrin
 Autism Association of Australia  Kidsport
 Cahoots  Kids Matter
 Cerebral Palsy  Manta Rays Swim Team
 Changing Places  Moving Home Tips
 Colour Blindness  National Disability Association
 Communicable Diseases - Department of Health  Play 2 Talk
 Create a Home to Thrive In  Raising Children Network
 Comprehensive Children's Health Guide  Riding for the Disabled
 Depression  School Age Therapy Services
 Developmental Disability WA (DDWA)  Sensory Friendly Flicks
 Directions Disability Support Services  Sesame Street and Autism
 Disability Services Corporation  Starkick
 Down Syndrome WA  Student Wellbeing Hub
 Equal Footingball League  The Hub
 Guide to Birth Injuries  Vision Australia
  Immunisation  W.A. Disable Sports Association
 Inclusive Mandurah  XYY Syndrome

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General Links

The following information and  links are provided for the benefit of the whole school community. While we endeavour to keep this webpage up to date your willingness to notify the school of outdated items, link issues and possible sites for inclusion will be appreciated.

 Airports, Travel & Special Needs Travel  Garden-to-Plate Project
 Asthma Australia  Headspace Mandurah
 Children's Global Hygiene Foundation  Inclusive Mandurah
 City of Mandurah  Independent Living Centre
 Clan WA  Interchange
 Community First  Little Atheletics - Peel District
 Cyber Safety  MAN - Healthier directions for males
 CYDA  Ngala Parenting
 Daisy  Rivers Regional Council
 DET   Riverside Primary School
 Fairbridge Village  Stay Smart Online
    VacSwim

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Funding for Disability

The Community Living and Participation Grants are managed by National Disability Services WA (NDS WA) and supported by Lotterywest.

Applications are made on behalf of individuals or groups of individuals by either:

  • An unincorporated community group that has a bank account in its name and holds regular meetings; or
  • An incorporated not for profit organisation.

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Provision (CAEP)

The Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP) of the Disability and Services Commission (DSC) provides an equitable, accessible and consistent state-wide scheme for the provision of equipment and home modifications to benefit people with a long-term disability living at home in the community.

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Sports - Get Involved

Young people, regardless of whether they have a disability or not, enjoy their sporting experiences in the same way. There are physical, mental and emotional benefits for children with disability who participate in physical activity. These include but are not limited to, promotion of fitness, increased self-esteem and a great confidence boost.

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Mandurah and Regional Events

The following learning and activity opportunities may be of interest to the Riverside ESC Community:

2020

Crab Fest

Crab Fest is the largest free regional community event in Western Australia and will be held on 14 and 15 March, 2020 attracting over 100,000 locals and visitors to the City of Mandurah. The event showcases the lifestyle, location, culture and talent that makes Mandurah so unique. Of course, Crab Fest would not be Crab Fest without a celebration of the native blue manna crab!

When: Saturday, 14 March 2020 from 10am – 8.30pm, Sunday, 15 March 2020 from 10am – 5pm

Information: crabfest.com.au

Note: This is a smoke-free, alcohol-free, pet-free event.

School Watch

School Watch is a partnership between the WA Police and the Department of Education aimed at protecting our schools from vandalism, theft and damage.

Who to contact:

School Watch: 1800 177 777

Police:  131 444

Security Monitoring Centre:  9264 4632

When you contact School Watch, Department security officers can quickly attend schools in the metropolitan area. The Police will attend if called.

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What's New

  • School Bus Service Update and 2021 Applications

    School Bus Services (SBS) have commenced planning for the 2021 school year. Please read the following for existing and new applications.

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  • Changing Places Update

    Mandurah is part of a statewide network of more than 30 Changing Places for peole with disabilities. Our city has three locations. These facilities are also part of a nationwide resource. Find out more below.

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  • Day for Daniel

    Day for Daniel is Australia's largest day of action to raise awareness for child safety, protection, and harm prevention. Held annually on the last Friday of October, this safety lesson is reinforced by the use of the "Help Me" app which is a mobile phone-based call for assistance in the event a child feels threatened.

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  • Supporting Mandurah's Access and Inclusion Plan Survey

    The City of Mandurah is seeking community input into the development of a revised Access and Inclusion Plan (AIP) 2020-2025. Our school is supporting this activity through the provision of survey information and forms so please take this opportunity to participate. The survey closes September 16.

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