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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 (deleted)  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 (deleted)  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
 BillBuddy App  Inclusive Mandurah
 Children's Global Hygiene Foundation  Independent Living Centre
 City of Mandurah  Interchange
 Clan WA  Little Atheletics - Peel District
 Community First  MAN - Healthier directions for males
 Cyber Safety  Ngala Parenting
 CYDA  Rivers Regional Council
 Daisy  Riverside Primary School
 DET   Stay Smart Online
  Fairbridge Village   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:

2022

Mandurah Country Music Festival - October 22-23

The inaugural Mandurah Country Music Festival with some of Australia’s best artists is coming to Rushton Park. Country music, good vibes, camping chairs, an abundance of amusement rides, delicious bites from some WA’s best Food Trucks and affordable drinks. This family-friendly event will have a lineup that would rival even the most renowned country music festivals, featuring some of the most celebrated names in the Australian music scene.

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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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