What is the Disability Advisory Service
The Disability Advisory Service is an independent personalised phone based service that provides information on disability services systems such as the NDIS. The Disability Advisory Service can also help you to find and make contact wit the services, supports and product suppliers who best suit your requirements. Face to face meetings with Disability Advisory Service staff may be possible under some circumstances.
Who provides it?
The Disability Advisory Service is provided by the Catalyst Foundation, which was formally known as the Seniors Information Service and which has been custodian of the former DIRC (Disability Information and Resource Centre) database since late 2014. Catalyst Foundation is an organisation that is dedication to “People Helping People” through the provision of information, referral, linkage, support and education.
The Directory & Marketplace
The Disability Support Marketplace (www.disabilitysupportmarketplace.com.au) is a new directory of services and products for people living with disability. It is a free resource that all South Australians can access as a one-stop-shop to discover and if appropriate, contact service providers and product suppliers for a service.
Do you have a diagnosis?
If you haven’t had a diagnosis please contact us on (08) 8168 8776 and we will try and find you the appropriate professional help.
Have a diagnosis, but not linked into a disability service system such as the NDIS?
Please give us a call on (08) 8168 8776 and we will lead you through the NDIS eligibility requirements, the roll out of the program in South Australia, and the steps you need to take to test your eligibility. If you do not meet the age restrictions which apply to the NDIS, or if you live in an area where that service is not available yet we can help you explore other options.
Have a diagnosis, linked into a system, but no planner or plan yet?
Please contact us on (08) 8168 8776 and we will help you explore the options available to you.
Have a care plan and a coordinator?
Use the Disability Support Marketplace , or call us on (08) 8168 8776, to help you find the right providers at the right price.