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If you have a child with autism, you are entitled to receive DSC support via an LAC.
This directory will help you locate the Local Area Coordinator (LACs) in Perth and in regional areas throughout Western Australia.
LACs assist people with disabilities and their families/carers to plan, organise and access supports and services. LACs
provide local support to children and adults with physical, sensory, neurological, cognitive and/or intellectual disability who are under the age of 65 at the
time they first apply for support.
Alternatively, please call (08) 9426 9352, freecall 1800 998 214
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Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing has information for carers on the National Carers Respite Program.
Commonwealth Carer Respite Centres provides a listing of the centres in Western Australia.
Carer Respite Centres are run by a variety of community organisations and are located in metropolitan and country areas. They can help
carers to find services that provide respite support in their local community.
Carers WA provides a range of support services to people who are caring for their family members including Carer Support Groups where you
can talk and share ideas, feeling, information, concerns and problems. They also provide fact sheets, including Taking a break, Emergency contact sheet, and
How to employ a personal care worker.
Perth Home Care Services offers short term emergency support for the primary carers of people with disabilities in the metropolitan area.
The service is for events that occur without warning that result in the carer being unable to care for their family member.
Crisis care service - a brochure from Perth Home Care Services [PDF 354
Commonwealth Carelink Centres can help you to find services that help you, or someone you care for, live independently in the
community. Staff can provide information and advice about household help, nursing care, meal services, home modifications, transport and others. They
can tell you the costs associated with the services and if there are any eligibility requirements.
Carelink Centres will advise you if you are eligible for assistance under the Home and Community Care Program.
Home and Community Care Program (HACC) is designed to assist people to live in their own homes and funds a range of organisations
in the community to provide assistance.
HACC website links:
Frequently asked questions - explains the sort of services available under HACC, who is eligible, who will assess your care needs and any costs
Community Care for Older People and People with Disabilities: Explaining the HACC Program - a pamphlet explaining the range and types of services
available and where to find help to access these services.
Respite care and farmstay activities.
Brendan & Shannon McCabe
PO Box 33, Brookton
Phone: 9642 1149
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