walk 4ABILITY

Let's focus on the abilities and celebrate this
'International Day of Disabilities'

Charities

All proceeds raised at the event will go towards the following charities:

Boundless

Boundless Canberra is the ACT’s first inclusive playground, a space where children of all abilities can play together. Boundless is designed as a space where all children can experience the benefits of play. Somewhere they can socialise, explore, challenge physical limits and make new friends.

Stage 1 of Boundless opened in October 2014. The support of the Canberra community, Australian and ACT governments made Stage 1 possible. As anyone who has visited the playground will know, it is proving very popular with Canberra families.

Funds are now being raised to build the next stage of the playground. Coming to Boundless in the near future will be a great big slide, additional shade and more spaces where children can explore and play. Work is also underway to support health professionals so they can use play at Boundless to enhance therapeutic programs and to provide volunteer helpers to assist families visiting the park. Another key part of future stages is construction of a kiosk that will provide employment opportunities for people with a disability.

For more information or to donate to Boundless visit www.boundlesscanberra.org.au

Canberra Chargers Wheelchair Basketball

The Canberra Chargers Wheelchair Basketball club is a small player run club with an active playing group of 15-20 players ranging from 10 to 40 years of age.

The Canberra Chargers promote inclusion within the community and welcome any person to come and join no matter what the ability, age, gender and disability we also welcome all able bodied players to come and join.

We currently train on Monday nights at 6:30pm at the Harrison Primary School. If you are interested in playing please feel free to contact us on our Facebook page -Canberra Chargers Wheelchair Basketball or send an email to canberrachargers@gmail.com

Friends of Brain Injured Children

Our Organisation

FBIC supports families of brain injured children. We provide information on available treatments and intensive therapies, help arrange financial support for children to access therapy programs, help with the identification of problems and facilitate friendship and social activities between families.

FBIC is a member of SHOUT (Self Help Organisations United Together). SHOUT works to provide members with a range of services and facilities to help set up and maintain self-help groups in the ACT.

FBIC promotes the importance of early identification and intervention in getting the best possible outcomes for your child. Although damage to the brain cannot be repaired, early intensive treatment can create new pathways to help your child learn and/or relearn speech, cognition and movement. The earlier treatment is started, the better the outcome.

Caring for a child with brain injury is a daunting task for any family. We've been helping families in the ACT since 1988.

Contact us today - we're here to help you.

www.fbic.org.au

Phone - SHOUT Office (02) 6290 1984

Email - fbiact@shout.org.au

Our Mission

To help children with brain injury achieve maximum recovery.

Our Aims

To encourage the use of a wide range of early intensive therapies, and to provide families of children with brain injury the support, information and financial assistance for therapy.

Technical Aid to the Disabled ACT

Technical Aid to the Disabled (TADACT) is a registered charity and not for profit organisation specialising in arranging for the provision of equipment to people with disabilities, older people and their carers, that is not otherwise available from commercial sources.

TADACT engages the services of skilled volunteers to satisfy requests for assistance. It does not produce aids or equipment itself. The skilled volunteers donate their time and expertise to provide creative solutions by:

  • Designing and making equipment which is not commercially available and is needed to enable people with disabilities of any age, older people, and their carers in the ACT and South Eastern NSW to become more independent in their daily lives.
  • Modify commercially available equipment to make it better suit the person's needs, repair equipment, provide specialised technical advice or refer clients elsewhere if appropriate.

This will help people with a disability and older people, and their carers, to enhance their quality of life and better participate in and contribute to the community.

The high quality and performance of any item which TADACT delivers is ensured by our Professional Engineering staff, who oversee the design, production and modification process.