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Association for Children with a Disability

Family Support for Children with a Disability

At ACD we change the lives of families of children living with a disability.

But we can only do that because you, and people just like you, support our work and make a difference.

When disability becomes part of a child's life it can be a very stressful experience for the whole family. Without the right information, support and direction, families can become exhausted and isolated and dependent upon services that often don’t meet their needs.

For over 30 years, ACD has been empowering families of children with disability to have the highest expectations for their children to live an inclusive life in their community. We do this by providing support, information and advocacy planning.

Many of our team are themselves parents of children with a disability and this lived experience gives us a greater understanding of what many families of children with disability face in their daily lives.  We share our knowledge and experiences of the resources that are available and create connections with families seeking support and guidance.  

But most importantly, we remind them that they are not alone.

Most of our services are free of charge and we rely on funding from grants and donations to provide assistance to families through a dedicated telephone support line, in person via workshops across Victoria and through a range of printed and digital resources.

Help us to make a difference in these people’s lives. Make a donation to ACD today.

Thank you for supporting ACD. Your generosity does make a difference.

 

ACD Purpose and Principles

ACD exists to improve the lives of children with a disability and their families by:

  • Empowering families of children with a disability
  • Advocating for individual children with a disability and their families
  • Influencing public policy and program development to advance the rights of children with a disability and their families
  • Educating service providers, government and the wider community
  • Collaborating with others to improve life opportunities for children with a disability and their families
  • Celebrating the achievements of children with a disability and their families
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Contact Details

Suite 1 587 Canterbury Road
SURREY HILLS VIC, 3127

0398807000
Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.