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The Australian Government Disability Services Census was developed to provide comprehensive information on Australian Government funded specialist disability services to assist in the planning, development and management of these services.
- The term 'disability' indicates an impairment which may limit a person's ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
- A disability can be caused by an accident, illness, trauma, genetic condition, aging or can occur from birth.
- A disability can affect a person's mobility, one or more of the five senses, moods and perceptions, or the way the brain functions.
Some people may have more than one type of disability.
For example, a person who has a vision impairment may also have an intellectual disability.
People with a disability are representative of the diversity of the Victorian population and may belong to a number of communities. For example, they could come from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or culturally and linguistically diverse background.
Disability Statistics Victoria Australia - No Data Currently to Hand.
The Office for Disability (http://www.officefordisability.vic.gov.au/) was established in the Department for Victorian Communities in 2006 (now the Department for Planning and Community Development) with a mandate to put disability on the agenda across the Victorian Government.
The Office is the first of its kind for Victoria and it's role is to:
- provide expert policy advice and support to the Minister for Community Services to implement a coordinated whole-of-government response to disability;
- manage programs and activities that will support the aims of the Office e.g Bar None Kit for Schools projects.
- support the development and implementation of disability action plans according to section 38 of the Disability Act 2006;
- support the Victorian Disability Advisory Council according to sections 11-13 of the Disability Act 2006
The Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia, Disability Services role is to fund providers across the non-government sector to deliver direct support and care to people with an intellectual, physical, sensory and neurological disability, and acquired brain injury in Victoria. The division also provides some care and support services to people with a range of disabilities. Their vision is to improve the quality of life for Victorians with a disability by encouraging supports that enhance independence, choice and community inclusion - www.dhs.vic.gov.au/disability