Incontinence

Incontinence Incontinence Pads Scheme (under 16 years) What is it? The Western Australian Incontinence Pad Scheme (IPS) is a product subsidy scheme specifically for children to assist with meeting the costs of continence products. It is administered by Independence Australia and funded by the Disability Services Commission. A product subsidy […]

Sexuality

Sexuality SECCA SECCA is a non-profit organisation designed to support people with disabilities in their efforts to learn about human relationships, sexuality and sexual health across their lifespan. Helps individuals to develop skills that will empower them to make informed choices, while acknowledging their own individual capacity to enhance the […]

Employment

Employment JobAccess What is it? JobAccess is the national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers. Within this hub is many different subsidies and schemes that are available to disabled persons. There are also services of support for employers who may be subsidised […]

Education

Education Ensuring Equal Opportunities in Education How does Muscular Dystrophy affect my education experience? Having Muscular Dystrophy may affect a student’s education experience. For example, the student may fatigue easily, may require their classrooms and any excursions to be wheel-chair accessible, may need assistance carrying bags or books and may […]

Travel (For Healthcare or Vacation Purposes)

Travel (For Healthcare or Vacation Purposes) Air Travel for People with Disabilities How does Muscular Dystrophy affect your flying experience? There are many aspects of flying that may be impacted by having a physical disability, including: A requirement for a ‘fitness to travel’: If this is required, it will need to be […]

Recreational Activities

Recreational Activities Companion Cards What is it? A Companion Card is issued to people with a significant and permanent disability who require attendant care support from a companion in order to make use of community venues and participate in activities. Cardholders present their card when booking or purchasing a ticket […]

Transport

Transport Taxi Users Subsidy Scheme (TUSS) What is it? TUSS provides taxi travel at a reduced rate for people who have a severe and permanent disability that will always prevent them using conventional public transport services. Members of this scheme are provided with a membership card and vouchers to claim […]

Equipment

Equipment Wheelchairs Many people living with muscular dystrophy will come to depend on a wheelchair in order to move around independently. Decisions regarding when a wheelchair is necessary, and what type of wheelchair is suitable, should be made with the assistance of a medical professional such as a physical therapist, […]

Accessibility in the Community

Accessibility in the Community Access WA What is it? Access WA is an access guide that helps people with disabilities, as well as carers and seniors find accessible business and community facilities in WA. It is available for people of all ages and abilities, including people who use a wheelchair. […]

Financial Aid and Subsidies

Financial Aid and Subsidies Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy Scheme What is it? The Thermoregulatory Dysfunction Energy Subsidy Scheme assists financially disadvantaged persons with a thermoregulatory dysfunction to offset the energy costs associated with operating equipment to control the temperature of their home. For the purpose of this subsidy, thermoregulatory dysfunction is defined as […]