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Specialist Disability Family Services

The Specialist Disability Family Services program aims to address the challenges many vulnerable families experience with accessing disability support needs, particularly those available through the NDIS. The program assists families to navigate systems of disability support, including the NDIS, disability advocates, disability service providers and mainstream services.

Who it is for

Geelong Region
Parents and Children
Referral required

How to access this service


Frequently asked questions

Who can access this service?

The program is open to families with a child or parent/carer with a disability residing in the Barwon region. An NDIS plan is not required to access the service.

Further resources

Barwon Orange Door 

The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children.

Visit orangedoor.vic.gov.au for more information.

  • For families requiring support, please contact an Orange Door Intake Practitioner on 1800 312 820.
  • If you are a professional and wish to make a referral to The Orange Door, please complete the referral form (PDF version) (Word version) and email to barwon@orangedoor.vic.gov.au
  • The Orange Door is located at 83 Moorabool Street, Geelong

Bethany is part of the Barwon Child FIRST partnership, which operates from The Orange Door in Geelong.

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