Able Australia (VIC)

Acronym: 
DBA

The Association provides specialist support to children and adults with dual sensory(loss hearing and vision) and or multiple disabilities. Originally formed by parents as a self help group, the Association today ensures the availability of a wide range of services for all people with deafblindness and related disabilities.The Recreation Program provides volunteer sighted guides, and support with communication and transport to enable people to undertake the activities of their own choice. Activities may include restaurant lunches, historic building and museum tours, winery and garden visits, golf, swimming and more adventurous pursuits, such as indoor rock climbing, horse riding and ice skating. The program offers regular weekday activities for adults and a Saturday Club (once a month) for people aged from 18 and older. For information about recreation activities, contact the Recreation Co ordinator on (03) 9882 7055, fax (03) 9882 9210, or TTY (03) 9882 6786.

Contact
Contact name: 
Julie Botten
Co ordinator
Phone 1: 
(03) 9882 7055
Phone 2: 
1300 225 369
Fax: 
(03) 9882 9210
Text Telephone Number: 
(03) 9882 6786
Address
Postal Address: 
PO Box 1213
CAMBERWELL
3124
Access
Access facilities: 
Limited wheelchair access - access available to get into 'service' although more limited inside the group homes
Opening hours: 
9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Disabilities: 
Sensory disabilities (deaf, blind, vision)
Activities: 
Recreation, outings, sport, adventure activities, horse riding, rock climbing, swimming, museum tours, ten-pin bowling competition
Service details
Fees: 
Membership (not details)
Area: 
Statewide, Office in Melbourne Metropolitan Area
Clients: 
People with a sensory disability, specifically people with a combined vision and hearing impairment, communication issues and multiple disabilities
Funding: 
State
Publications: 
Newsletter
Resources: 
Information, referrals, community education, library, respite, holiday house

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