Part A: Services and Support for People with Disability - Program Guidelines
The Australian Government helps to support people with disability, their families and carers, through programs and services, benefits and payments.
The Services and Support for People with Disability Program provides support to people with disability, their families and carers, through grants and funding to organisations that deliver services for people with disability.
Under Services for People with Disability, the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) funds a number of services for people with disability and their carers, including supported employment services, advocacy, a national booking service for Auslan interpreting services, print disability services, support services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, support services for children with Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, cerebral palsy, moderate or greater vision or hearing impairments, respite services, accessible communities, supported accommodation for people with disability, leadership support for people with disability and Outside School Hours Care for Teenagers with Disability.
FaHCSIA is also working closely with the state and territory governments on 5 key priority reform areas under the National Disability Agreement.