Queensland

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State Representative

Contact:  Raechel     qld@oiaustralia.org.au

Hi my name is Raechel; I am wife to David who has OI type 4. We have been married for 25 years. We have 2 beautiful children, Matthew no OI who is 18 and Sarah 16 years old and has OI type 4. David and I have been part of the OI Society since Matthew was born, 18 years. We have been to conferences in Sydney since Sarah was born. I have been a rep for Qld for a number of years, 11 years in fact. We held the last OI conference in Brisbane, first time in Qld………. Read more

Information for Queensland Children with OI

Information for Queensland Adults with OI


Wicked Wheelchairs

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Wicked Wheelchairs is a mobile service based in South East Queensland and services Northern NSW as well as clients as far as North Queensland. We can come to you to discuss your needs and to see the full extent of our range. We pride ourselves on our superb service, high quality and innovative products.

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Accessorise your Wicked Wheelchair

Once you have chosen your wheelchair you’re going to want to make it even more personal. Because our staff have used wheelchairs for years, we’ve found and personally tested the best accessories and that’s why we have the widest range of accessory choices.
Our accessories simply make life easier.  There’s some cool add-ons and gadgets here which you’re going to love.
It’s like all good things, once you’ve tried them you won’t look back!
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City of Brisbane Accessibility map https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQkIIJlzJy2DbXXzJjptRVByP-QMSWfhLJGypNX3CFQ2hLsHhNm

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See website for other accessibility maps in Brisbane….

Disclaimer
As much of the data included as part of the City of Brisbane accessibility map has been obtained from other agencies, The OI Society of Australia cannot guarantee that information contained in the accessibility map is comprehensive and up to date. The information in the accessibility map is for informational purposes only and is not suitable for legal, engineering or survey purposes.


Companion Card

Sample front of Companion CardIf you have a disability and a lifelong need for ‘attendant care support’ in order to participate in community activities and attend venues, the Companion Card can help you with the costs of getting out and about with the support of a companion.
Companion Card holders receive a second ‘companion’ ticket at no charge at participating venues and on public transport. The ‘companion’ ticket is also exempt from booking fees.
The Companion Card is issued in the name of the person who has a disability, and is valid for 5 years.
A companion is any person who accompanies a cardholder and provides attendant care support. The cardholder’s chosen companion may be a paid or unpaid assistant or carer, family member, friend or partner. More info:- Queensland Government Companion Card


 

Aids and equipment for community access (CAEATI)

The Community Aids, Equipment and Assistive Technologies Initiative (CAEATI) helps people with a disability participate in their communities by providing subsidy funding for a range of aids, equipment and assistive technologies.  More info:- Community Access (CAEATI)

Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS)

The Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) provides funding for medical aids and equipment to eligible Queensland residents who have a permanent and stabilised condition or a disability. The scheme helps people to live at home and avoid early or inappropriate residential care or hospitalisation.More info:- Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS)

Vehicle purchase and modification (VOSS)

The Vehicle Options Subsidy Scheme (VOSS) enables people with a disability, their families and carers to participate further in their community by providing a package of funding options to meet their vehicular access needs.More info:- Vehicle Options Subsidy Scheme (VOSS)


HomeBrisbane City Council             Disability, access and inclusion

Visit Brisbane City Council’s Disability, access and inclusion website to find out about braille trails, accessible community halls, libraries and parklands. More info:- Disability, access and inclusion


 

Queensland Government home         Queensland People with disability

Visit Queensland Government People with disability website, to find out about Support for families, carers and friends, Getting out and about, Legal information and your rights, For Community Care providers. More info:- Queensland People with disability


The OI Society of Australia

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that causes a person's bones to break easily, often from little or no apparent trauma. OI is also called "brittle bone disease." OI varies in severity from person to person, ranging from a mild type to a severe type that causes death before or shortly after birth.

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