South Australia

State Representative

My name is Jennifer (Jenny)  and I have OI type 1.   My family has 15 documented  members with the same condition.
I am a  born and bred South Australian and have lived in the Gawler area for 28 years with my husband, children and grandchildren.
I joined the Society 2 years ago and became a board member with myself taking over the S.A. representative role from Abby.
My passion is to help people and being the S.A. Representative I want to be a  voice for OI, getting better services and making a difference  for my family and for my community.
In my spare time I like to spend time with family, friends, trips to the beach and sketching.


Contact:  Jenny

Independent Living Centre

For further information or to make an appointment to visit the display please contact the Independent Living Centre. The Independent Living Centre offers free advice on equipment and techniques to help you with everyday tasks.
11 Blacks Road
Gilles Plains SA 5086
Phone: 1300 885 886 (SA & NT callers only) or 8266 5260

Accessible off street parking is available.

The Independent Living Equipment Program (ILEP)

For people who have permanent disabilities and are clients of Options Coordination. It is administered by the Independent Living Centre of SA.

Telephone (08) 8266 5260 – Freecall 1300 885 886
Apply for equipment and home modifications
The Equipment Program provides eligible people with equipment and home modifications for mobility, access, transfers, bathing and personal care, pressure management, seating and communication. It services the clients of Disability SA, Disability and Domiciliary Care Services, Novita Children’s Services and Minda Inc.

Domiciliary Equipment Service (DES) provides delivery and installation of equipment to help people to live independently.
a leader in the provision of Assistive Technology Services in South Australia.

DES provides services to South Australians who are:
clients of the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Equipment Services
participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
clients of some hospitals and non-government organisations
wanting to hire equipment privately


Technical Aid to the Disabled [SA] (TADSA) is a state-wide not-for-profit, voluntary organisation that as one major objective – to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, and the aged, by creating, modifying or repairing devices where there is no other solution readily available. TADSA can also offer specialised technical advice and information to people with disabilities and those who care for them. In short, TADSA exists to apply innovative technology so that the lives of people with disabilities may be significantly improved.

Through the Freedom Wheels program, TADSA also provides modified bicycles for children who, through disability, are unable ride a regular bicycle.

metro (08) 8261 2922
national 1300 663 243 (Cost of a local call)
fax (08) 8369 1051
PO Box 540
Modbury, SA 8092

Royal Society for the Blind
31 Blacks Rd
Gillies Plains, SA 5086
9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Thursday  Closed Fridays


Les Brazier Special Vehicles

Australia’s premier converter of Vehicles for Wheelchair Accessibility – be it Transportation of or Self Drive. Our modified Vehicles are all certified to be compliant with the relevant ASA’s and ADR irrespective of which state they are for use in.

General Inquiries:
Phone:(Aust) 08 8255 1947 (Int) +61 8 8255 1947

Whyalla Access Group

0455 824 995
C/- Whyalla Public Library, Whyalla Norrie, SA 5608

Home Care Equipment – Helping You Maintain Your Independence

Call (08) 8338 7988
for Hire, Sales & Delivery
664 South Road, Glandore SA 5037

Independent Living Care & Mobility Centre

Independent Living have been South Australian family owned and operated for over 20 years. We are experienced in providing mobility aids both for sale and hire. Our aim is simple, to keep you independent!

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)      

Phone 1800 800 110
NDIS website

 NDIS Local Area Coordinators

(various office contacts servicing South Australia)


Novita Children’s Services is the main provider of therapy and family support services to children, aged 0-18 years, with physical or multiple disability living in South Australia
Telephone (08) 8243-8243

Physical Disability Council of South Australia Inc.

Address 302 South Road Hilton, South Australia, 5033
Phone(08) 8152 0966
Fax(08) 8152 0447

Disability Rights Advocacy Service Inc.

(formally known as MALSSA)
mission is to safeguard and promote the rights and interest of people with a disability, their families and carers.
Adelaide Office
Shop 4/80 Henley Beach Road
Mile End SA 5031
Phone 08 8351 9500 (also regional offices)

Disability SA 

provides information about disability services in South Australia including;

Consumer Information
Service Providers
Disability Care Australia
Disability Types
Information Services
Aboriginal people with disabilities
Disability Events

SA Government Access Disability Services
Link to information:

ASSIST Therapy Services

supports eligible adults with disability in South Australia.
We manage the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands Allied Health Service – a visiting physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology service to the APY Lands. This service is for adult Anangu people with disability and those who are elderly.
Phone 1300 745 477 or +61 8 8266 5260
Contact Disability Information Service
General enquiries
Phone 1300 786 117 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

Disability Resources – SA

To assist you in finding the services offered to you by disability support groups and government organisations

Companion Card

A card issued to people with a permanent disability who require attendant care support which allows a companion to enter free of charge to participating venues and activities. In South Australia the Companion Card is free and is valid for ten years. It provides access to cinemas, theatres, councils, zoos and many other South Australian activities.

Advocacy for Disability Access and Inclusion Inc.

Aim: To achieve better opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.
149 Currie Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8340 4450
Fax: (08) 7226 1079
Freecall: 1800 856 464
(Country callers)
Regional Office
Room 6, 31 Old North Road
PO Box 892
Clare SA 5453

Family Resources

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres can help you with respite co-ordination appropriate to your local area. Centres also have funding that can be used to purchase short term or emergency respite when you need it.

Also can help you with local information to support independent living for people who are aged or have a disability and their carers.

Carer Support and Respite Centre Inc. (CS&RC)

is trading as Carer Support. We are funded by state and federal governments. Through our funding, Carer Support provides services to carers in the East and South Metropolitan areas of Adelaide from offices located in Glandore (East), Campbelltown (East) and Morphett Vale (South).


provides useful information to connect you with disability service providers in South Australia.
On MySupportAdvisor you can also have your say about the services you use and see the feedback left by others. This can help you to make choices about disability services.

Raising Children

This page has information about a range of child, family and parent services and support organisations in South Australia.

Government of South Australia – Disability

This government website has information about services and support available for people with a disability in South Australia.

Life Without Barrier

first priority is to deliver the best lifestyle arrangements for you and we often respond to multiple, rather than single, requests for assistance. On a practical level, we make life easier for people with disability and their families or carers through a range of services.

SA Directory of Community Services

Information database of South Australian health and community services.
Find out about help available from government, non-government and community services throughout SA
find out how you can connect with and get involved in your community

Disability Contacts and locations

General enquiries
For general enquiries and information about disability services and support in South Australia contact on 1300 786 117 (9.00 am – 5.00 pm) or email
Emergency after-hours contacts
In a life threatening emergency situation, contact the emergency services by phoning 000.
For after-hours emergencies relating to existing clients, contact Disability Services by phoning 8372 1414. This number is available 5.00 pm to 7.00 am weekdays and 24 hours on weekends and public holidays.
For other emergencies, phone Crisis Care on 131 611 from 4.00 pm to 9.00 am on weekdays and all day weekends and public holidays.

Disability SA central office
PO Box 70 Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone 8415 4250

Disability Recreation and Sports SA

is a not-for-profit, member-driven Association that strives to support people with a disability to lead active, healthy and connected lives through participation in recreation, fitness and sport.

DRS actively partners with other NFP’s, government agencies and the wider community to ensure people with a disability can access the widest possible range of services and activities regardless of age, location, cultural background, or type of disability.

Lolly Jar Circus

is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has developed a circus skills program for young people with a disability.

Controlled Scuba Diving SA

Fishing group

2nd Sunday of each month and is held at the Garden Island Grand Trunkway, Taperoo (near Port Adelaide).
Its free of charge and all equipment is supplied.
To take part in Fishing, you must book in advance.
Call Belinda at DRSSA – 8234 1533 or email

No Handicap Gold Club

Golf clinics (for all skill levels) are held fortnightly on Saturdays from 11.30am – 12.30pm.

Location: Adelaide Shores Gold Course
Military Road, West Beach
When: Every second Sunday over 9 holes
Costs: Clinics – $20.00, Rounds – $30.00
Time: Rounds commence from 8.00am
To book a clinic or a round, please contact or call 8234 1533
*Bookings must be made on the Wednesday prior for clinics and rounds.

No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability

Local productions, tour nationally, run weekly workshops tailored to each participant.
For more information, please contact NSA direct:,au
or call (08) 8363 5970 for costs, registration and more information.

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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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