Resources for people with intellectual disability

SAIDHS resources

The SAIDHS Information - Easy Read explains:

  • the services we provide
  • how to get a referral to our service
  • what happens during an appointment
  • how to contact us
  • how to get to SAIDHS.

Easy Read

Download the SAIDHS Information - Easy Read (PDF 936KB).

The ‘My health information for when I go to hospital is a free resource we have made to help support people with intellectual disability when they need to go to hospital. This will tell the hospital important information about you and how they can support you better. Ask someone you trust and knows you really well to help you fill out the form. This could be a family member, carer or guardian. If you need to go to hospital, you should bring the completed form with you.

My health information for when I go to hospital 

Download the My health information for when I go to hospital (PDF 1.13MB) tool.

Disability Gateway

The Disability Gateway is a free Australian Government service to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need in Australia. The Disability Gateway provides resources about:

  • money
  • employment
  • aids and equipment
  • housing
  • transport
  • health and wellbeing
  • everyday living
  • education
  • social activities
  • rights and legal.

You can contact the Disability Gateway by calling 1800 643 787 (Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 8.00 pm AEST) or you can visit their website.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is called the NDIS. The NDIS helps people with disability, their family, carers and the community. The NDIS helps people under the age of 65 with permanent and significant disability get care and supports.

  • Permanent means the disability will not go away
  • Significant means the disability affects how you live every day

The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary supports that a person needs to live and enjoy their life.

  • Reasonable means something that is fair
  • Necessary means something a person must have

To get services and support, you need to apply to join the NDIS.

South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability (SACID)

SACID works towards achieving a community in which people with intellectual disability are involved and accepted as equal participating members. SACID has a website with a range of resources for people with intellectual disability. These include:

  • easy read resources
  • information about workshops and peer support groups they run
  • information about events for people with intellectual disability
  • a link to their Facebook pages

SACID can also help connect you with information and resources that are easy to understand or link you with other services in the community.

You can access the SACID website or call them on (08) 352 4416 (Monday to Friday).

Council for Intellectual Disability (CID)

The Council for Intellectual Disability (NSW) website has many resources for people with intellectual disability. These include easy read resources about:

  • yearly health checks
  • adult health services
  • mental health
  • COVID-19
  • friendships
  • choosing your support worker
  • managing money
  • safety planning for emergencies

More information

Can’t find what you need? View our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you still need help, you can phone SAIDHS on (08) 8257 7300 or visit our contact us page.