Over the past 25 years STAR has developed a range of teaching resources to assist adults with disabilities to learn the skills required to successfully live independently. These resources do not rely on the individuals’ literacy skills for them to understand the processes or procedures involved.

  • Picture format shopping book
  • Picture format home and personal safety manual
  • Picture format recipes
  • Picture format cleaning routines
  • Budget sheets (these are individualized budgets)
  • Picture format hygiene routines

Referral to STAR resources

Referrals to STAR are made by phone contact and referrals are accepted from individuals who believe our services may be of assistance to them, from family members, advocates, and other organisations.

If you’d like to refer someone, call us on 08 8269 2199 or send an enquiry using the form here.

Useful links

Autism SA  – supports and advocates for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (see further autism-related links below).

Carers Australia – provides unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail.

Connecting Up Australia – carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail. The purpose of Carers SA is to improve the lives of carers. Services include counselling, advice, advocacy, education and training.

 Department for Families and Communities – committed to ensuring that all South Australians have access to quality services that protect and enhance the community’s well-being and providing support to people when they need it.

Disability Information Resource Centre – information on disability and disability services.

Disability Action – fights for the rights of all people with a disability.

Down Syndrome Society of South Australia – offers a range of services to people with Down syndrome and their families throughout South Australia.

Family Advocacy – advocates for families of people with an intellectual disability.

Flinders’ University of SA Department of Disability Studies – supports the quality of life, community inclusion and self-determination of all people with disabilities and their families.

Healthy SA – aims to ensure healthier, longer and better lives for all South Australians through a comprehensive and sustainable health system.

IDEAS (Information on disability, equipment, access and services) – independent information hub for people with disability, older people, their families and carers.

Northern Volunteering SA – based organisation aiming to promote volunteering to professionals, service providers, all tiers of government and the community.

Novita Children’s Services – provides essential therapy, equipment and family support to more than 1300 children.

Interchange Inc. – works in partnership with volunteers to provide a range of flexible community-based respite options for families of children and young people who have intellectual disabilities.

National Disability Advisory Council – improving the lives of Australians by creating opportunities for economic and social participation by individuals, families and communities.

Office for Volunteers – provides advice to the Government for the development of policies to develop and support the South Australian volunteer sector.

Siblings Australia – national organisation committed to providing support for brothers and sisters of people with special needs; including disability, chronic illness and mental health issues.

Volunteering Australia – the national peak body working to advance volunteering in the Australian community.

Volunteering South Australia –  aims to lead, encourage and support all efforts through volunteering to build community spirit.

Women with Disabilities Australia –  addresses disability within a social model, which identifies the barriers and restrictions facing women with disabilities as the focus for reform.

Women’s and Children’s Hospital SA – provides state of the art health care for women and children in Adelaide and South Australia.

Further autism-related links