The Blue Mountains Handicapped Children's Centre was formed in Springwood in 1961 to provide accommodation, education, employment and training for children with disabilities. At first its services were for children but this was extended to adults over time. In 2014 it is still operating, as Eloura or Blue Mountains Disability Services Ltd.
Sources used to compile this entry: Eloura: About Us: History, Blue Mountains Disability Services Ltd, 2013, http://www.eloura.com.au/page.asp?id=1; Earl, Dave, Caring for the Children. Forever: Parent-run organisations for children with disabilities in New South Wales, 1950-1968, The University of Sydney, 2007, https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxJ40rvOKOpBYjJlZTBkNGMtZmEzMy00Mzc5LWI5YjEtMzA0ZWUxM2U5ZjI0/edit?pli=1&hl=en_GB#.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 19 May 2014