(NDIS Provider Name: DSC Professional Services)
Under the Disability Services’ Behaviour Support Program, experienced clinicians work with families living in the Perth metro area, and help them understand why challenging behaviour exists in people with disability.
The clinicians – who comprise of psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and social workers – support families to modify their lives and that of their family member with disability, in order to achieve lasting, positive behaviour change.
The Behaviour Support Program’s mission is: “To encourage lasting, positive behaviour change and improved quality of life of the person with disability and their family by increasing the capacity of the person, their environment and support systems.”
The program accepts referrals for people are six years and older who have a diagnosis of intellectual impairment and/or autism, and who live in the family home.
The program is time-limited, and the length of service provided to families depends on the complexity of the person with disability and their family system.
Under this program, families are supported to ensure their family member continues to live in the family home.
For more information, contact:
Behaviour Support Program – Referrals Line
Phone: 0466 691156
Behaviour Support Program flyer
Behaviour Support Program referral form
Accommodation behaviour support team
The accommodation behaviour support team provides consultation services for people with disability who exhibit challenging behaviour and live in supported accommodation, either through the Commission or other disability support organisations.
The clinical psychologists and behaviour consultants in the team work from the Myaree office but cover the whole metropolitan area.
A behaviour support helpline is available for accommodation support staff who can contact the team for advice before submitting a referral.