Behaviour Support / Side by Side
Peer Support is at the very centre of the Side by Side program
Side by Side
Side by Side is behaviour support for families who have a son or daughter who has intellectual or developmental disability and who has behaviour which can be described as challenging.*
Peer support is at the very centre of the program, and people can access supports for themselves, their family, and their son or daughter, in line with their needs. This service can be funded through an individual’s NDIS plan.
You can use any or a combination of the following support items in your plan to pay for our services:
|NDIS Support Item||NDIS Support Item Number|
Behaviour Management Plan, Training in behaviour management strategies
|Improved daily living skills
Training for carers/parents
How will I know if Side by Side is for my family?
> have a son or daughter with behaviour which can be described as challenging?
> or your family members ever feel isolated, alone, afraid, saddened, stressed by the behaviour of your son or daughter?
> ever feel that if you could better understand or communicate with your son or daughter things would be better?
> ever have a need to share your experiences with others who have been down the same road?
> think you would benefit from learning new strategies or finding out what other people in a similar situation have done?
> wish you had support to work through the services and systems you are connected with or need to connect with?
Did you answer yes to one or more of the questions above?
You may like to submit an Expression of Interest with us:
* Challenging ‘…behaviour of such an intensity, frequency or duration that the physical safety of the person or others is likely to be placed in serious jeopardy, or behaviour which is likely to seriously limit use of, or result in the person being denied access to, ordinary community facilities’. Emerson, E. (1995) Challenging Behaviour. Analysis and Intervention in People with Learning Difficulties, Cambridge University Press.
Have you and your family experienced any of the above and now feel that you would like to support another family?
Please contact us to find out more.
What’s new and interesting with SBS:
DDWA’s Jaquie Mills’ article in “Intellectual Disability Australasia” magazine: Complex Communication Needs
Complex Communication Needs article by Jaquie Mills and Laura Jones – read it here
* 13 families * 24 kids * 27 adults
What a truly awesome weekend!
Check out the images and how peer support may be something for your family!
Which training course would you like to register to attend? Our complete catalogue is ready to view and download!
This Merredin forum was held on 8 November 2018 and was for families with children with disability in mainstream schools.
Complex Communication Support Individuals & Families DDWA is working to improve information and advice for people with developmental disability who have complex communication needs, and for their families and supporters. If you have any questions or need any...
This Mandurah event was held over 2 days in September 2018.
This workshop was held in West Perth, Mandurah & Midland in September and October 2018.
This West Perth forum for families was held on 16 October 2018. This event was for families with children with disability in mainstream schools.
This Broome event was held over 2 days, 22nd and 24th October 2018