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:
Easy Read Survey for people with intellectual disability: Terms of Reference for the Disability Abuse Royal Commission 2019
Easy Read Survey:
Terms of Reference for Disability Abuse Royal Commission.
Help to form Questions on scope for the upcoming Royal Commission
Survey closes Thursday 28 March 2019
Join this event where Daniel and Daryl discuss Daniel’s journey from diagnosis to present day.
Register today for one of the two sessions (day time and evening)
Do you have 10 minutes to fill in our Member Survey?
Do you have a family member with disability who has had difficulty with accessing health services?
Join us at this Forum in West Perth on Wednesday 10 April
FREE to attend
EA’s and Family members are invited to enrol for this Graduate Certificate of Education course. Find more details and who to contact:
Which training course would you like to register to attend? Our complete catalogue is ready to view and download!
Does your child go to a mainstream school, or you’d like them to, but worry about how it can work?
Join us at this Forum in Ellenbrook on Thursday 28 March 2019; and in Success on Tuesday 9 April 2019
Register today for one of these FREE sessions
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!