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:
Find out more about the Side by Side closed Facebook page for families.
Read what our Complex Communication Needs Scholarship Recipient has to say about the Graduate Certificate of Education L41 (Special Education) ECU course
Do you think you could be a Family Partner? Phone Bron Pike, SBS Manager on 9420 7203 to talk about this opportunity to see if it suits you.
Read what Jodie Campbell says about being part of the team.
NDIS Planning printable: “Evidence you can provide to assist with identifying your needs for Behaviour Supports in your NDIS Plan”
‘MyTime’ Group at Subiaco Play Group. Join ‘MyTime’ for coffee and a chat. Stay for as little or as long as you like, all welcome.
Canada Study Tour 2017: View the presentation from the workshop held 7 May 2018.
Bridgetown event: Thursday 3 May 2018
NDIS Planning for people who are non verbal & have developmental disability – A workshop for families.
West Perth event: 7 May 2018.
Presentation by Side By Side parents & WAIS team members following Canadian visit. Learn more about how people with disability are being supported to be included in their local communities.
Mount Claremont event: 10 May and 5 June 2018. This Microboards Australia event will be held over two days & is about using positive behaviour support.