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:
Please note that there are no new registrations for this Mandurah event, which already commenced with the first session held 7th September. The second session will be held on 21st September 2018.
This workshop is being held in West Perth, Mandurah & Midland
The West Perth event is being held over two days: 28 September 2018 & 12 October 2018
This West Perth forum for families is being held on 16 October 2018.
Who is this event for? For families with children with disability in mainstream schools.
Anita O’Brien’s book about her life with her son, Warren O’Brien
Burbridge School, Koondoola – Enrolments open for 2019
Research Project: Prescription of neuroleptic or anti-psychotic medication and challenging behaviour
Curtin University research project August 2018
Midland event held 30 August 2018 and 13 September 2018
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.