NDIS Behaviour Support / Side By Side:

DDWA’s NDIS Parent & Carer Training:

Weekend Workshop Retreat

Pictured at the workshop are Jo, Jodie and Becky


More about the workshop and how to register your interest for the next one:

Do you have a child with a disability whose behaviours can sometimes be challenging, and would you like the opportunity to connect with, and learn alongside other families experiencing similar circumstances?

DDWA runs personalised training retreats for small groups of parents at which you can take part in a comprehensive program of workshops, covering a range of subjects in a relaxed and supportive environment.  Retreats follow a “peer-to-peer” family support model, which centres around sharing experiences and expertise, and providing guidance and emotional support.

Each retreat is customised to meet the needs of the group, learning through formal sessions, informal conversations and friendships that develop over the weekend.  Past retreats have included (but are not limited to) workshops and discussions about:

  • Understanding behaviour
  • Communication
  • Family leadership
  • What is inclusion?
  • Home
  • Medical emergency planning
  • Looking after yourself

DDWA retreats offer you a space to take time-out, connect with other parents, and to deepen your understanding about the supports and services that are available to you and your family.

Pricing for 2020 workshop weekend retreat to be advised.

*Remember to include this workshop to be put in your NDIS Plan!

Testimonial from Kelly, one of the attendees at the weekend workshop:

“I was introduced to Side by Side / DDWA at the lowest point in our family’s journey with our daughter’s diagnosis of Autism. We had been through a rough patch and the Challenging Behaviour’s that were being displayed in our home and against the rest of the family had us at all breaking point, in particular my mental & physical health took a major downturn and myself and our family desperately needed help.

Being able to be involved with a Mum’s Retreat has been absolute life saver, being able to meet, connect and build relationships with other Mum’s dealing with challenging behaviours has given me the tools & strategies to assist me being able to cope with the struggle of daily life living with a child with Autism who has also challenging behaviours.

I don’t feel isolated or alone anymore, which has been a huge boost for my mental health as I now know other Mum’s who are going through this, I have the ability to talk to them in person or via email / text and get reassurance, alternative strategies to try or just simply as an ear to listen to and acknowledge the issues that I face.

I have gained so much support, strength, self confidence and made friendships from being a part of the Mum’s Retreat that it is hard to describe in words just how much our lives have been transformed by being able to access this much needed service. As a Carer it is so important that I have the opportunity to access service’s like this to ensure that I can continue to provide the care and support to my child as she grows older to the best of my ability.”