People with a disability need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for specialist disability services.
Specialist disability supports are available to assist people with a disability who require case management, therapy, or behaviour support.
Specialist supports are also available for people with a disability who are involved in the criminal justice system.
Behaviour support services
We fund behaviour support services for children, adolescents and adults with a disability. Behaviour support services deliver systematic, environmental, educational and other therapeutic strategies to prevent the occurrence of behaviours of concern. Read more on the Behaviour support service page.
Case management assists a person to identify, link with and organise the supports they need to deal with problems and achieve their goals. Read more on the Case management page.
Criminal justice services
We provide and fund services for people with a disability who are, or at risk of becoming, involved in the criminal justice system. Supports are aimed at preventing offending and minimising the risk of re-offending behaviour, as well as protecting and promoting the rights and responsibilities of people with a disability who come into contact with the criminal justice system. Read more on the Criminal Justice page.
Individual customised therapy
Therapy is a specialist support based on individual planning and identification of needs. Therapy includes a range of allied health programs, such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy, to assist you to live as independently as possible in the community. Read more on the Individual customised therapy page.
Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative
MACNI provides a time-limited service response for people aged 16 years of age and older who have multiple and complex needs. Through MACNI, each eligible person has a personalised care plan developed to address the person’s needs and goals, aimed at stabilising housing, health and wellbeing, safety and social connectedness. Read more on the Multiple and Complex Needs Initiative page.