A Guide to the Value of Disability Support Services
Disability support services help people with disabilities learn new skills and get access to new opportunities. With the right support services, people can be more independent and happy.
Some people may not be aware that these services are available to them or may not know what benefits they offer. Look at the benefits of services that help people with disabilities.
Professional Behavior Evaluation and Help
A professional behavior assessment may be needed if you or someone you care about has behavior problems because of a disability. Assessments done by trained professionals at disability support services can help find out what kinds of behaviors might make it harder to live on your own.
Help Getting Involved in Community Events
People with disabilities often have trouble feeling like they belong in society because they don’t get out much. They might not feel at ease in groups or when meeting new people. Support workers can make plans for people to do things outside and with other people. This could mean going to group classes, sports games, music shows, cultural events, or just going to see a friend or family member.
Get access to services that can help you achieve certain goals.
People with disabilities have access to a wide range of internal and external services, which can be overwhelming and hard to understand. You might not know what kinds of help are out there or how to get them.
Support services can help people look at the resources they have access to and make a plan for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). A coordinator can help people with disabilities plan, develop, and coordinate the services they need.
As you try to achieve your goals, your coordinator will work with you to make sure you have access to the resources you need.
Addressing Your Unique Personal Care Needs
You or a loved one may not be able to do some personal care tasks because of a disability. For instance, people with disabilities may have trouble doing any or all of the following:
- Oral and denture care.
- Personal hygiene
- Everyone has unique personal care needs. Having trouble with these everyday activities makes it harder to live on your own. There are services that can help you make a good plan for taking care of your own needs.
Help to help you live on your own more.
Disability support services offer a wide range of resources that help people live more independently. When you have a disability, it can be hard to do many of the things that other people do without thinking. Disability support workers work hard to help people with disabilities live fuller lives. If you or someone you know has a disability, look into what kinds of help are available in your area.