Disability Services

We provide support for people living with a disability through in-centre programs, that focus on independent skill building in group-based environments, with supports appropriate to individual need. Our programs run in Tuggeranong and Gungahlin. We also operate from the Malkara Specialist School during the school holidays.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS provides funding to purchase a range of supports aimed at increasing your independence, inclusion, and social and economic participation. As an NDIS Provider, our disability support services are designed to be flexible and innovative.

Our service culture focuses on upholding human rights and fostering well-being, inclusion, safety, and quality of life for all people with a disability. Our range of disability support programs offers individual choice to build capacity and skills through workshops, activities, and community participation.

We offer disability programs specially targeted to school-aged children, teens, young adult and adults.

Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions. 

Accessing Our Services

  • If you have an NDIS Plan, you can access our services using your NDIS funds to participate in our programs.
  • If you do not receive funding under the NDIS, you can negotiate a Fee for Service arrangement with us to pay for the program and activities.

Communities@Work also provides Supports Coordination for those who have NDIS or CASP funds. Get in touch with us, or visit our Support Coordination page for more information.

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Disability Support for Children

Our Malkara Holiday Program is a school holiday service for children aged 5-12 years with a disability. The program provides children with opportunities to engage with other children and caters to their individual needs, interests and general well-being. This is undertaken in a fun, supportive environment.

Malkara School Holiday Program Calendars:

Malkara Spring School Holiday Program (Sept-Oct 2020)

Booking and Registration:

If you’re a NEW client and are booking into our Malkara School Holiday Programs for the first time, please register by submitting the Online New Registration Form. If you are an EXISTING client (i.e. you have participated in our programs before), please use the online booking form.

Online Booking Form 2020 (Existing clients)

Online New Registration Form 2020 (New clients)

NB: Spaces are limited in this holiday program. The booking form is your Expression of Interest and exact dates chosen are not guaranteed. Applications will be assessed according to needs, supports and capacity requirements, and an email sent to you to confirm available dates.

Times of operation:

Our Malkara School Holiday programs operate Monday to Friday each school holiday program (except Public Holidays) 8:30 am – 5:30 pm:

  • January: the beginning of the year for 3-4 weeks (closed in the last week of January Holidays)
  • April – both weeks
  • July – both weeks
  • October – both weeks

Location:

Malkara Specialist School, 53 Wisdom St Garran

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Disability Support for Teens

Our Teens Program is a social and recreational program for young people aged 12-18 who live with a disability. It provides opportunities to engage with other teens to develop and enhance their social skills and build peer networks. There are two different disability support teens programs: After School Care Programs and Teens School Holiday Programs.

Teens After School Program Calendars:

 (NEW) November: Tuggeranong Teens After School Care

(NEW) November: Gungahlin Teens After School Care

October: Tuggeranong Teens After School Care

October: Gungahlin Teens After School Care

Registration:

If you would like to apply for this program, please complete this Online Registration Form 2020

Times of operation:

Monday to Friday each school term 3 PM to 6 PM (Except Public Holidays).

Location:

Transport from School to the Program may be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and may be dependent on school locations. Other options such as Kiers or Flexible Transport would be recommended for those who we aren’t able to accommodate.

Gungahlin – Northern Hub: 47 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin

Tuggeranong – Southern Hub: 43 Pitman St, Greenway

Teens School Holiday Program Calendars:

SEPT-OCT Spring School Holiday Progam Gungahlin

SEPT-OCT Spring School Holiday Program Tuggeranong

Booking and Registration

Please note: If you’re a NEW client and are booking into our Teens School Holiday Programs for the first time, please register by submitting the Online Registration Form. If you’re an EXISTING client (i.e. you have used our programs before), please use the online booking form.

Online New Registration Form 2020

Online Booking Form 2020

NB: Spaces are limited in this holiday program. The booking form is your Expression of Interest and exact dates chosen are not guaranteed. Applications will be assessed according to needs, supports and capacity requirements, and an email sent to you to confirm available dates.

Times of operation:

Monday to Friday each school holiday program (except Public Holidays) 8:30 am to 5:30 pm as follows:

  • January: all holiday days
  • April: both weeks
  • July: both weeks
  • October: both weeks

Location:

Gungahlin – Northern Hub: 47 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin

Tuggeranong – Southern Hub: 43 Pitman St, Greenway

 

Young Adults and Adults Disability Support Programs

In our Young Adults as well as Adults Disability Support Programs, participants engage in whole-of life-programs tailored to suit individual’s goals whilst in a group setting. Independent Living Skills are the focus of the program with a mix of social and recreational activities to ensure a wider range of learning. Participants choose the activities that they would like to see within the disability support program and a monthly calendar is developed accordingly.

Young Adult Program Calendars

Our Young Adults Program is a post-school program for young adults with a disability. This program adopts a person-centred approach that is responsive to participants’ needs and wants.

(NEW) November Young Adults Gungahlin

(NEW) November Young Adults Tuggeranong

October Tuggeranong YA 

October Gungahlin YA 

Adults Disability Support Program Calendars

Our Adults Program is an activities based program for adults over the age of 30 years with a disability.  The program is focused on providing a friendly, supportive environment in which personal development and confidence can flourish.

(NEW) November: Adults-Tuggeranong 

October: Adults_Tuggeranong

Registrations:

If you are interested in applying for the Program, please complete this online registration form.  

Times of operation: 

Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) 8:30 am – 4 pm.

Please note that our Adults Disability Program only runs during school terms – a shutdown period occurs during school holiday times.

Location:

  • Gungahlin – Northern Hub: 47 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin
  • Tuggeranong – Southern Hub: 43 Pitman St, Greenway

Please note that our Adults Disability Program only runs at Tuggeranong – while Young Adults runs at both Tuggeranong and Gungahlin. 

Program enquiries

Contact our Disability Services team via:

Email: disability@commsatwork.org

Phone: 02 6293 6500

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