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.

Update 29/10/2021: Our centre-based disability programs are now operational. We have commenced transitioning to service with increased hygiene and cleaning practices.

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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.
  • Please note that Rates for supports are charged in line with the NDIS price guide using TTP rates.

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.

Contact Us

Contact our Disability Services team via:

Email: disability@commsatwork.org

Phone: (02) 6293 6251

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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 Summer School Holiday Program (Summer 2021 – 2022 – Updated)

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 Registration Form. If you are an EXISTING client (i.e. you have participated in our programs before), please use the online booking form.

Online Registration Form 

Online Booking Form

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

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:

November 2021: Tuggeranong Teens After School Program

Please note: there is no After School Program Calendar for Gungahlin at this time. Please contact the disability team (disability@commsatwork.org) for more information. We are currently taking enrolments for 2022.

Registration:

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

Times of operation:

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

Location:

Gungahlin – Northern Hub: 47 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin (Entry via Boon Street)

Tuggeranong – Southern Hub: 43 Pitman St, Greenway

Please note: Transport from School to the Program may be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and may be dependent on school locations. We also recommend other options such as Kiers or Flexible Transport for those who we are unable to accommodate.

Teens School Holiday Programs 

Please download our Disability Teens School Holiday Program calendars below for a full list of activities we plan for the holidays!

SUMMER 2021 – 2022 – Tuggeranong: Communities@Work – Teens School Holiday Program Tuggeranong Summer 2021 – 2022

SUMMER 2021 – 2022 – Gungahlin: Communities@Work – Teens School Holiday Program Gungahlin Summer 2021 – 2022

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 Registration Form

Online Booking Form

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 (Entry via Boon Street)

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.

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.

Location:

  • Gungahlin – Northern Hub: 47 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin (Entry via Boon Street)
  • Tuggeranong – Southern Hub: 43 Pitman St, Greenway

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

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

Young Adults Disability Group 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.

November: Young Adults Tuggeranong

November: Young Adults Gungahlin

Adults Disability Group 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.

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For Enquiries

Contact our Disability Services team via:

Email: disability@commsatwork.org

Phone: (02) 6293 6251

Get in touch

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Entry to South Hub (Tuggeranong)

Find Us:

Gungahlin - North Hub

Communities@Work Gungahlin, 47 Ernest Cavanagh St (entry via Boon St), Gungahlin ACT, 2912

Tuggeranong - South Hub

Communities@Work Tuggeranong, 43 Pitman St, Greenway ACT, 2900

Malkara School

53 Wisdom Street, Garran ACT, 2605

Gungahlin - North Hub

Communities@Work Gungahlin, 47 Ernest Cavanagh St (entry via Boon St), Gungahlin ACT, 2912

Tuggeranong - South Hub

Communities@Work Tuggeranong, 43 Pitman St, Greenway ACT, 2900

Malkara School

53 Wisdom Street, Garran ACT, 2605

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