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.

In light of the changing COVID-19 situation, we’ve adapted our programs to fit the needs of the current environment. Please find the updated program calendars below. You can also visit our COVID-19 Information and Advice page for more details.

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 offer individual choice to build capacity and skills through workshops, activities, and community participation.

We have two disability support hubs in the ACT: our Southern Hub is in Tuggeranong and our Northern Hub is in Gungahlin. During the school holidays, we also operate from the Malkara Specialist School in Garran.

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

You can access our services using your NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) 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.

Program enquiries

For program enquiries, email us at disability@commsatwork.org or call us on 02 6293 6500.

Office locations

Communities@Work Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong Community Centre, 245 Cowlishaw Street

Greenway ACT 2900

Communities@Work Gungahlin

Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street

Gungahlin ACT 2912

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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

Please note: If you’re a NEW client and are booking into our Malkara and Teens School Holiday Programs for the first time, please register through the Online Booking Form AND submit your contact details via Get In Touch, or by submitting the PDF Registration Form.

Program Calendars:

October Calendar will be updated soon.

Malkara School Holiday Program July 2020

Booking forms:

Online Booking Form 2020 – Malkara and Teens Holiday Programs

Registration Form 2020 (pdf download) – Disability Programs

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 – 5:30 pm as follows:

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 School Holiday Programs.

After School Care

The Teens After School Care program is conducted Monday to Friday from 3.00 pm until 6.00 pm during school terms (closed on public holidays and Christmas/New Year shut down).

Program Calendars:

AUGUST: NEW Tuggeranong_AfterSchoolCare

AUGUST: NEW Gungahlin_AfterSchoolCare

JULY: Tuggeranong (pdf download)

JULY: Gungahlin (pdf download)

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 Programs

Please note: If you’re a NEW client and are booking into our Teens School Holiday Programs for the first time, please register through the Online Booking Form AND submit your contact details via Get In Touch, or by submitting the PDF Registration Form.

Program Calendars:

October School Holiday Programs will be updated soon.

JULY: Teens School Holiday Program Tuggeranong

JULY: Teens School Holiday Program Gungahlin

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.

Online Booking Form 2020 – Malkara and Teens Holiday Programs

Registration Form 2020 (pdf download) – Disability Programs

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 Disability Support Program

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.

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.

Program Calendars

AUGUST: NEW Tuggeranong_August_YA (pdf download)

AUGUST: NEW Gungahlin_August_YA (pdf download)

JULY Tuggeranong (pdf download)

JULY Gungahlin (pdf download)

Times of operation: 

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

Location:

Gungahlin – Northern Hub: 47 Ernest Cavanagh St, Gungahlin

Tuggeranong – Southern Hub: 43 Pitman St, Greenway

If you are interested in applying for the Program, please complete and return the registration form.  

Adults Disability Support Program

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.

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 program and a monthly calendar is developed accordingly.

Program Calendars

AUGUST: NEW August_Adults_Tuggeranong (pdf download)

JULY Tuggeranong (pdf download)

Times of operation:

Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) 8:30 am – 4 pm during school terms only – a shutdown period will occur during school holidays times.

Location:

Tuggeranong – Southern Hub: 43 Pitman St, Greenway

Registration: If you are interested in applying for the Program, please complete and return the registration form.

Service Locations

Communities@Work Gungahlin

Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, GUNGAHLIN ACT, 2912

Southern Hub - Tuggeranong Youth Centre

43 Pitman St, Greenway ACT, 2900

Malkara School

Wisdom Street, HUGHES ACT, 2605

Communities@Work Gungahlin

Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, GUNGAHLIN ACT, 2912

Southern Hub - Tuggeranong Youth Centre

43 Pitman St, Greenway ACT, 2900

Malkara School

Wisdom Street, HUGHES ACT, 2605

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