Disability Services

Disability Services

Each service user can expect CASPA to uphold their right to make decisions, including medical treatment and interventions.  When this is not possible, assisted or substituted (alternative) decision making will be made in line with the person’s expressed wishes, if known.  If not known, decisions will be made considering their best interests.

CASPA provides opportunities for people with a disability to participate in the development and review of policy and procedures that promote strategies for quality including upholding human rights

CASPA recognises the importance of risk taking and enables each person to assess the benefits versus the risks of each option available to them. CASPA will support individuals to make their own decisions with dignity.

 

Residential Programs

Target group

Children and young people aged between 12 – 25 years of age who are identified as people living with a disability.

 

Program objectives

  • Provide therapeutic supports and interventions;
  • Case plan to support a timely restoration, transition to family or independence;
  • Encourage the participation of all stakeholders in the decision making processes which will impact on their lives;
  • Collaborate  with relevant  supporting agencies/ individuals/ specialist practitioners;
  • Preserve and/or develop the
  • Provide safe and secure accommodation to children and young people with challenging behaviours;
  • identity, culture, religion, spiritual beliefs and linguistics of each young person in our care;
  • Preserve the dignity of children and young person’s with physical and/or mental limitations;
  • Respect the choices made by the young person in relation to their sexual preferences;
  • Empower the child or young person by assisting them to learn how to manage their own behaviours;
  • Ensure the following basic needs are assessed/ and addressed on an ongoing basis:
    • Placement;
    • Health;
    • Identity;
    • Family relationships – contact/access;
    • Developing social skills and network and interests;
    • Participation;
    • Education/Vocation;
    • Physical Development;
    • Living skills;
    • Emotional functioning & development;
    • Legal status;
    • Keeping parents informed; and
    • Areas of economic significance.
  • Collaborate  with relevant  supporting agencies/ individuals/ specialist practitioners;
  • Uphold the rights and advocate on behalf of the people in our care; 
  • Transparent and accurate case planning which accurately records our accountability and reflects our commitment to provide quality of care, focusing on the needs and general wellbeing of the children and young people.

 

After Care Support

This program is funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services - Aging, Disability and Home Care (ADHC).  The aim of this program is to provide a highly flexible, semi-structured support service for young adults to empower them to live independently in a sustainable way. 

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Mild to moderate physical disability
  • Mild to moderate Intellectual Impairment
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders

 

Flexible Respite

In New South Wales ADHC is responsible for providing a broad range of services for people with disabilities, including respite services. ADHC understands the importance of strengthening family relationships and provides and funds many support services that help to strengthen these relationships. Respite is one of these support services which plays an important role in keeping families together.

CASPA can provide a range of flexible respite services, provide it locally and support the service user through the process in a friendly manner.

 

For further info about this and other CASPA Family Supports Services, please call (02) 6627 3720 or send an e-mail to csadmin@caspa.asn.au.