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NDIS Accommodation for People with Autism

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Accommodation for People with Autism

SIL Housing

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is tailored to assist participants with various aspects of their daily lives in a shared living environment. Below is a detailed list of services typically included in SIL, each designed to foster independence and enhance quality of life for residents:

  • Daily Personal Activities
    Assistance with essential daily routines including getting out of bed, showering, dressing, and grooming to maintain personal hygiene and dignity.
  • Meal Preparation and Nutrition
    Support in cooking and meal preparation to ensure dietary needs are met, encompassing meal planning, grocery shopping, and the preparation of nutritious meals. This may also include education on healthy eating and assistance during meals if needed.
  • Medication Management  
    Help with managing and administering medications, providing reminders to ensure medication is taken at the proper times and monitoring for any side effects.
  • Financial Management
    Guidance in budgeting, paying bills, and handling financial transactions to build financial independence and security.
  • Transport and Access to Community Services
    Assistance with transportation needs to facilitate participation in community and social activities, including support in using public transport and escorting to various appointments and events.
  • Household Tasks  
    Support in maintaining a clean and safe living environment through tasks such as cleaning, doing laundry, and performing basic home maintenance.
  • Behaviour Support
    Implementation of specialised strategies designed to manage and minimise challenging behaviours through positive engagement and intervention techniques.
  • Health and Well-being
    Assistance in accessing healthcare services and participating in exercise routines that promote physical health and well-being.
  • Social and Community Participation
    Encouragement and support in engaging with community activities, social outings, and educational opportunities to foster a sense of belonging and personal development.
  • Skill Development  
    Training and support in developing skills for greater independence, such as cooking, cleaning, and traveling, tailored to individual learning goals and needs.

For people with autism, SIL can be particularly beneficial as it often involves highly individualised support plans tailored to meet their specific needs and preferences. The predictability and routine inherent in SIL environments can be comforting for people with autism, who may thrive in structured settings. Additionally, SIL providers often employ staff trained in autism-specific challenges, ensuring that residents receive understanding and compassionate care.

SDA Housing

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to housing that has been specially designed or modified for people with significant functional impairments or very high support needs. For people with autism, SDA can offer several benefits:

  • Customised Living Spaces
    SDA housing units are often customised to minimise sensory overload, a common issue for many with autism. This can include modifications like soundproof rooms, adjusted lighting levels, and spaces designed to reduce anxiety and stress.
  • Safe and Secure Environment
    Enhanced security features ensure that residents are safe, which is particularly important for those who may have tendencies to wander.
  • Integration with Therapeutic Support
    SDA homes can be equipped with facilities that support ongoing therapeutic interventions, such as in-house speech therapy or behavioural counselling, integrating care and accommodation seamlessly.

Respite (Short-Term Accommodation)

Short-term accommodation or respite care provides temporary relief for carers, offering a safe and supportive environment for people with autism to stay while their primary caregivers take a break. This type of accommodation is invaluable as it helps prevent caregiver burnout, ensuring that care remains consistent and effective. For people with autism, respite care can also be an opportunity to experience new environments and socialise with different people under professional supervision, which can be beneficial for their social skills and adaptability.


Medium-Term Accommodation

Medium-term accommodation serves as a transitional housing option, ideal for people with autism who are in between long-term housing placements, undergoing a life transition, or recovering from a medical procedure. This type of accommodation ensures that during periods of change or uncertainty, people with autism continue to receive the support they need in a stable, understanding environment. It allows for continuity of care and support, which is critical in maintaining the well-being of people with autism during potentially stressful times.

Accessing NDIS Accommodation for Autism

To access NDIS accommodation for autism, it's crucial to have a well-prepared NDIS plan that clearly outlines the individual's needs and goals. Engaging with NDIS planners or coordinators with a deep understanding of autism-specific requirements can enhance your plan's effectiveness. When considering your options, focus on:

  • Assessing Individual Needs
    Determine the level of support and type of accommodation that best suits the individual's needs.
  • Understanding Costs
    Familiarise yourself with the pricing and funding available under NDIS to cover accommodation costs. NDIS price guides and support catalogues provide detailed information about what can be claimed and under which categories.
  • Choosing Providers
    Select service providers like United For Care, known for their experience and positive track record in handling specialised disability accommodation for autism.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there any specific considerations for transitioning from one type of accommodation to another for someone with autism?

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How can we support you?

At United for Care our experienced team can assist you with navigating the NDIS, applying for the right funding and finding a new home. Here’s how we can help you on your NDIS journey:

How our Vertical Villages work

We’ll help you find a home that meets your needs and helps you live independently, within a supportive and vibrant community.

Step 01

Browse the listings above to find a home that suits your needs

All homes in our vertical villages are close to public transport, medical services and shops, supporting independence.

Step 02

Get in touch with our team

Fill out a property request form and one of our friendly team members will be in touch to walk you through your options.

Step 03

Explore your options

We will dicuss your support and housing needs and provide you with our best solutions.

Step 04

Personalise your support

Our team will work with you to tailor your support, which can include a tour of the Vertical Village!

Step 05

Finalise your funding

We will work with your team to confirm your funding meets your support needs.

Step 06

Design your transition

Our team will work with you to finalise every detail to get your new home ready for move-in.

Step 07

Welcome home

This is the big day! We will give you the keys to your very own home. All that’s left to do is settle in and explore the community.