A Practical, Flexible Change Program for YOU, YOUR FAMILY and your life/lives!
If you haven’t been able to achieve the change you want, talk to us!
Find out how you can benefit!
Stay committed to your NDIS Plan and remain flexible in your approach!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When you receive your NDIS plan it will include GOALS.
Let’s say Peter is a 10-year-old boy with level 2 autism. Peter’s goal is to independently brush his teeth and shower. He may also need to learn to relax as his level of anxiety is high.
According to Peter’s NDIS plan, he is entitled to a disability support worker twice a week.
Peter’s mum is the primary caretaker whilst Peter’s dad works full-time.
Initially, a Change360 Facilitator comes to your home to observe and to confirm Peter’s lack of skills and assess his level of anxiety.
Whilst we are at your home, we discover that Peter can brush his teeth and shower independently. But we discover that Peter’s mother doesn’t know how to discipline Peter and give him instructions. Further, we discover that Peter doesn’t show any anxiety when we meet him, and we learn that Peter’s level of anxiety is highest when his parents fight. We also note that there is little organization/routine in the home, creating confusion and additional stress for everyone.
In this instance, we work with the mother and teach her how to discipline Peter and give clear instructions.
We also work with both parents to help them improve their relationship and not let their relationship affect their child’s progress.
In addition, we help the family to implement routines.
As Peter is entitled to a disability support worker, we choose a suitable support worker who will support the routines we have finalized with the family. The support worker is in close contact with the Change360 Facilitator to ensure communication is clear and direct. We also ensure that Peter responds well to the support worker.
By giving the mother the necessary communication skills and improving the relationship between the parents and creating routines, Peter will brush his teeth, shower independently and his anxiety level is low.
If at some stage, we discover that Peter still feels anxious from time to time, we work with him to control it.
Voila! Peter is achieving his NDIS plan goals!
Julie is a 28-year-old female with a learning disability. Julie works part-time 3 days a week, and her NDIS goal includes improving communication and finding a partner.
Julie is entitled to a support worker 3 days a week.
When we meet Julie we discover the areas of communication that need improving and find out more about her goal of finding a partner.
We learn that the lack of effective communication affects her goal of finding a partner. Julie already has opportunities to meet someone, but it is the lack of effective communication that hinders her from achieving her second goal. Along the way, we notice that Julie’s level of hygiene can improve.
A Change360 Facilitator helps Julie with individual communication skills and social etiquette training.
A suitable disability support worker is recommended to Julie, someone who can support her with meeting new people and personal hygiene.
Of course, we cannot guarantee that Julie will find a partner during this plan, but we certainly give her tools/skills and the opportunities to do so!
Voila! Julie is working towards achieving her NDIS plan goals!
The above are some examples of how we work. Please contact us to discuss your Individual Change360 Program!
Services that may be included in your program
Autism Support Strategies
Sensory services, positive behavior support, communication, using technology, eating and drinking safely, social development
Mental Health Support
Alleviating mental or emotional illness, symptoms, conditions or disorders, including depression, anxiety, self-harm, domestic violence, anger, thoughts of suicide, stress, substance abuse and addictions
Identifying and overcoming emotional issues, or improving personal processes on a one to one basis
Identifying and overcoming challenges couples face, including goals as a couple, clarity about the relationship, underlying cause of fighting, violence/aggression, misunderstandings, and more…
Navigate difficult situations and changes in family life that families struggle to handle themselves. This includes relationship issues between parents and children or managing work/life balance for a more rewarding family and home life
Teaching parents the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child
Speaking clearly, voice tone, comprehending the names of objects, understanding verbs, understanding concepts, and simple questions
Get along with others, make friends, develop healthy relationships, protect themselves, and in general, be able to interact with the society harmoniously using. ‘Good’ manners.
Communication, interpersonal skills, decision making, problem-solving, self-awareness, focus/concentration, empathy, assertiveness, confidence, learning…
Hypnotherapy is guided hypnosis or a trance-like state of focus and concentration during which positive suggestions and guided imagery are used to help individuals deal with a variety of concerns and issues.
Occupational therapy enables people to participate in activities they find meaningful. These activities include taking care of oneself – getting dressed, eating, moving around the house, going to work or school, participating in the community, sports, gardening, and social activities.
Communication, teamwork, problem-solving, self-management, planning, and organizing, basic IT skills
Career goals, interviewing skills, resume writing, applying for work.
A Holistic & Practical approach, tailored to your needs!
Answers to Your Questions
Can I choose the services?
The idea is for you to reach your goal/s. If we think that you will not be able to achieve your goal with the service you choose, we will not be able to work with you this time around. It would defeat the purpose of the program.
Where are the services delivered?
We come to your home. Sometimes it is more productive for you to come to one of our offices in Chadstone, Narre Warren or Scoresby. We will advise you.
Do I have to have the initial assessment session, even when I know what I want?
The initial session is very important as we can pick-up on particular challenges in the home and the order of their importance.
During this session, we also test how you respond to various techniques so we know how to best move forward.
Do parents have to be part of the program?
Parents are the main caretakers of a child and they know their child better than anyone. Having said that, they often lack parental skills or have personal problems affecting the child’s upbringing. Therefore, we involve the parents as much as possible!
‘If YOU don’t know HOW, then how is your child to know?’
Do we have to engage your Support Workers?
It will make it easier, but is not absolutely necessary! If your child has a positive relationship with a support worker, speech therapist or OT therapist, for example, then we encourage you to maintain that relationship!
Do I have to be a participant of the NDIS?
Although most of our clients are participants of the NDIS, people outside of the NDIS are welcome to take advantage as well.