NDIS Behaviour Support Services – Frequently Asked Questions.

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Amicus Behaviour Support team Kim and Megan.

Amicus has been offering of NDIS Behaviour Support Services with great success and continues to grow the team delivering it. This service was introduced to Amicus as
 a result of the increased demand and concerned at the lengthy delays that people with a disability, their families and support networks were experiencing in accessing behavioural services.

Amicus Behavioural Support services have already been achieving some great outcomes for participants, who through ‘Improved daily living’ have been able to better understand and manage their mental health diagnoses and symptoms, improve confidence and access the community, and increase their social networks.

We’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions below, but please get in touch with our Behaviour Support Services team if there is anything further we can answer or assist you with.

How do I know if I will need Behaviour Support Services?

If this is a service that you think you may need, it is important that it is included in your planning conversation. ‘Improved relationships’ can be used to purchase services including behaviour intervention support, behaviour management plan and training whereas ‘Improved daily living’ provides funding for therapy services,

What do I need to purchase Behaviour Support Services?

To purchase services from the Amicus Behaviour Support Services the participant must be NDIS funded for Capacity Building under their ‘Improved relationships’ or ‘Improved daily living’ in their NDIS plan.

How can I make a referral? 

Families and individuals who wish to make a referral simply contact Amicus’ senior behaviour specialist Megan for a consultation, or submit a referral form. The service to be provided depends on the participant funding and the identified individual needs.

What does the service include?

The service may include functional behaviour assessment, behaviour support plan, training for staff or carers, individual assessment and individual counselling each dependent on the NDIS plan in place.

Who delivers the service?

The Amicus Behaviour Support Services team includes a psychologist and social worker with extensive industry experience.

Where are Behaviour Support Services offered?

Services are currently provided in Bendigo, Castlemaine and Echuca, and referrals behaviour supports are accepted throughout the Loddon area.

You can get in touch with Amicus’ Behaviour Support Services team by emailing bss@amicus.org.au