Whole-istic Health and Behaviour Support

Many people ask, what is behaviour support? At the most basic levels, therapeutic behaviour support provides assessment and practical options for assisting with behaviours of concern. Naturally, we ask, what are concerning behaviours? In common sense terms, these are anything that people do that causes high levels of concern - such as self harming, other …

Psychometric and Educational Assessments

ATS offers a range of psychometric and educational assessments upon request. This post is dated and will not be revised in future. To see a more up to date list visit the page on this topic found via a link on the site menu. The following tests and assessments we may be able to provide. …

Restrictive Practices and NDIS Part 2

Essentially, when the states hand over certain controls of the disability sector to the #NDIS, existing standards for safety, dignity, and human rights once covered by state policies will translate to national standards. For example, the NSW Behaviour Support Policy and Practice Guide. The assumption is that existing standards will actually remain if not become …

Restrictive Practices and NDIS

Behaviour support in Australia has evolved in significant ways over the past five years. The NDIS has created a new social, political, and legal environment. One of the areas of most significant change is around restrictive practices. On one hand, the disbanding of state based systems in some states like NSW has left some with …

From Behaviour Support to Trauma Counselling

ATS are NDIS Registered Providers, and we do private work with a wide range of clients. The NDIS allows participants of the Scheme to access our services under the guidelines of funding. We have developed a number of tailored solutions for people with disabilities and mental health concerns. As specialists in this area our work …

Importance of Independent Behaviour Support

So many people rely on professional supports. We all need doctors, nurses, therapists of many disciplines, and specialists. Yet in disability support many still accept in house practitioners for behaviour support and counselling. Even though these fields are highly specialist - or should be... the complexity of therapy in disability and mental health really requires …

Ask A Therapist Video Series, Episode 1 What is Intellectual Disability?

"Ask a Therapist" Video Series is based on participant's questions and topics of interest. "Episode 1 What is Intellectual Disability?" covers the cognitive intellectual and adaptive social aspects of Intellectual Disability. Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers is our host to this question and answer series. Questions are welcome please send them by email via the Contact …