Children's Services

Minda's Children's Services offers dedicated support for young people with disability, and their families.

Our services include short-term respite accommodation and school holiday programs based at Variety House, and Your Support - which can include: mentoring, in home support, community access and participation.

All our programs are designed to help your child achieve their goals, and provide support for young people to live their best lives.

 

About our approach 

Person-centred support is the foundation of our approach, putting your family and your child's needs and preferences first.

Our team of highly qualified Disability Support staff are trained in support strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Positive Behaviour Support, high needs care and person-centred practice. All our staff are medication trained.


Our programs 

We tailor your child's support to their age, abilites and NDIS goals, but programs can include:

  • Social participation
  • Gross motor skills
  • Daily living skills, including cooking and cleaning
  • Shopping/budgeting skills
  • Emotional regulation guidance
  • Communication skills

 

What is Variety House? 

Located in a quiet, residential street in Adelaide's inner-southern suburbs, Variety House is a safe and welcoming home-away-from-home for children aged 5-17 with disabilities.

Your child's well-being is at the centre of everything we do at Variety House. We get to know your family, follow your established routines and tailor support to you child's unique needs and personality.

Most importantly, all our staff are passionate about supporting children with disability to live their best lives.

 

Our facilities 

Variety House is safe and secure gated property, designed specifically for young people with disability.

The home features large, individual bedrooms, allowing for children to bring comfort items from home, calming sensory areas and a large communal living and dining space.

Outdoors, there are two large play areas equipped with accessible play equipment. We also have an onsite vehicle for transport, if required and funded in your child’s NDIS plan.

 

Short-term accommodation 

Minda offers short-term accommodation at Variety House, giving families much-needed respite to recharge and spend quality time with other siblings. Short-term accommodation is available on weekdays, evenings and weekends, all year round.

 

School Holiday Programs

Minda offers a school holiday program at Variety House. The program includes a range of different activity options to choose from, with a specific focus on sensory based learning activities and skill building supports.

School holiday program hours are from 9:30am-3:30pm on weekdays. Please contact us for the next school holiday program dates

 

Your Support

Your Support offers young people individual support to be involved in the community, build skills and increase their independence.

A program is developed in line with your child's NDIS goals and can include development of gross motor, communication and behaviour regulation skills, and practical tasks like cooking, public transport training, shopping and money management. Mentors can also support children to be active in sports, community events and social activities.

Support can be offered on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis, dependent on your child's needs, and transport is provided if required and in your child’s NDIS plan.

 

Contact Us
For further information about Children's Services please contact us by emailing disability.choices@minda.asn.au