Formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation

Behavioural Support

Behavioural Support works to understand why a person may display inappropriate, challenging, or unsafe behaviour.

Behavioural Support at Aruma

At Aruma (formerly House with No Steps and The Tipping Foundation), we can help to understand why someone with a disability may display inappropriate, challenging, or unsafe behaviours, and work together to find a solution.

How will Aruma find out why a person is using a behaviour?

To begin, we will put together an assessment to help us understand what a person is communicating through different actions.

As part of this we may:

  • Look at relevant reports
  • Talk with the person and their family or networks
  • Spend time with a person in their home, at school, at work, or out and about

What strategies or solutions will Aruma suggest?

What we suggest will depend on the person and their needs but there are lots of different strategies.

We might look at:

  • Skills training so a person no longer needs to use certain behaviours
  • Communication training
  • Changes that could be made to the home or environment
  • Ways to respond safely if the person does use a behaviour

Does Aruma provide Behavioural Support training?

Yes, we do!

Families and carers may need education and training around how to implement the recommended strategies. Our team can help make sure everyone understands the plan and that the plan is effective.

We can also provide training to small groups in the areas of:

  • Sexuality and relationships
  • Social skills development
  • Anger management

Where does Aruma provide Behavioural Support?

We provide Behavioural Support services in New South Wales and Queensland including:

  • Northern NSW: (Ballina, Lismore, Alstonville, Grafton, and surrounds)
  • New England: (Armidale, Tamworth, Glen Innes, and surrounds)
  • Western NSW: (Forbes, Parkes and surrounds)
  • South East Queensland: (Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Logan, and surrounds)

We also offer other disability services across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and the ACT.


Funding

NDIS Participants

The NDIS provides funding for Therapy and Clinical Supports.

The most common NDIS categories of support include Improved Daily Living, Improved Relationships, and Support Coordination.

Private customers

Aruma also welcome private customers, both individuals and organisations.