Disability Services

With a combined experience in the practice of over 40 years in the disability sector, we understand the challenges impacting an individual’s wellbeing and mental health. These challenges can stem from difficulty articulating and communicating their needs, developing social support networks, and emotional regulation.
Our psychologists specialise in providing psychological therapy and positive behaviour support to adults with intellectual disabilities, congenital disabilities, physical disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, dual disabilities, neurological conditions, and brain injuries.

NDIS Funded Services

The Flourish Project can provide the following services:
We are an NDIS registered provider for Capacity Building Supports in South Australia, including:
  • NDIS provides psychology funding to improve a person’s quality of life, including their independence, ability to carry out daily tasks and community participation.
  • This funding can be used for psychological assessments, therapy and/or training to meet a participant’s goal.
  • This is used where highly specialised intensive interventions are required to address behaviours of concern.
  • This is used for the development of behaviour support plans that use restrictive practices, with the aim to minimise the use of these practices.


  • This category is used for training in the implementation of the Behaviour Support Plan.
  • Training is for carers, support workers and others in behaviour management strategies required due to the participant’s disabilities.

NDIS Participant Handbook

Forensic Disability Services

We also have extensive experience in Forensic Disability. Our Forensic Disability service is specifically tailored for people with intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and developmental disorders who have come in contact with the justice system.
Our experienced team of psychologists and positive behaviour support practitioners provide evidence-based interventions to help clients address their challenging behaviours, reduce the risk of reoffending, and increase their capacity for social inclusion. We also work collaboratively with legal professionals, courts, disability services, and other agencies to ensure that our clients receive the best possible care and support.

Services Include

Our team is experienced in conducting forensic disability assessments, which include dual diagnosis of mental health issues and disability, assessing risk of re-offending, and identifying specific rehabilitation needs.

We can provide pre-sentencing reports and psycho-legal reports that assist the court in understanding the individual’s psychological functioning and risk of re-offending.

Our team conducts offender risk/needs analysis to identify individual needs and risk factors that may lead to re-offending. We use this information to develop individualised treatment plans that target specific needs and reduce re-offending risk.
Our team provides testimonial capacity assessments to determine an individual’s ability to provide reliable and accurate testimony in court.

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes you can. We will place you on our waitlist and request that you let us know as soon as funding has been approved so we can link the participant with one of our clinicians.

Our clinicians will guide you through the process, but generally it involves:

  • Meeting with the participant and all relevant stakeholders, including supports
  • Conducting relevant observations in the home and/or the community
  • Conducting a comprehensive Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • Designing recording charts and training the support team on the use of the charts
  • Reviewing and analysing data collected surrounding challenging behaviours
  • Consultation around challenging behaviours to develop the tailored Behaviour Support Plan and proactive strategies to address any behaviours of concern
  • Delivery of training to support staff implementing the Plan
  • Ongoing monitoring of outcomes and support to the team
  • Review of the behaviour support plan as required.
Our training for carers and support workers is designed to provide practical skills and strategies to manage challenging behaviours and support individuals with disabilities effectively.

Training is tailored to the needs of the participant and their support team, and cover topics such as understanding the ‘why’ behind concerning behaviours, ‘when’ and ‘how’ to implement strategies effectively (to mitigate or reduce troubling behaviours), and how to monitor progress.

We also provide ongoing support and coaching to ensure that the strategies are being implemented effectively and that the plan is achieving the desired outcomes. We will suggest changes to the plan when there is data suggesting we should, or there is a change in circumstance.

Collaboration and consultation is key to building a person-centred plan. The practitioner will involve the participant and their support network in the development of the plan to ensure that the strategies are tailored for the person and the people that support the person.

A plan supports the building of positive behaviours among individuals to help ensure their safety, along with the safety of people who support them and the community.

There are many long lasting benefits to behaviour support, including:
> Increased quality of life: By addressing challenging behaviours, individuals can experience a higher quality of life with increased opportunities for social inclusion, community participation and improved relationships with family and support workers.
> Improved mental health and well-being: Addressing challenging behaviours can reduce anxiety and stress levels for both the individual and their family and support workers, leading to improved mental health and well-being.
> Enhanced communication and social skills: By providing support and intervention to address challenging behaviours, individuals can develop better communication and social skills, which can lead to improved relationships with others.
> Greater independence: Addressing challenging behaviours can help individuals develop greater independence and increase their ability to participate in daily activities.
> Better support for families and support workers: Specialist Positive Behaviour Support and Intervention provides families and support workers with the tools and strategies to manage challenging behaviours and improve the quality of care for individuals with disabilities.

There is usually no wait time for psychological assessments. For all other services our waitlist times are always changing. Please get in touch for current wait times.

Forensic Disability

Forensic Disability refers to individuals with a disability who come in contact with the criminal justice system as victims or offenders.

These individuals may require specialised interventions to address their needs, including assessments and treatment for mental health concerns, cognitive functioning, and behavioural issues.

Yes we do. There will be certain clearances that our psychologist will need to undergo and this is subject to prison requirements. 

Would you like to make a referral?

If you would like to have a chat about the client's needs before you make a referral, please call us on 1300 406 460.