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Autism testing for children

Providing assessments to determine whether children meet the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). No Limits Community Services provides assessments to determine if children (over 2 and half years old) meet diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our full day Autism Assessment Clinics are staffed by a multidisciplinary team of a clinical psychologists and speech therapists. Generally, the assessment will include: A formal observation of the child, as well as a parent interview. These assessment tools have been approved to be used to establish a diagnosis of ASD. A feedback session to summarise the initial findings of the assessments. An assessment report including the results of the assessments, a description of the child’s presentation, a diagnosis (including a severity level if applicable), and some brief general recommendations. If your child is diagnosed with autism, you can use this as evidence to provide to the NDIS if you seek support from the NDIS for your child. What do I need to get my child tested for autism? To attend a No Limits Community Services Assessment Clinic, children need a referral from a paediatrician, maternal health nurse or Doctor. To book your child into a No Limits Community Services Assessment Clinic, please call 03 9312 8362. How much does it cost to get an autism test for my child? The cost to attend an Autism Assessment Clinic will depend on how much assessment the child needs. Out of pocket expenses can be clarified at the time of booking. Where can I get an autism test for my child? No Limits Community Services holds regular Autism Assessment Clinics in Melbourne’s North. How can I get support for my child? If your child receives an autism diagnosis, No Limits Community Services staff can support you through the NDIS process, with comprehensive resources and free advice about the NDIS for your child. We also provide tailored services for children with ASD, recognising the importance of early childhood early intervention in building a child’s capacity through their early years.

Working as a disability support worker at No Limits Community Services

Right now, we’re recruiting people interested in working with children, young people and adults with disability, to support them to live the life they choose. A disability support worker role with No Limits Community Services offers: rewarding, casual work comprehensive training and support flexible hours to fit in with your home life, family or studies excellent tax benefits the possibility of finding work close to home, as No Limits Community Services services Victoria-wide, and the chance to support Victorians with disability to actively participate in their community and achieve their goals. Don’t have any experience with disability? That’s OK, because No Limits Community Services provides comprehensive induction, training and support. What we are looking for is the right attitude, a desire to learn new skills, meet new people and support people with disability to live the life they choose. In a disability support worker role with No Limits Community Services , you may: provide direct support to people with disability in their home, community, in camps and our Community Hubs. take a customer out to their favourite activities in the community, which might include shopping, going to the library or swimming lessons. support a customer with their personal care such as toileting or bathing. support customers on children’s holiday programs and camps, as well as enabling them to enjoy unique experiences such as abseiling or scuba diving.

Working as a Support Coordinator at No Limits Community Services

No Limits Community Services Support Coordination team is growing! Are you looking for an organisation that values Support Coordination, knows the NDIS, has the team and resources to help you to support NDIS participants to make the most of their NDIS plans? Then we have the roles you’re looking for! Joining No Limits Community Services means you’ll be part of a not-for-profit organisation that has supported people with disability and their carers for 100 years. Being a Support Coordinator with No Limits Community Services means you’ll have: a choice of flexible hours – full-time, part-time a competitive and attractive salary, with excellent tax benefits via salary packaging ongoing training, team support and professional development, and a choice of a region that suits you, with roles based in Kew, Gippsland, Carnegie, Benalla and Glenroy. About you To be successful in this role you will have: effective time management and organisational skills a professional and positive work ethic ability to initiate and maintain contacts with a broad range of people and community organisations excellent relationship building and problem solving skills excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate in a positive and collaborative way with a diverse range of people demonstrated ability to manage financial resources in a complex environment excellent initiative and ability to work autonomously a current valid Australian driver's licence a current Victorian Working with Children Check, and a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as disability, allied health, social science or welfare practice.

Vision & mission

Vision & mission Our vision is a world where people with disability are equal citizens. Our mission is to provide quality, sustainable and flexible services that uphold human rights and create opportunities, empowering you to live the life you choose. Our values are at the centre of everything we do for our customers, their families, and their support network. At No Limits Community Services , we are: Customer focused in our service, and creative in our solutions. Courageous in speaking up, and determined in facing challenges. Authentic in our relationships, and honest in our conduct. Accountable in all our work, and responsible for our actions. Respectful of your choices, and embracing of diversity. Passionate about our work, and driven by our vision and values. Strategic Plan In 2017, No Limits Community Services Board of Directors refreshed the organisation's Strategic Plan to 2020. The plan was originally developed in 2014 in recognition of the individualised and customer responsive services that would be delivered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The vision, mission and values and key strategies have not changed and remain relevant. However, the focus on delivering high quality services that respects the rights of people with disability has been strengthened. No Limits Community Services Strategic Plan describes how No Limits Community Services will focus on providing relevant and quality services for children and adults with disability, their families and carers. Our services include a range of accommodation alternatives, respite, in-home support, therapy, attendant care, assistive technologies, employment, education, recreation, training and practical skills for daily living. The plan provides the broad strategic direction that No Limits Community Services will pursue over the remainder of this decade. A summary of the Strategic Plan is available below.

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