Windmill Program – Disability Services

Royal Far West is a registered NDIS service provider. We deliver disability support services through our Windmill Program.

The Windmill Program is a therapy intervention service for children with disabilities who are living in rural and remote communities.

The program has been created specifically for children aged from 2-12 who have autism, intellectual disability, developmental or global delay and have an NDIS plan.

Children who take part in the Windmill Program will receive personalised support from our team of specialists, to help them achieve their goals.

Would you like help with:

Daily Living Skills

Develop daily living and self-care skills, including bathing and showering, dressing and personal hygiene

Preparing for important events

Prepare for major life events, such as starting school or transitioning to new environments

Supporting behaviour development

Manage challenging behaviours to improve quality of life

Manage fussy eating

Manage eating habits to help make mealtimes more enjoyable for the family

Build social skills & confidence

Strengthen communication skills and encourage interaction with others

How We Work With You

Step 1: We start by listening to you to understand your child’s strengths and goals and develop a personalised support plan that suits your family.

Step 2: We make service planning easy for you. Our service planning manager will guide you step-by-step through planning of your supports from our team of skilled and experienced professionals.

Step 3: We’ll introduce you to your focused support team, which may include a teacher, social worker, psychologist, occupational therapist, and/or speech pathologist, who will work with you to deliver your program of services.We’ll stay in close contact with you to ensure you are happy with the progress that is being made.

Remember, the ways in which we deliver your support are up to you. We can deliver in your home, school or local community, or you can join our intensive programs held on-site at our Manly Campus. You can even combine delivery methods.

Our Services
  • Child Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Parent & Carer Education
  • Recreation Programs including Camps
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology

Royal Far West also has developmental paediatricians and child and adolescent psychiatrists, as well as dental and orthodontics services on site in Manly. Services are subject to eligibility criteria.

Accessing Our Services

Windmill Program services have been created specifically for children with disabilities living in rural and remote communities.

Our team of clinicians and special educators work with country families every day and understand the unique challenges in rural and remote communities. We’ve drawn on this experience to develop award-winning, specialised supports that are flexible, effective and overcome access issues.

Our services can be delivered in your home, school or local community via the internet, or at our Campus in Manly. Whatever works best for you and your family.

Local Therapies

Access high quality,specialised support without driving 100’s of kilometres. Royal Far West Telecare*, lets you connect to your support team via video conference over the internet. With Telecare you can access services

  • At home
  • Through your child’s participating school or preschool
  • In partnership with participating local services

*Telecare requires a computer and good internet connection. Not all supports are available via Telecare.

We also offer intensive goal-orientated therapy packages in local communities, subject to demand and scheduling capacity.

Therapies in Manly

Take a break from the pressures of everyday life at our Centre for Country Kids located on Manly Beach. Enjoy comfortable family accommodation onsite while you access a full range of therapy and support services. These stays are ideal to:

  • meet and work with you your support team face to face
  • focus on working towards a specific goal
  • access other Royal Far West services

OR

  • join our camps program focussed on building skills and social connections
Fees

Fees for Windmill Services are in line with those recommended by the NDIS and are subject to change from time to time.

The NDIS

The NDIS (or National Disability Insurance Scheme) is a government initiative, which has been put into place to help improve access to services for anyone with disabilities.

Implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), the Scheme allows its participants and their families to choose the sort of help they need and receive it in a way that suits them, whether that be emotionalassistance, intervention therapies, information services, community health services or other types of support.

The NDIA works with NDIS participants to develop plans tailored to the needs of the individual. Participants will then receive a funding package, which they can allocate to the services that best meet their needs.

The level of financial assistance provided will relate directly to the individual’s requirements, and can be adjusted to suit your child’s changing needss and circumstances.