Disability, NDIS Windmill Program
About our Windmill program
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 disability who are living in rural and remote communities. The program has been created specifically for children aged from 2-12 years old who have challenges associated with diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, developmental or global delay. We provide services to children who have an NDIS plan. If, for any reason, our program is not the best fit for your child, we will help by directing you to an appropriate service.
Children who take part in the Windmill Program will receive tailored support from our therapy and support teams to help them achieve their goals.
Important information for families
Due to high demand, we have closed our waitlist to focus on meeting the needs of our current children and their families.
To find NDIS services in your region, please visit Disability Gateway.
You can also find Occupational Therapists in your local area by visiting OT Australia, Psychologists by visiting ACPA or Australian Psychological Society and Speech Pathologists by visiting Speech Pathology Australia.
We are committed to providing a safe environment for families, staff and guests visiting RFW in Manly. If you are planning on visiting us for Windmill services, please read our COVID-19 advice for Visitors page.
Our sessions focus on
- Emotion regulation (including anxiety)
- Behaviour support
- Social skills
- Motor skills
- Early communication skills
- Speech production
The support we offer
We can support your child to:
- progress towards developmental milestones
- become more independent
- master new skills
- participate to his/her best ability at preschool and school
- build their social ability
- feel calm and regulated
We can also support you by:
- understanding diagnoses and how they apply to your child
- identifying and building on your child’s strengths
- coaching and training
Your Windmill Journey
- Step 1: Getting to know you– We start by listening to you and gathering information to understand your child’s strengths and challenges
- Step 2: Planning– Our service planner will guide you step-by-step to create a tailored support plan, with specific goals, for your child
- Step 3: Getting to know us– We share visuals and social stories with you so you know what to expect and learn more about our team
- Step 4: Service delivery– We’ll introduce you to your therapy team, which may include a psychologist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, developmental educator and/or social worker
- Step 5: Review– At the end of the program we review how your child is progressing against their goals and discuss future goals and support needs
- Speech Pathology
- Occupational Therapy
- Developmental Education
- Parent Education
- Recreation Program
Accessing our Services
Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are delivering individualised therapy via video link (Telecare). Telecare provides longer-term therapy solutions conducted in regular one-on-one* video link therapy sessions with your child.
To access Telecare you will need a computer/laptop with good internet.
We are here to help you and can perform a technology test to make sure the sound and video are working well. Your Service Planner will discuss all options with you when developing your support plan.
*An adult (parent/carer or school staff member) must be available to support and attend Telecare sessions.
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 needs and circumstances.