The Centre for Disability Studies runs two clinical services for people with disabilities, and an outreach program involving therapy facilitators in regional areas.
NSW Development Disability Health Unit (DDHU) – based in the outpatients unit at Royal Rehabilitation in Putney sees adolescents and adults with developmental disability. The clinic provides a consultancy service in conjunction with the person’s general practitioner to ensure access to high quality health care through a network of specialist and allied health personnel.
Northern Sydney Intellectual Disability Health Team (NSIDHT) – a multidisciplinary clinic based a Cremorne Community Health Centre is for school aged children, adolescents and adults with intellectual disability and complex health needs. The service provides medical, psychological, psychiatry and nutrition clinics. The team is also able to provide clinics in special schools and a transition clinic for adolescents.
CDS Outreach– a service currently available in Central Western NSW, which will become available across regional NSW soon. Using a hub and spoke model of service delivery, NDIS participants can engage with therapy facilitators based in regional areas (currently Coonamble, Coonabarabran and Cobar) to ensure continuity of support supervised remotely by an allied health professional.