It’s hard to put into words how much a good support system can mean to your child or teenager. Family members, teachers, neighbours, friends – these are the people that help shape our young ones’ world. They are our children’s role models, their safe space, their comfort zone.
For children and young people living with disabilities, this support circle is often extended to the team of therapists who work with them.
- Speech therapists, who are with them when they learn how to correctly pronounce their names.
- Occupational therapists, who assist them to hold a pencil, and cheer them on as they go on to write their first sentence.
- Behaviour support practitioners, who teach them various coping mechanisms to help them when things get a little too overwhelming.
Adelaide Child and Youth Disability Services
At Kudos Services in South Australia, these interactions are part of everyday life for the hundreds of children, teenagers and young adults who belong to the Kudos’ Community – an NDIS registered provider of supports for children 7+ (y/o) and young people.
While it can be difficult to put into words just how much this help can mean to them and to their parents, this video perfectly sums up the importance of quality disability support for children who need it.
Take three minutes to watch it and see how much the right support means to these deserving children. Their smiles, their accomplishments, their laughter. Well, they are worth a thousand words, aren’t they?!
‘They’ve become family’
In the video, we meet 9-year-old Curtis and 11-year-old Bidya, two beautiful little souls who belong to the Kudos community. They are supported by their therapists, Luca (Speech Therapist) and Jill (OT).
As Curtis, Bidya and their parents share their experiences, they talk about things like the anger, disassociation and frustration their children previously had. Not being able to do things, not feeling heard or understood, not wanting to participate or share. In time and with the support of Luca and Jill, these insecurities start to fade away.
Curtis has learned to share, write and cut with scissors. Bidya has learned to speak, recognise numbers and cope with others.
But, mostly, these children have learned how to be confident, independent and proud of just what they have achieved.
This is what child and teenager disability support should be about – helping children see this and celebrating with them as they go through the various stages into adulthood.
A community of care and support
At Kudos Services, an Adelaide disability provider for children, teens, and young adults, this is exactly what families will receive. Support, care, encouragement, from day one and beyond.
From first visit to ongoing therapy
Their community of allied health professionals is committed to and invested in, long-term lifetime achievements for every single member of their community. This includes specialist therapeutic supports for children and young people from 7 years old and beyond with intellectual and physical disabilities, developmental delay, Autism and/or ASD diagnosis.
Kudos is a registered NDIS provider in Adelaide and their team includes:
- Occupational therapists
- Speech therapists
- Social workers
- Developmental educators
- Positive behaviour support practitioners
- (Specialists) support coordinators
Essentially, they are a one-stop-shop for assessment and care and provide community-based supports in homes, schools and their offices. They take on a partnership approach, working together to build meaningful relationships with their clients and families. All children need this, and this need doesn’t go away after the age of seven and beyond.
A community of care
Whether you are navigating through a fresh diagnosis, are new to the NDIS, or are simply looking for a different disability provider in Adelaide metro, we know how important it is to find the perfect fit for your family, especially for your child or young one.
There needs to be a level of comfort, trust, and care. Often you don’t know if these elements are there until you see if for yourself. In some instances, you may not realise you are missing these elements in your child’s care until you see what disability support should look like.
Every single child should feel as happy, cared for, and supported as Curtis and Bidya do. At Kudos Services, this is their promise to you. Not just for now, but for as long as they need.
Child and youth disability provider, South Australia
If you’re a South Australian parent looking for specialised support for your child or young one living with a disability, then consider Adelaide disability provider, Kudos Services.
They are a non-profit Adelaide-based organisation owned and run by their staff. You can give them a call on (08) 8348 6500 or check out their website to take the next steps for your child’s future. We know you’ll be so glad you did.