Children with disability

Yooralla can support children’s NDIS goals with our wide range of tailored, flexible and quality services. We have supported children with disability, and their carers, for 100 years. We can help parents navigate the NDIS for their child, and make the most of it.

Yooralla are specialists in children’s early intervention supports, and we provide specialist supports for children with high and complex needs. We have skilled, qualified staff.


Yooralla’s Specialist Children Supports support children with disability to improve communication or increase mobility and engagement in everyday activities.

Our flexible and qualified team of therapists provide multidisciplinary support across a range of therapies, including:

  • speech pathology
  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • educators
  • nursing
  • psychology, and
  • family support and counselling.
Short-term care (respite) 

Yooralla provides tailored short-term accommodation (respite) experiences and the chance to take a break from the daily routine. Our short-term accommodation, located in Melbourne’s north, is dedicated to supporting children and young people with high support needs under the age of 18 years old. It is a safe and fun place for children to stay, with an absolute focus on the specific needs of the child.

Support with communication and movement

Yooralla’s Communication and Assistive Technology team provide services that can enhance lifestyle, independence and communication ability by providing information about, and access to, assistive technologies and equipment.

Support with behaviour of concern

Yooralla specialises in providing support to children with disability displaying behaviour of concern. Built on an evidence-based approach, our Positive Behaviour Support team focuses on increasing quality of life and decreasing the frequency and severity of behaviour of concern.

Help to prepare before a child’s NDIS planning meeting

Yooralla can help parents to prepare for their child’s NDIS planning meeting in a free one-on-one session. We have also published a free guide to the NDIS for children.

Help to understand and implement a child’s NDIS plan

Yooralla offers free one-on-one meetings once parents receive their child's NDIS plan, to help them make the most of it.

Yooralla has also produced a free guide to the NDIS for children which can help parents to understand and implement their child’s NDIS plan and what they need to do to make the most of the NDIS for their child.

Help with daily living

Yooralla provides Assistance with Daily Living for children with disability. This can cover getting ready for their day, getting out and about in the community or enjoying social activities. We provide one-on-one support, seven days a week, assisting children to live the life they choose.

Early intervention to build capacity

Yooralla provides specialist therapies and supports for children with developmental delay or disability, recognising the importance of early intervention in building a child’s functional capacity. Our team of specialists can work with children through the early years, and support families by providing tailored assistance.

Opportunities to socialise

Yooralla specialises in providing Recreation services to people of all ages and disabilities. Activities can be fun, adventurous or relaxing; they can be group activities or they can support individual goals and pursuits; they may be day activities, a weekend camp, a week away or even longer.

Adventure or relaxation

Yooralla specialises in providing Recreation services tailored for children with disability or developmental delay. Activities can be fun, adventurous or relaxing; they can be group activities or they can support individual goals and pursuits; they may be day activities, a weekend camp or a week away.

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