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Camps

NDIS Information

Attendance at DCA camps can be covered with funding from your NDIS Plan no matter how your funds are managed (Plan managed, Self-managed or NDIA Managed).

Support Categories

There are several support category options we can split costs across:
 

Family Camps
Youth Camp
Camp stories
Auslan for Families

Goals

To help with the inclusion of camps in your NDIS you the following goals may help:
 

Goal 1
I would like to improve my communication skills so I can participate in social and community activities and create new relationships.

 

Goal 2
I would like to develop positive self-esteem, confidence and my deaf identity so I can be more independent and accept my difficulties and differences

 

Goal 3
I would like to reduce my social isolation through improving my social skills to increase my social and community participation.

Benefits
 

When planning or reviewing your NDIS plan it can be beneficial to mention camps and their benefits with your child’s support network (Paediatrician, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist etc.) and recommend a camp in their report for your NDIS planning meeting.

All activities help to build participants capacity building and independence as well as building communication, teamwork, self-esteem, self-care and relationship building.


DCA Camp would provide for this family:
 

For the young person (Participant):

> Social and community participation: Participant will make and keep friends, interact with the community, learn to behave within limits accepted by others, learn to cope with feelings and emotions in a social context.
> Provide an opportunity to improve communication skills and practice Auslan
> Independence: Participant will learn skills, plan and make decisions, and to take responsibility for himself, including completing daily tasks, making decisions and problem solving;
> Fine and gross motor skills: improving his fine and gross motor skills are important for the participant’s independence.
> Will result in the opportunity for the participant to work towards participating in social and community events independently (with the assistance of support workers).

 

For the parent:

> Parents will experience temporary relief from care giving responsibilities;
> Peer-to-peer support – Parents will boost their knowledge through information sharing.
> Self-Care – Parents will take a moment to look after themselves - boosting her confidence and self-esteem, and giving them renewed energy to care for the participant.
> Reduced need for formal and informal supports: Parent will be less reliant on NDIS and disability worker supports.
> Provide an opportunity to improve communication skills and practice Auslan

 

For the siblings:

> Siblings will feel a sense of relief from the burden of responsibility
> Siblings will have an opportunity to express her concerns about the future care of their sibling.  
> Sibling will have a greater understanding of issues pertaining to their sibling’s disability.  
> Peer to peer support – Sibling will understand that they are not alone with their concerns and feelings;
> Sibling will have support to express and deal with these feelings.
> Sibling will have an opportunity to improve communication skills and practice Auslan