Specialist Disability Accomodation (SDA)

We provide consultation and certifications for properties in SDA under the NDIS. Contact us to learn more.

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As access consultants and Occupational Therapists who work closely with the NDIS, we provide expert consultation as well as certifications for Specialist Disability Accomodation (SDA). It is our unique combination of qualifications in Occupational Therapy, Livable Housing and Access Consulting that enable us to not only provide certifications, but help these properties contribute to the NDIS mission of enabling choice and control for participants to maximise independent lifestyles and full inclusion in the community.

We have a unique insight into how participants interact with SDA homes and can provide unique and expert advice.  

What is SDA?

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is the physical environment (eg a home) of a participant that has been specially designed for people with high support needs and access requirements.

The NDIS provides SDA funding for participants so that they can have more choice around where they live, whilst also ensuring those homes can support their accessibility needs. Currently there are limited homes in Western Australia that have been certified to an SDA standard, thus limiting the options available to those participants that have been granted funding. The goal is to have many homes around different areas of WA available.

SDA Services

SDA Certifications

We can provide SDA Certifications for homes thanks to our qualified Access consultant. This includes a design consultation and compliance stage, a provisional compliance stage and an as-built compliance stage. We also work closely with you to guide you through the certification process and design SDA homes that participants want to live in.

SDA Services

SDA Consulting

We are very experienced in the NDIS and SDA. Our unique combination of qualifications and experience at Optimal Living Therapy mean that we can provide consultation on any SDA project using our experience working with participants and how they interact with their built environment.

SDA Services

SDA Funding Assessments

We provide assessments for participants that want to access Specialist Disability Accomodation (SDA) funding in the NDIS. Our assessments address all criteria required to be presented in a participant’s Housing Plan to test their eligibility for SDA.

Information about SDA

NDIS provider SDASDA Essentials
July 1, 2019

What is the process to SDA funding?

Under the NDIS, participants may be eligible to receive funding…
SDASDA Essentials
March 13, 2020

What is an Accredited SDA Assessor?

The Specialist Disability Accomodation (SDA) design standards released on October…
home modification SDASDA Essentials
March 10, 2020

SDA Design Standards

Specialist Disability Accomodation (SDA) Design Standards For accommodation to be…
SDASDA Essentials
March 14, 2020

SDA Update: March 2020

There have been a number of updates recently to Specialist…
SDA Essentials
June 24, 2019

Specialist Disability Accommodation – Supply in Australia

Specialist Disability Accommodation – Supply in Australia Specialist Disability Accommodation…
livable housing SDASDA Essentials
June 10, 2019

Am I eligible for SDA funding?

Eligibility Am I eligible for SDA accomodation funding? If your…

About Us

Optimal Living Therapy was founded to enable individuals who have had a change in health and/or ability to live as autonomously as possible in their home and engage with their community. We do this by:

We also can provide:

We service the Perth, Western Australia region and can assist in other projects nation-wide.

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