What is Specialist Disability Accommodation (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.

Optimal Living Therapy can provide certifications for SDA properties thanks to our Accredited SDA Assessor.

For all SDA Enquiries, please contact our dedicated SDA team directly at certifications@optimaltherapy.com.au

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 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 | News and Information


A promise of a better future: the new SDA Operational Guidelines

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Who might be eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation?

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Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is the physical environment (eg. a…

The first of its kind

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Four high physical support SDA certified villas have been built…

A look at the one of the first Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Certified Homes in Perth

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Our founder Lauren Hart has been closely involved in the…

SDA Update: March 2020

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There have been a number of updates recently to Specialist…

What is an Accredited SDA Assessor?

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The Specialist Disability Accomodation (SDA) design standards released on October…