Learn About the Options Available

Our Community Living program offers Shared Living (Supported Independent Living) options for people looking to move into their own home with up to three other compatible people, and Independent Living for people needing some support to live independently in their own home. Our team can work with you to determine which option best matches your individual needs.

Shared Living 

Sharing life’s best moments

Our Shared Living service provides Supported Independent Living (SIL) options. Each Supported Independent Living home has a 24/7 experienced support team who understand Autism and are dedicated to working with you and your family to reach your goals and provide the support you need. We pay close attention to the detail to ensure the home is unique to the you and that you are supported in the way you choose.

We assist you to maintain and improve independent living skills and quality of life. You will be supported to be included in the local community, and provided opportunities to have real relationships, contribute to everyday life and take part in daily living activities around your home.

Careful preparation goes into planning for the transition into your new home and matching you with compatible housemates. In addition, we provide tailored support and activities to suit your needs and goals, working with you and your family to be involved in the decisions that impact your daily life.

Key features of this support include:

  • 24/7 support by experienced staff who understand the needs of people with Autism.
  • A unique 2.5 day roster which minimises change (3 shifts a week) and provides you with the opportunity to develop positive relationships with the people supporting you.
  • Assisting you and your family to obtain the level of supports required.
  • The development of an Individual Plan to support you to achieve the life you want.
  • Working in partnership with the important people in your life. This could include being involved when selecting support staff, sharing family traditions, or providing input at team meetings.
  • Careful planning when transitioning into your new home to ensure it meets your needs.
  • Access to therapy services.

Accessing this service

To access Shared Living supports, NDIS funding in core supports for Supported Independent Living (SIL) that meets the requirements of the individual’s support needs is required. Submit a service enquiry to contact our team and discuss the options available to you or view our current available homes below.

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Your Next Home Awaits

Discover Our Supported Independent Living Vacancies 

Supported Living provides 24/7 support from experienced staff who understand Autism. We are dedicated to working with you and your family to achieve the life you want. Check out our current vacancies below and find your next home!

Enquire about our listings

About You:

You are a 20-30 year old man seeking supported living with people who share similar interests.

About Your Housemates:

You will be joining two other young men who enjoy exploring the outdoors, swimming, dancing, cooking, and card games.

About the House

Large backyard | Undercover alfresco area | Large lounge area | Games/theater room | Activity room


































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Independent Living

Independence with a helping hand

Independent Living provides support to live on your own, close to your family and friends. There are a number of ways to access a property, depending on your preferences and finances. The Autism Association can provide regular support in each of the following arrangements:

  • Your own property
  • A private rental 
  • Department of Housing property
  • A granny flat on private property
  • A property owned by a family member 
  • A property funded through the NDIS Specialist Disability Accommodation 

Depending on the types of support you choose, we can assist with:

  • Individual planning
  • Personal care
  • Grocery shopping
  • Doing things that interest you, e.g., exploring hobbies, joining social groups, or volunteering
  • Attending appointments
  • Learning new skills

Accessing this service

To access Independent Living supports, NDIS funding in core supports for 15 hours or more per week is required. Submit a service enquiry to contact our team and discuss the options available.

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