Positive Behaviour Support in Richmond, Victoria | Meet Nicole Sardana

Nicole Sardana with Melody Dexter

18 July 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in Richmond, Victoria | Meet Nicole Sardana

We talk about psychology, behavioural science, neuroplasticity, long-distance running and Nicole's whippet, Felix.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Richmond, Victoria | Meet Nicole Sardana

Positive Behaviour Support in Lismore: Meet PBS practitioner Andi Saunders

Andi Saunders with Melody Dexter

11 July 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in Lismore: Meet PBS practitioner Andi Saunders

Andi provides Positive Behaviour Support in the Northern Rivers: Lismore, Byron Bay, Casino, Kyogle and Mullumbimby.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Lismore: Meet PBS practitioner Andi Saunders

Positive Behaviour Support in South East Melbourne

Melody Dexter

09 July 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in South East Melbourne

Get started with Positive Behaviour Support in South East Melbourne, from Richmond and Fitzroy to Mount Waverly and Dandenong.

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Positive Behaviour Support in South East Melbourne

Kenya Kids International is building strong foundations in the Karungu community

Melody Dexter

04 July 2024 | 3 min read

Kenya Kids International is building strong foundations in the Karungu community

Find out how KKI is supporting the Juma familiy and over 120 students in the Karungu commuunity.

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Kenya Kids International is building strong foundations in the Karungu community

Find a behaviour support practitioner near you in Newcastle: Meet Valentina Fable, PBS practitioner, counsellor and psychotherapist

Valentina Fable with Melody Dexter

03 July 2024 | 5 min read

Find a behaviour support practitioner near you in Newcastle: Meet Valentina Fable, PBS practitioner, counsellor and psychotherapist

Click to read more!

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Find a behaviour support practitioner near you in Newcastle: Meet Valentina Fable, PBS practitioner, counsellor and psychotherapist

Positive Behaviour Support on the Gold Coast: Meet Jessie Rose, Behaviour Support Practitioner

Jessie Rose with Melody Dexter

03 July 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support on the Gold Coast: Meet Jessie Rose, Behaviour Support Practitioner

Jessie supports the Gold Coast community from Coolangatta to Coomera. Find out more about your local PBS practitioner.

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Positive Behaviour Support on the Gold Coast: Meet Jessie Rose, Behaviour Support Practitioner

Positive Behaviour Support in Blacktown: Find a PBS practitioner near you

Team Ability Consultants

13 June 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in Blacktown: Find a PBS practitioner near you

Find Positive Behaviour Support throughout Blacktown, from Seven Hills and Quakers Hill to Mt Druitt and Schofields.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Blacktown: Find a PBS practitioner near you

Which NDIS funds can I use for Positive Behaviour Support? Improved Relationships funding and more

Team Ability Consultants

04 June 2024

Which NDIS funds can I use for Positive Behaviour Support? Improved Relationships funding and more

Your guide to NDIS funds and Positive Behaviour Support: which funds you can use and which funds have flexibility.

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Which NDIS funds can I use for Positive Behaviour Support? Improved Relationships funding and more

Frequently Asked Questions about NDIS funding for Positive Behaviour Support

Team Ability Consultants

03 June 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about NDIS funding for Positive Behaviour Support

FAQs about NDIS funds and Positive Behaviour Support including how much funding you might need and how to secure PBS funding.

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Frequently Asked Questions about NDIS funding for Positive Behaviour Support

Positive Behaviour Support in Liverpool, NSW: Meet Becki, PBS Practitioner

Becki with Melody Dexter

24 May 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in Liverpool, NSW: Meet Becki, PBS Practitioner

Learn more about accessing Positive Behaviour Support in Liverpool and Sydney's South West.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Liverpool, NSW: Meet Becki, PBS Practitioner

Positive Behaviour Support in Manly, NSW: Meet PBS practitioner Danielle Oerlemans

Danielle Oerlemans with Melody Dexter

24 May 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in Manly, NSW: Meet PBS practitioner Danielle Oerlemans

Looking for Positive Behaviour Support on the Northern Beaches? Click here to lread about your local PBS practitioner.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Manly, NSW: Meet PBS practitioner Danielle Oerlemans

Positive Behaviour Support in Brisbane

Team Ability Consultants

27 April 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in Brisbane

We provide Positive Behaviour Support throughout the Brisbane metropolitan area and regional Queensland.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Brisbane

Behaviour Support Practitioner and NDIS Provider in Townsville: Meet Abel Fusire

Abel Fusire with Melody Dexter

23 April 2024 | 5 min read

Behaviour Support Practitioner and NDIS Provider in Townsville: Meet Abel Fusire

Abel takes a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed approach to delivering Positive Behaviour Support in Townsville.

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Behaviour Support Practitioner and NDIS Provider in Townsville: Meet Abel Fusire

Positive Behaviour Support in Hornsby, NSW: Interview with PBS practitioner Nikki Rowland

Nikki Rowland with Melody Dexter

22 April 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in Hornsby, NSW: Interview with PBS practitioner Nikki Rowland

How does Nikki's experience leading disability day programs shape her work as a behaviour support practitioner?

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Positive Behaviour Support in Hornsby, NSW: Interview with PBS practitioner Nikki Rowland

Positive Behaviour Support in Logan, QLD | Meet PBS practitioner Gracie Macpherson

Gracie Macpherson with Melody Dexter

22 April 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in Logan, QLD | Meet PBS practitioner Gracie Macpherson

Learn about your local behaviour support practitioner in Logan, as well as accessible activities in the Logan region.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Logan, QLD | Meet PBS practitioner Gracie Macpherson

Positive Behaviour Support in Stirling, Western Australia: Meet PBS Practitioner Robyn Earl

Robyn Earl with Melody Dexter

19 April 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in Stirling, Western Australia: Meet PBS Practitioner Robyn Earl

We talk about inclusive parks and youth centres, PBS in schools, PODD and using data in Positive Behaviour Support.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Stirling, Western Australia: Meet PBS Practitioner Robyn Earl

Positive Behaviour Support in South West Sydney, from Bankstown to Liverpool and Fairfield

Team Ability Consultants

12 April 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in South West Sydney, from Bankstown to Liverpool and Fairfield

Find out how to organise a Positive Behaviour Support Plan (PBSP) in South West Sydney and the areas we provide support.

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Positive Behaviour Support in South West Sydney, from Bankstown to Liverpool and Fairfield

The art of de-escalation: 10 tips for parents to manage autistic meltdowns

Indi Taylor

19 March 2024 | 10 min read

The art of de-escalation: 10 tips for parents to manage autistic meltdowns

What to look for, 10 ways to help and how Positive Behaviour Support can help children on the autism spectrum.

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The art of de-escalation: 10 tips for parents to manage autistic meltdowns

Find Positive Behaviour Support in Western Sydney for NDIS participants

Team Ability Consultants

14 March 2024 | 5 min read

Find Positive Behaviour Support in Western Sydney for NDIS participants

We improve quality of life through easy access to Positive Behaviour Support in Blacktown, Parramatta and Penrith.

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Find Positive Behaviour Support in Western Sydney for NDIS participants

We're creating freedom through education with Kenya Kids International

Kenya Kids International

08 March 2024 | 5 min read

We're creating freedom through education with Kenya Kids International

Find out how we're supporting tertiary students in the Karungu community in Kenya!

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We're creating freedom through education with Kenya Kids International

Positive Behaviour Support on Sydney’s Northern Beaches: Meet PBS practitioner Joanne Choudry

Joanne Choudry with Melody Dexter

01 March 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support on Sydney’s Northern Beaches: Meet PBS practitioner Joanne Choudry

Find out how Joanne's special education experience shapes her approach to Positive Behaviour Support.

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Positive Behaviour Support on Sydney’s Northern Beaches: Meet PBS practitioner Joanne Choudry

Positive Behaviour Support in Tasmania: Meet Senior PBS practitioner Jenny Lancaster

Jenny Lancaster with Melody Dexter

01 March 2024 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in Tasmania: Meet Senior PBS practitioner Jenny Lancaster

She's a harp-playing social worker learning AUSLAN and braille; she said "I love what I do and I do what I love."

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Positive Behaviour Support in Tasmania: Meet Senior PBS practitioner Jenny Lancaster

Behaviour support practitioner jobs in Queensland | Find them here!

Vanessa Bell with Melody Dexter

29 February 2024 | 5 min read

Behaviour support practitioner jobs in Queensland | Find them here!

Learn about the role of a behaviour support practitioner and about PBS careers in Queensland.

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Behaviour support practitioner jobs in Queensland | Find them here!

We're creating freedom and social connection through easy access to Positive Behaviour Support in Australia

Team Ability Consultants

20 February 2024 | 12 min read

We're creating freedom and social connection through easy access to Positive Behaviour Support in Australia

We've grown from humble beginnings in Sydney to supporting NDIS participants in every state of Australia!

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We're creating freedom and social connection through easy access to Positive Behaviour Support in Australia

Meet Alexandra Cox, NDIS Provider and Behaviour Support Practitioner in New England and Darling Downs

Alexandra Cox with Melody Dexter

19 February 2024 | 5 min read

Meet Alexandra Cox, NDIS Provider and Behaviour Support Practitioner in New England and Darling Downs

In our Q&A with Alex, we talk about orchards, sheep dogs, life in Stanthorpe and how PBS can help with Autism and PTSD.

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Meet Alexandra Cox, NDIS Provider and Behaviour Support Practitioner in New England and Darling Downs

Northern Beaches Psychologist: Meet Paola A. Vieira

Paola A. Vieira with Melody Dexter

17 January 2024

Northern Beaches Psychologist: Meet Paola A. Vieira

Get to know your local Northern Beaches psychologist: Paola's experience, language skills and how she can help you.

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Northern Beaches Psychologist: Meet Paola A. Vieira

Positive Behaviour Support in Adelaide: Meet PBS practitioner Shvan Mohammed

Shvan Mohammed with Melody Dexter

19 December 2023

Positive Behaviour Support in Adelaide: Meet PBS practitioner Shvan Mohammed

We asked Shvan about educational psychology, autism and the importance of empathy. Click to read more.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Adelaide: Meet PBS practitioner Shvan Mohammed

Meet Alex Bell, Forensic Psychologist in Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Alex Bell with Melody Dexter

19 December 2023

Meet Alex Bell, Forensic Psychologist in Sydney’s Northern Beaches

We talk about soccer, mental health, forensic psychology and Positive Behaviour Support. Click to read more.

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Meet Alex Bell, Forensic Psychologist in Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Inside Scoop: Zac's role and the essential work of our Intake Team

Zac Carriage with Melody Dexter

15 December 2023

Inside Scoop: Zac's role and the essential work of our Intake Team

Want to know what it's really like working on our admin team? Find out here.

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Inside Scoop: Zac's role and the essential work of our Intake Team

NDIS provider in Yamba, NSW: Behind the scenes with Brooke Wheeler

Brooke Wheeler with Melody Dexter

04 December 2023

NDIS provider in Yamba, NSW: Behind the scenes with Brooke Wheeler

Meet Brooke Wheeler, Behaviour Support Practitioner in Clarence Valley NSW

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NDIS provider in Yamba, NSW: Behind the scenes with Brooke Wheeler

We wish you a Merry Christmas

David Ackling-Jones

01 December 2023

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Dave and all of us at Ability Consultants!

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We wish you a Merry Christmas

10 things about you: Q&A with our Central West Positive Behaviour Support practitioners

Hayley Gray & Candice Golding

25 November 2023

10 things about you: Q&A with our Central West Positive Behaviour Support practitioners

Get to know our PBS practitioners in Mudgee and Dubbo, Central West NSW!

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10 things about you: Q&A with our Central West Positive Behaviour Support practitioners

Positive Behaviour Support in Dubbo: Meet PBS Practitioner Candice Golding

Candice Golding with Melody Dexter

19 November 2023

Positive Behaviour Support in Dubbo: Meet PBS Practitioner Candice Golding

What's in Dubbo? Horses of course! Learn about Candice, her work as a PBS practitioner and her love for horses.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Dubbo: Meet PBS Practitioner Candice Golding

We’re a Registered NDIS provider delivering Positive Behaviour Support in Bundaberg

Team Ability Consultants

17 November 2023

We’re a Registered NDIS provider delivering Positive Behaviour Support in Bundaberg

Find out how you can benefit from positive behaviour support in Bundaberg!

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We’re a Registered NDIS provider delivering Positive Behaviour Support in Bundaberg

Looking for an NDIS provider in Mudgee? Our team can help you. Get in touch to find out more

Hayley Gray with Melody Dexter

19 October 2023

Looking for an NDIS provider in Mudgee? Our team can help you. Get in touch to find out more

Central West NSW, we've got you covered! Find out about positive behaviour support in this interview with Hayley Gray.

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Looking for an NDIS provider in Mudgee? Our team can help you. Get in touch to find out more

Positive Behaviour Support on the NSW Mid-North Coast: Forster, Taree, Gloucester & more

Gina McClure with Melody Dexter

21 September 2023

Positive Behaviour Support on the NSW Mid-North Coast: Forster, Taree, Gloucester & more

Learn more about NDIS support on the Mid North Coast of NSW in our Q&A with Practitioner Gina McClure.

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Positive Behaviour Support on the NSW Mid-North Coast: Forster, Taree, Gloucester & more

Positive Behaviour Support in Cairns | Meet Behaviour Support Practitioner Indi Taylor

Indi Taylor with Melody Dexter

08 August 2023

Positive Behaviour Support in Cairns | Meet Behaviour Support Practitioner Indi Taylor

We talk about special ed, psychology, life in Cairns and creating change through Positive Behaviour Support.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Cairns | Meet Behaviour Support Practitioner Indi Taylor

ABC Western Plains: Jess and Hayley discuss Positive Behaviour Support in Central West NSW

Melody Dexter

17 July 2023

ABC Western Plains: Jess and Hayley discuss Positive Behaviour Support in Central West NSW

Thanks to Jess McGuire from ABC Western Plains for taking the time to speak with us about PBS in Central West NSW.

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ABC Western Plains: Jess and Hayley discuss Positive Behaviour Support in Central West NSW

Q&A with Akanksha Chhettri, PBS Practitioner and Board Member of Autism Compassion Africa

Akanksha Chhettri

03 July 2023

Q&A with Akanksha Chhettri, PBS Practitioner and Board Member of Autism Compassion Africa

Find out how ACA is dismantling the stigma that surrounds autism in West Africa.

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Q&A with Akanksha Chhettri, PBS Practitioner and Board Member of Autism Compassion Africa

How do you respectfully guess the function of a behaviour of concern? Find out in this FREE course

Chris Wood

03 July 2023

How do you respectfully guess the function of a behaviour of concern? Find out in this FREE course

We talk about EATS and give you tools to help you as a PBS practitioner.

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How do you respectfully guess the function of a behaviour of concern? Find out in this FREE course

Meet Jazzy Rouse: Shaping positive change as a behaviour support practitioner in Sydney

Jazzy Rouse with Melody Dexter

30 June 2023

Meet Jazzy Rouse: Shaping positive change as a behaviour support practitioner in Sydney

A University of Sydney psychology graduate, Jazzy shares her path to PBS and what she values most about her work.

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Meet Jazzy Rouse: Shaping positive change as a behaviour support practitioner in Sydney

Positive Behaviour Support in Townsville: How to get started and what to expect

Melody Dexter

13 June 2023

Positive Behaviour Support in Townsville: How to get started and what to expect

Positive Behaviour Support in Townsville just became easier to access! Click here to find out more about PBS in Townsville.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Townsville: How to get started and what to expect

Kenya Kids International: giving young Kenyans a brighter future

Melody Dexter with KKI

07 June 2023 | 5 min read

Kenya Kids International: giving young Kenyans a brighter future

KKI improves access to food, water, education, training and healthcare in the Karungu community in Kenya.

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Kenya Kids International: giving young Kenyans a brighter future

Step into Stephen's shoes for a day in the life of a Behaviour Support Practitioner

Stephen Holmes with Melody Dexter

06 June 2023

Step into Stephen's shoes for a day in the life of a Behaviour Support Practitioner

Considering a career in Positive Behaviour Support? Take a peek into life as a PBS practitioner and team leader.

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Step into Stephen's shoes for a day in the life of a Behaviour Support Practitioner

Far North Queensland, we now offer Positive Behaviour Support in Cairns

Melody Dexter

31 May 2023

Far North Queensland, we now offer Positive Behaviour Support in Cairns

Part of our mission is to make PBS easier to access around Australia and we're excited to be supporting you in Cairns!

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Far North Queensland, we now offer Positive Behaviour Support in Cairns

Empowering the community: Meet Sally Campbell, our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in Ipswich

Sally Campbell & Melody Dexter

01 May 2023

Empowering the community: Meet Sally Campbell, our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in Ipswich

We talk about PBS, therapy dogs, horse-drawn carriages, festivals and supporting students with disability.

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Empowering the community: Meet Sally Campbell, our Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in Ipswich

Positive Behaviour Support in Adelaide, South Australia

Melody Dexter

30 April 2023

Positive Behaviour Support in Adelaide, South Australia

Positive Behaviour Support in Adelaide just got easier to access! Click to find out if PBS is the right fit for you.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Adelaide, South Australia

Rosie and Ross talk about volunteering with Autism Swim

Rosie Chapple & Ross Leighner

24 April 2023

Rosie and Ross talk about volunteering with Autism Swim

We're proud to be involved in an endeavour creates freedom and social connection for people with disability.

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Rosie and Ross talk about volunteering with Autism Swim

We'll see you at the Hunter Disability Expo this May in Newcastle!

Alex Lee and Melody Dexter

24 April 2023

We'll see you at the Hunter Disability Expo this May in Newcastle!

Meet our PBS Practitioners Alex, Brett and Liss at the Hunter Disability Expo 12-13 May!

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We'll see you at the Hunter Disability Expo this May in Newcastle!

Meet us at the Melbourne Disability Connection Expo!

Melody Dexter

05 April 2023

Meet us at the Melbourne Disability Connection Expo!

We'll be at the Melbourne Disability Connection Expo to answer all your Positive Behaviour Support questions!

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Meet us at the Melbourne Disability Connection Expo!

Infinite possibilities! Find out about Positive Behaviour Support training for experienced PBS practitioners

Melody Dexter

31 March 2023

Infinite possibilities! Find out about Positive Behaviour Support training for experienced PBS practitioners

Get free Positive Behaviour Support Training and ongoing support as you pursue further learning and development.

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Infinite possibilities! Find out about Positive Behaviour Support training for experienced PBS practitioners

Behaviour support practitioner in Melbourne: From nursing and mental health to PBS, meet Karan Singh

Karan Singh with Melody Dexter

31 March 2023

Behaviour support practitioner in Melbourne: From nursing and mental health to PBS, meet Karan Singh

Find out about PACER and how a career in mental health can prepare you for working in Positive Behaviour Support.

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Behaviour support practitioner in Melbourne: From nursing and mental health to PBS, meet Karan Singh

Meet Patrick Rundle, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in Perth, Western Australia

Patrick Rundle with Melody Dexter

30 March 2023

Meet Patrick Rundle, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in Perth, Western Australia

We talk about education and Positive Behaviour Support rt in Perth, as well as Kings Park and WA Museum Boola Bardip.

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Meet Patrick Rundle, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in Perth, Western Australia

Positive Behaviour Support in Perth, Western Australia

Melody Dexter

24 March 2023

Positive Behaviour Support in Perth, Western Australia

It's official, we're in Perth! Find out more about how PBS can help you and which NDIS funding you can use for PBS.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Perth, Western Australia

Emma Fumini supports the Ulladulla community through Positive Behaviour Support

Emma Fumini with Melody Dexter

03 March 2023

Emma Fumini supports the Ulladulla community through Positive Behaviour Support

We’re on a mission to make PBS easy to access and we’re beyond excited to welcome Emma Fumini to our team in Ulladulla!

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Emma Fumini supports the Ulladulla community through Positive Behaviour Support

Looking for Positive Behaviour Support in Newcastle? We've got your back!

Alex Lee with Melody Dexter

02 March 2023 | 5 min read

Looking for Positive Behaviour Support in Newcastle? We've got your back!

Meet Alex Lee, who joins our team as a Behaviour Support Practitioner in Newcastle, NSW!

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Looking for Positive Behaviour Support in Newcastle? We've got your back!

Positive Behaviour Support in Melbourne | Ability Consultants

Bec Gordon and Melody Dexter

02 March 2023

Positive Behaviour Support in Melbourne | Ability Consultants

Positive Behaviour Support in Melbourne is now easier to find, with our team expanding to Victoria!

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Positive Behaviour Support in Melbourne | Ability Consultants

The Smith Family's Learning for Life scholarships improve educational outcomes for young Australians

Melody Dexter

22 February 2023

The Smith Family's Learning for Life scholarships improve educational outcomes for young Australians

We're proud to support one of nearly 60,000 students with long-term educational support. Click to learn more.

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The Smith Family's Learning for Life scholarships improve educational outcomes for young Australians

Meet Brett Sams, Behaviour Support Practitioner in Lake Macquarie

Brett Sams with Melody Dexter

16 February 2023

Meet Brett Sams, Behaviour Support Practitioner in Lake Macquarie

We’re on a mission to make positive behaviour support easy to access and we’re pleased to introduce Brett in this Q&A!

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Meet Brett Sams, Behaviour Support Practitioner in Lake Macquarie

Welcome Julie, Positive Behaviour Support NDIS Provider, lower Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay North

Julie Lyons with Melody Dexter

13 January 2023

Welcome Julie, Positive Behaviour Support NDIS Provider, lower Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay North

Check out our Q&A with positive behaviour support practitioner Julie Lyons!

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Welcome Julie, Positive Behaviour Support NDIS Provider, lower Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay North

We help our PBS practitioners navigate the NDIS PBS Capability Framework

Nikki Mahayni

20 December 2022

We help our PBS practitioners navigate the NDIS PBS Capability Framework

From 1-1 support to training, research, conferences, projects, individual learning plans and more.

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We help our PBS practitioners navigate the NDIS PBS Capability Framework

Our Current Covid Response

David Ackling-Jones

12 December 2022 | 1 min read

Our Current Covid Response

We’re passionate about preserving quality of life and do all we can to support our clients.

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Our Current Covid Response

Positive Behaviour Support training at Ability Consultants | Get it free!

Melody Dexter

06 December 2022

Positive Behaviour Support training at Ability Consultants | Get it free!

Get FREE access to Positive Behaviour Support training, right now, from wherever you are. Read on to find out more.

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Positive Behaviour Support training at Ability Consultants | Get it free!

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

David Ackling-Jones

05 December 2022 | 0.5 min read

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Dave and all of us at Ability Consultants!

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Wishing You a Merry Christmas

NDIS provider in Ballina: Meet Mark Downie, Behaviour Support Practitioner

Mark Downie with Melody Dexter

23 November 2022 | 5 min read

NDIS provider in Ballina: Meet Mark Downie, Behaviour Support Practitioner

If you're looking for positive behaviour support in the Northern Rivers region, you'll want to check out this interview.

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NDIS provider in Ballina: Meet Mark Downie, Behaviour Support Practitioner

Ability Consultants partners with Autism Swim to teach vital water safety skills this summer

Melody Dexter

21 November 2022

Ability Consultants partners with Autism Swim to teach vital water safety skills this summer

Children and young people on the autism spectrum are 160 times more likely to drown — we're working towards change.

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Ability Consultants partners with Autism Swim to teach vital water safety skills this summer

Careers in Coffs: We’re on the search for an experienced behaviour support practitioner in the Coffs Harbour - Grafton region

Melody Dexter

07 November 2022 | 3 min read

Careers in Coffs: We’re on the search for an experienced behaviour support practitioner in the Coffs Harbour - Grafton region

Create your ultimate work-life balance the Coffs Harbour - Grafton region.

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Careers in Coffs: We’re on the search for an experienced behaviour support practitioner in the Coffs Harbour - Grafton region

Our highlights from the 2022 AGOSCI Conference

Team Ability Consultants

28 October 2022

Our highlights from the 2022 AGOSCI Conference

AGOSCI advocates for people with complex communication needs. Read Ross's highlights from the 2022 AGOSCI conference.

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Our highlights from the 2022 AGOSCI Conference

Positive Behaviour Support can be hard to access. Here’s how we’re changing that in Australia

Melody Dexter

13 October 2022

Positive Behaviour Support can be hard to access. Here’s how we’re changing that in Australia

We’re on a mission to make positive behaviour support easy to access in Australia.

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Positive Behaviour Support can be hard to access. Here’s how we’re changing that in Australia

Next week: Meet NDIS Registered Providers in Toowoomba, Queensland

Belinda Thurlow

27 September 2022

Next week: Meet NDIS Registered Providers in Toowoomba, Queensland

Meet Belinda at the Regional Disability Expo on October 7th!

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Next week: Meet NDIS Registered Providers in Toowoomba, Queensland

Meet our team at the Shoalhaven Disability Expo

Melody Dexter

23 September 2022

Meet our team at the Shoalhaven Disability Expo

We'll be answering all your positive behaviour support questions at the Shoalhaven Disability Expo this September.

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Meet our team at the Shoalhaven Disability Expo

Meet Stacey Davidson, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in Shoalhaven

Stacey Davidson

21 September 2022

Meet Stacey Davidson, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in Shoalhaven

Stacey talks about the impact of behaviour support and shares her career highlights in the disability sector.

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Meet Stacey Davidson, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in Shoalhaven

We've got great news about Positive Behaviour Support in Wollongong

Jane Pfaff

16 September 2022

We've got great news about Positive Behaviour Support in Wollongong

We're excited to welcome four new positive behaviour support practitioners to our team in Wollongong!

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We've got great news about Positive Behaviour Support in Wollongong

We’ll be at the AGOSCI Conference this September

Melody Dexter

01 September 2022

We’ll be at the AGOSCI Conference this September

AGOSCI? What is AGOSCI? How does it relate to positive behaviour support and disability support? Find out here.

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We’ll be at the AGOSCI Conference this September

ABAA Conference Recap: Interview with Ross Leighner, Behaviour Analyst

Ross Leighner

31 August 2022

ABAA Conference Recap: Interview with Ross Leighner, Behaviour Analyst

Join us as Ross shares exciting news for Behaviour Analysts in Australia and highlights from the ABAA Conference.

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ABAA Conference Recap: Interview with Ross Leighner, Behaviour Analyst

Accelerate your positive behaviour support career by becoming a Team Leader

Steve Davies

27 July 2022

Accelerate your positive behaviour support career by becoming a Team Leader

Find out how to progress your positive behaviour support career in a leading behaviour support organisation.

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Accelerate your positive behaviour support career by becoming a Team Leader

Looking for a job as a behaviour support practitioner? We’re hiring!

Jane Pfaff

22 July 2022 | 5 min read

Looking for a job as a behaviour support practitioner? We’re hiring!

Apply for a behaviour support practitioner role - benefit from flexible hours, 1-1 mentoring, learning and development.

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Looking for a job as a behaviour support practitioner? We’re hiring!

What is Positive Behaviour Support?

What is Positive Behaviour Support?

In this video, Belinda explains positive behaviour support and what it means to be person-centred.

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What is Positive Behaviour Support?

We look forward to the 7th Annual ABA Conference

Marie-Morgane Hieulle

10 July 2022

We look forward to the 7th Annual ABA Conference

The ABA Conference is a valuable opportunity to to hear from leading ABA professionals and academics in Australia.

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We look forward to the 7th Annual ABA Conference

From disability support worker to PBS Team Leader: an interview with Natalie Lofty

Natalie Lofty

04 July 2022

From disability support worker to PBS Team Leader: an interview with Natalie Lofty

Find out how your experience as a disability support worker can launch your career in positive behaviour support.

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From disability support worker to PBS Team Leader: an interview with Natalie Lofty

What is an NDIS Positive Behaviour Support Plan?

What is an NDIS Positive Behaviour Support Plan?

Find out what's included and how an NDIS Positive Behaviour Support Plan can improve your quality of life.

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What is an NDIS Positive Behaviour Support Plan?

We'll see you at the Gold Coast Disability Expo!

Belinda Thurlow

09 June 2022

We'll see you at the Gold Coast Disability Expo!

This June, you’ll find us at the Gold Coast Disability Expo at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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We'll see you at the Gold Coast Disability Expo!

We're an NDIS provider in Grafton — meet Barbara Bevilacqua, Behaviour Support Practitioner

Barbara Bevilacqua with Melody Dexter

07 June 2022

We're an NDIS provider in Grafton — meet Barbara Bevilacqua, Behaviour Support Practitioner

In this interview, Barbara discusses everything from behaviour analysis through to Jacarandas and wandering donkeys!

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We're an NDIS provider in Grafton — meet Barbara Bevilacqua, Behaviour Support Practitioner

Five fast facts about Positive Behaviour Support on the Gold Coast

Five fast facts about Positive Behaviour Support on the Gold Coast

Here are five facts you need to know if you're thinking of accessing Positive Behaviour Support on the Gold Coast.

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Five fast facts about Positive Behaviour Support on the Gold Coast

Positive Behaviour Support in Brisbane | What does PBS look like?

Belinda Thurlow

04 June 2022 | 5 min read

Positive Behaviour Support in Brisbane | What does PBS look like?

If you're based in Brisbane, watch this video to see what positive behaviour support might look like for you.

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Positive Behaviour Support in Brisbane | What does PBS look like?

What to expect from psychology as an NDIS participant

Rosie Chapple

26 May 2022

What to expect from psychology as an NDIS participant

If you’re an NDIS participant and you’d like to see a psychologist, read this article to find out how psychology can help you and what your support will look like.

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What to expect from psychology as an NDIS participant

How can I make a psychology referral at Ability Consultants as an NDIS participant? Can I access PBS too?

David Horne

26 May 2022

How can I make a psychology referral at Ability Consultants as an NDIS participant? Can I access PBS too?

If you’re looking for psychology support or positive behaviour support (PBS) in NSW or Queensland, we can help you. In this article we’ll let you know how to make a referral to Ability Consultants.

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How can I make a psychology referral at Ability Consultants as an NDIS participant? Can I access PBS too?

What are cognitive assessments and how can they help NDIS participants?

Team Ability Consultants

What are cognitive assessments and how can they help NDIS participants?

We can help you with cognitive assessments. Find out what they are, what's they're used for and what to expect.

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What are cognitive assessments and how can they help NDIS participants?

Are you wondering which NDIS funding you can use for psychology? Find out now.

Melody Dexter

26 May 2022

Are you wondering which NDIS funding you can use for psychology? Find out now.

It can be a bit daunting when it comes to working out which NDIS funds can be used for psychology — we hope this article provides some clarity.

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Are you wondering which NDIS funding you can use for psychology? Find out now.

What are the NDIS psychology fees?

Melody Dexter

25 May 2022

What are the NDIS psychology fees?

In this article, we'll shed some light on the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and fees that apply to psychology.

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What are the NDIS psychology fees?

NDIS psychology services in Sydney

Team Ability Consultants

25 May 2022

NDIS psychology services in Sydney

Our psychologists can provide NDIS support in Sydney, including therapy and assessments. Click to find out more.

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NDIS psychology services in Sydney

Western Sydney Psychologist | Interview with Kathy Zaia

Kathy Zaia with Melody Dexter

20 May 2022

Western Sydney Psychologist | Interview with Kathy Zaia

Kathy is one of our incredible psychologists based in Western Sydney. We sat down with Kathy to find out more about her work and her approach to PBS and psychology.

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Western Sydney Psychologist | Interview with Kathy Zaia

We’ve been awarded the Communication Access Symbol

Steve Davies

17 May 2022

We’ve been awarded the Communication Access Symbol

We’re proud to announce that Ability Consultants has been awarded the Communication Access Symbol.

At Ability Consultants, making Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) accessible is vitally important to us. Gaining accreditation to use this symbol is one way we can make PBS accessible to more people who need support. Being awarded the use of the symbol is a reflection of our passion for helping people to experience freedom and social connection.

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We’ve been awarded the Communication Access Symbol

Day in a life of a behaviour support practitioner: Austin Ware

Austin Ware

10 March 2022 | 2 min read

Day in a life of a behaviour support practitioner: Austin Ware

What is a typical day for a Team Leader at Ability Consutlants? Spend the day with Austin to find out!

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Day in a life of a behaviour support practitioner: Austin Ware

What is communication access?

What is communication access?

Accessible communication is when you’re treated with respect and dignity; when others listen to you and you are given time to get your message across. It also means that others are open to using new and different methods of communication. Our team at Ability Consultants has met the standards that make our service communication accessible — we've earned Scope’s Communication Access Symbol. Click to read more.

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What is communication access?

Accessible Communication at Ability Consultants

Accessible Communication at Ability Consultants

It’s important that positive behaviour support is easy to access — this includes easy, accessible communication.

Ability Consultants is leading the way in New South Wales, as one of the first organisations to be awarded the Communication Access Symbol. This symbol shows that our team will treat you with dignity and respect, give you time to communicate your message and be open to different ways of communicating.

From interpreters to our communication book, here are the steps we take to make communication more accessible.

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Accessible Communication at Ability Consultants

Our Communication Book

Melody Dexter

18 February 2022

Our Communication Book

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Our Communication Book

What is telePBS?

Team Ability Consultants

What is telePBS?

You’re probably wondering why you might choose telePBS over in-person support or what it is in the first place!

TelePBS is about being supported at the right time and place. Similar to telehealth and telepractice, telePBS is when you participate in positive behaviour support (PBS) using technology.

You’ll have the benefit of flexibility and greater choice and control over your support. Sessions are tailored for you and your needs and your practitioner will work with you to find what you're comfortable with and what works best for you.

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What is telePBS?

I’m a parent — what can I expect from telePBS?

Team Ability Consultants

I’m a parent — what can I expect from telePBS?

Are you a parent looking for positive behaviour support for your child? One of the questions you might be asked is, “Are you open to telePBS?”. Before you answer, it’s important to keep an open mind. 

TelePBS isn’t all that different to receiving support through in-person visits. If you or your child are thinking of switching to telePBS or you’re new to behaviour support, check out this article to find out what to expect when support is delivered using technology. 

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I’m a parent — what can I expect from telePBS?

Top tips for your telePBS call

Melody Dexter

Top tips for your telePBS call

TelePBS calls can sometimes be as simple as a good old phone call. Other times, you might meet on a video call, which can be a straightforward experience once you’re used to it.

When it comes to video calls, if you have no idea where to start, then start here. We’ll guide you through a few steps to get you started!

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Top tips for your telePBS call

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