Latest Journal

Click here for a copy of our latest Journal Edition. Volume 10, Issue 1, 2019.



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Guidelines on Pathways to Care

A guide for parents and carers: Guidelines on Pathways to Care for children and adolescents with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour and/or mental health problems.  

Quick Link to the MOU

Devlopmental Psychiatry Clinic Evaluation

The Developmental Psychiatry Clinic has been evaluated by the Centre for Disability Studies. Access the document by clicking on the image below.

MOU between ADHC and Health
Excutive Summary

View the executive summary of the "Leading the Way in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability" needs analysis report here.



The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.

The NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.


The NDIS is now available in NSW.

To find out how to access the NDIS, go to Accessing the NDIS, or visit your nearest NDIS office.

Local area coordination (LAC) in NSW

For most people, a Local Area Coordinator, or LAC, will be your main contact point for the NDIS.

In NSW, The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have partnered with three well known community-based organisations to deliver LAC services. These are:

Disability Advocacy NSW

In response to the ongoing challenges people are facing with the NDIS, DA NSW have developed two very useful recourses for people who need help with reviewing NDIS decisions in relation to Plans and Access.

1.     NDIS Help – Not enough support in your child's plan

2.     NDIS Help – I can’t access the NDIS

DA NSW also have a team of NDIS Appeals Officers who are available to provide free independent support throughout the review process for people in the Penrith, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains and Lithgow LGA’s.