Resources

Why Community Access is Important

February 5, 2024

Community Access is the common thread that weaves together the fabric of a thriving society and brings us closer together.

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What Your Support Coordinator Can Do for You in 2024

January 23, 2024

With a reliable Support Coordinator in your corner, anything is possible!

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Supported Independent Living: Your Questions Answered

December 21, 2023

What is the goal of supported independent living? What is the difference between SDA and SIL? Find out here!

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2023 Goal Kicker & Employee of the Year

December 11, 2023

Interaction's 2023 Goal Kicker and Employee of the Year have been announced!

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2023 Christmas Party

December 11, 2023

Interaction's 2023 Participant Christmas Party

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School Lego Competition

December 6, 2023

To celebrate the 2023 International Day of People with Disability, Interaction invited support classes from 14 local schools to participate in a Lego building competition.

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The Role of a Disability Support Worker Explained

November 6, 2023

Disability support workers exist so you can live life your way. Discover more about the details and many layers of their rewarding role.

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5 Ways to Encourage Community Engagement and Self Care

October 11, 2023

Creating an inclusive community is a team effort between you, me and a network of supportive disability workers. Here are five key practices to foster community access and self care.

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Privacy Policy Update

September 25, 2023

We have recently updated our Privacy Policy.

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Kickability Season Review 2023

September 8, 2023

In 2023, Interaction has been the proud sponsor of Pennant Hills Junior AFL Club's Kickability program, a team for kids with disability. With the season now over, the Kickability Coach has shared a Season Review. 

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Music Therapy for Kids – Register Now!

August 24, 2023

Interaction is offering 2 FREE 4 week Music Therapy programs for kids with disability! Register today, these programs will fill up quickly!

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Free Information Evening

August 2, 2023

To support you and your family on your NDIS journey, Interaction is hosting a FREE information session.

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Sensory September – Join Us!

July 11, 2023

Register for our free Open Day, with Sensory Room tours, light refreshments, and special offers. This is your chance to experience the benefits first-hand!

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The Online Safety Training program is now live!

January 24, 2023

Interaction launches Online Safety Training for young people with intellectual disability and their support networks.

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Merry Christmas from Interaction!

December 14, 2022

Some photobooth pics from our fun-filled Christmas Party!

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Join us for Family Day!

August 22, 2022

We are excited to invite you to our next Family Day - RSVP now!

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What We’ve Learnt From Inclusive Design

August 9, 2022

We share some lessons on how to make online safety learning resources more accessible for young people living with intellectual disability.

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The Cyber Safety Training Project is now underway!

May 9, 2022

We've begun mapping out our exciting grant project, Cyber Safety Training for Young People with Disability.

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Our Gym-based Fitability Program is back!

March 1, 2022

Fitability is our free and inclusive 10-week health and fitness program launching in March

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Interaction Named As Major Grant Recipient!

October 21, 2021

We are thrilled to share that the Office of the eSafety Commissioner has named Interaction as one of 15 funding recipients as part of their Online Safety Grants Program!

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My First Year as Interaction CEO

July 26, 2021

It has been one year since I started in the role of Interaction Disability Services CEO and I don’t know about you, but the year has flown past for me.

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Head Office Closure for Lockdown

July 19, 2021

Given the increased restrictions imposed over recent days, Interaction will be closing Head Office from COB today, 19th July 2021.

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Mental Health First Aid Training

May 24, 2021

Interaction is running a Mental Health First Aid Training course that will provide the essential skills needed to identify and respond to mental illness. With 1 in 5 Australians experiencing mental illness each year, this course can help you support someone you care for.

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Free Cyber Safety Training

March 24, 2021

Would you like to learn more about keeping safe on the internet? Do you have a family member or care for someone with an intellectual disability, and have concerns about their online safety?

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

March 12, 2021

You have likely heard in the news that the vaccine rollout will be starting soon, with disability group homes and support staff included in the first group of recipients, phase 1a. Though we don’t have all the information just yet, we would like to update you with what we know so far.

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Interaction Launches New Website and Brand Refresh

March 5, 2021

After 18 months of research and development, we are excited to announce the launch of Interaction’s new website and brand refresh!

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Royal Commission Releases Interim Report

November 6, 2020

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has recently released its Interim Report, covering all findings from the first 15 months of hearings.

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Royal Commission and Restrictive Practices

September 25, 2020

After putting a hold to proceedings during COVID-19 restrictions, the Royal Commission again met on Wednesday 23rd September to consider the legislative framework around the use of restrictive practices.

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Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)

July 28, 2020

In accordance with the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), Interaction Disability Services Ltd (Interaction) lodged its annual compliance report for 2019 / 2020 with the Workplace Gender Equality...

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Royal Commission Announces COVID-19 Update

June 19, 2020

The Disability Royal Commission has been on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions over the past few months. As the country begins to...

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Interaction Appoints New CEO

June 11, 2020

Interaction Disability Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Thompson as its new Chief Executive Officer commencing 13 July 2020. With an impressive breadth of experience in multiple healthcare...

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Royal Commission Issues Notices to Produce

May 20, 2020

The Disability Royal Commission has recently issued a large number of Notices to Produce and Notices to Give Information to a large number of service providers.

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Royal Commission Publishes Issues Paper

April 30, 2020

Disability Royal Commission Update: During the current pause on hearings as we adjust to social distancing requirements due to COVID-19, the Disability Royal Commission has released an issues paper ‘focusing on...

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Supporting You During COVID-19

April 16, 2020

Direct Support services available during coronavirus: Direct Support Services are running as usual during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) lock down while supporting our participants to follow social...

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Relationships Australia Launch Online and Phone Support for Disability Royal Commission

March 31, 2020

In response to social distancing rules during the COVID-19 outbreak, Relationships...

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Public Hearing Into Health Care Concludes

March 10, 2020

Disability Royal Commission Update: As the latest Disability Royal Commission held in Sydney progressed through its concluding days, attendees heard about the varying levels of choice and control around health care...

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Robust Category Housing – Expressions of Interest

February 27, 2020

Interaction Disability Services is seeking Expressions of Interest from NDIS participants who are looking for long term accommodation in Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) built to the Robust Category in Sydney’s...

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Public Hearing Into Health Care

February 27, 2020

Disability Royal Commission Update: Beginning on 18th February, the current Disability Royal Commission hearing is focusing on the provision of health care services to people with disability.

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Does My Child Need Behavioural Support?

February 18, 2020

Parenting can be tricky, even more so if you have a child with special needs. Knowing how to handle concerning behaviour is not always straightforward, and sometimes there can be the need to reach out for help.

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Interaction Welcomes New Chairperson

December 17, 2019

Interaction Disability Services is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chairperson to the Board of Directors, Pauline Vamos. John Lucas, who has served as Chairperson for the past 15 years, will...

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Disability Royal Commission Update

November 28, 2019

With an ongoing commitment to empowering our participants in every aspect of their lives, Interaction is in support of any development in the disability sector that will allow people to access necessary supports with the utmost...

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2019 Goal Kicker of the Year!

November 15, 2019

Starting in April 2019, the Goal Kicker of the Month award is Interaction’s first participant incentive scheme. Participants were nominated each month to recognise their hard work in making positive outcomes and...

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2019 Employee of the Year!

November 15, 2019

Each year at Interaction’s AGM, the Employee of the Year is announced. The award is named in memorial after Maria Fernandez, a longstanding Interaction staff member. Maria was a well-respected friend and colleague...

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Anniversary and Official Opening

February 26, 2019

Interaction Disability Services (Interaction) Celebrates 40 Years of Service, With New Premises to be Officially Opened by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New...

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