Quality Sensory Homes is 100% Australian owned and run. We are dedicated to providing services to support you achieve your goals.
To offer affordable quality services to people with disabilities and their families in a seamless service system that caters and is responsive to individual needs and desires.
Participants set goals, plan what needs to be done, do the work, monitor progress, evaluate, exchange feedback and take responsibility for their actions.
Participants have the opportunity to learn about options available and use this information to make their decisions.
Participants regardless of cultural differences are treated with respect and dignity to fairly meet their needs.
Participants’ dignity and values are valued. Our system supports participants sense of pride and self-respect.
Participants are encouraged to have a say and act on issues they define as important.
Participants take part in their communities of choice, including taking part in policies and program planning.
Participants work together in shared decision making to achieve common values.
Participants are at the centre of the system and their needs and preferences determine how services are provided.
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Autism is a part of daily life for around 1.38 million Australians.It is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioural challenges.
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Autism is a part of daily life for around 1.38 million Australians.
It is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioural challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others need less.
A diagnosis of ASD now includes several conditions that used to be diagnosed
separately: autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise
specified, and Asperger syndrome. These conditions are now all called autism
People with ASD often have problems with social, emotional, and communication
skills. They might repeat certain behaviours and might not want change in their daily activities. Many people with ASD also have different ways of learning, paying
attention, or reacting to things
Types of Autism
The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and is used by clinicians to diagnose a variety of psychiatric disorders.
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The DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is published by the
American Psychiatric Association (APA) and is used by clinicians to diagnose a
variety of psychiatric disorders.
The fifth and most recent edition of the DSM was released in 2013. The DSM-5
currently recognizes five different ASD subtypes, or specifiers. They are:
with or without accompanying intellectual impairment
with or without accompanying language impairment
associated with a known medical or genetic condition or environmental factor
associated with another neurodevelopmental, mental, or behavioural disorder
Someone can be diagnosed with one or more specifiers.
Prior to the DSM-5, people on the autism spectrum may have been diagnosed with
one of the following disorders:
pervasive development disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)
childhood disintegrative disorder
It’s important to note that a person who received one of these earlier diagnoses
hasn’t lost their diagnosis and won’t need to be re-evaluated.
Treatment for Autism
there are no “cures” for autism, but therapies and other treatment considerations can help people feel better or alleviate their symptoms.
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there are no “cures” for autism, but therapies and other treatment considerations can
help people feel better or alleviate their symptoms.
Many treatment approaches involve therapies such as:
Massages, weighted blankets and clothing, and meditation techniques may also
induce relaxing effects. However, treatment results will vary.
Some people on the spectrum may respond well to certain approaches, while others may not.
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How autism affect families
Families who have loved ones with ASD may worry about what life with autism looks like for themselves and their loved ones.
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Families who have loved ones with ASD may worry about what life with autism looks
like for themselves and their loved ones.
Children with autism may find that certain exercises can play a role in alleviating
frustrations and promoting overall well-being. Any type of exercise that your child
enjoys can be beneficial. Walking and simply having fun on the playground are both
Swimming and being in water can serve as both exercise and a sensory play activity.
Sensory play activities can help people with autism who may have trouble
processing signals from their senses. Quality Sensory Homes specialise in
provision of these services. Sometimes contact sports can be difficult for children
with autism. You can instead encourage other forms of challenging yet strengthening
A minority of adults with ASD may go on to live or work independently. However,
many adults with ASD require continued aid or intervention throughout their lives.
Introducing therapies and other treatments early in life can help lead to more
independence and better quality of life. Sometimes people who are on the spectrum
aren’t diagnosed until much later in life. This is due, in part, to a previous lack of
awareness among medical practitioners.
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Our pledge to the environment
We understand that social justice and eco-justice are connected. The poorest in our world are most vulnerable to the effects of environmental degradation.
We commit to operating in a responsible and sustainable way that protects and improves our environment and our communities.
We are grateful for the environment and web of life that we are part of and that sustains us.
We encourage our staff, participants, volunteers, friends, stakeholders and the Quality Sensory Homes community to share our commitment to ecological and social justice.