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Our History

Community Living for the Disabled Incorporated was established in 1984 to provide long term accommodation and support for young adults who had reached a stage where their ‘real’ options had narrowed to either living at home with parents, inappropriate placement in limited support accommodation services, or inappropriate institutional placement.

The service at that time consisted of one house and two units, providing accommodation support for 5 adult individuals with varying levels of physical and intellectual capability.

From the outset the organisation has expanded its services with the addition of other houses and units, and in early 2009, the organisation underwent a name change to more closely reflect our core business, becoming disAbility Living Inc. In 2011 the organisation moved into providing Transition and Respite Care for adults. 

We currently provide support to over 360 clients across 12 sites, employing more than 200 support staff. Along with this, we have our respite services for children and young adults.

2019-2020 marked a significant year in our journey, merging with Interchange SA. From the outset, it was clear that both organizations shared a similar culture and vision.  This made Interchange and disability Living’s merger a natural fit, synergizing two person-centered innovators under the same roof.  Since the merger was completed, our clients now have access to more services and a vast array of specialists that can complement their exisiting service types.

In 2020 the addition of our DESS Hub, an innovative state of the art, client driven Therapy Centre has enabled disAbility Living's Developmental Educators to fulfill their mandate of providing a holistic approach to client support.  Our experienced Developmental Educators are skilled facilitators in supporting individuals to achieve their aspirations, goals and objectives. 






Our Latest News

disAbility Living Price Guide - July 2020

18-Aug-2020

disAbility Living is a registered NDIS provider and we align our services with the NDIS price gu..

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The DESS Hub is go!

27-Aug-2020

The DESS Hub is go! 27-Aug-2020 We were beyond thrilled this month to launch our brand n..

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Chairperson announces new CEO

24-Aug-2020

24-Aug-2020 Today our Chairperson, Sandra Di Blasio, announced the appointment of Mark Dowd as o..

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Announcement from the Board

18-Aug-2020

Dear families, clients and supporters It is with sadness that the board recently accepted th..

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Business Position Statement - COVID19

18-Aug-2020

Dear families, clients and supporters It is with sadness that the board recently accepted th..

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Business Position Statement - COVID19

18-Aug-2020

disAbility Living is taking a cautious, proactive approach to containment and prevention of Coro..

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Important notice re Coronavirus

18-Aug-2020

disAbility Living recognises the importance of the wellbeing of our Clients and Staff, therefore..

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2018 National Developmental Educators' Week

19-Nov-2018

Today kicks off the 2018 National Developmental Educators' Week and we can't wait to celebrate! ..

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2018 Tri State Games

07-Nov-2018

Next week kicks off the 2018 Tri State Games held in the Port Adelaide/Enfield area! The Tri..

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Sounds & Vibes 2018

05-Nov-2018

Sounds & Vibes 2018 tickets are on sale now! South Australia's first accessible music festiv..

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