Chapter 6 – Types of Specialist Disability Accommodation

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Housing Options Workshop – Types of SDA

This is chapter 6 of our free self-paced workshop about housing options for people with disability.

Chapter 5 explained specialist disability accommodation (SDA). There are different building types and design categories of SDA. In this chapter you can learn how these types of SDA are different and suit the needs of different people.  

You can get help with this workshop

If you want help while you work though this workshop call us on 1300 61 64 63.

You can call from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays) Sydney/Melbourne time.

When you finish the workshop you can book into a Question and Answer session if you have more questions. 

Chapter 6 videos


If you want to find out what chapter 6 is about, watch this summary video (2 mins).

A text transcript for this video can be found here.

Full chapter video

This is the full chapter 6 video (5.5 mins).

A text transcript for this video can be found here.

Chapter 6 tasks

Do a workbook activity

There is one workbook activity you need to do for this chapter

  • Activity 6 – Specialist housing features that support my independence

Watch a video tour

This is a video tour of a unit that includes many features of a high physical support SDA home. It shows you the sort of features that help people with high support needs live more independently (3 mins).

Now go to Chapter 7 – SDA eligibility

Chapter 7 – SDA Eligibility

Chapter index

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