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Disability Support Perth

Mosaic is a leading provider of disability support in Perth, Western Australia (W.A.). We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for Western Australians living with disability.

 

We provide support for a variety of disabilities, and additionally, many of our clients living with more than one disability. We can help our clients to develop an NDIS plan that supports them to live an independent life.

 

At Mosaic, we currently provide disability support services for the following:

Acquire Brain Injury

An acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to any type of brain damage occurring after birth. It can include damage sustained by infection, disease, lack of oxygen or a blow to the head.

 

Around two thirds of all people with an ABI who have their activity limited or restricted are over 45 years of age.

 

An acquired brain injury can occur through:

  • sudden onset – caused by trauma, infection, lack of oxygen (for example, during near drowning or suicide attempts), strokes or drug use episodes
  • insidious onset – from prolonged alcohol or substance abuse, tumours or degenerative neurological diseases

Autism

Mosaic is a leading provider in WA of autism services.

 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neuro-behavioural condition characterised by a spectrum of impairments in their social interaction and developmental language. People diagnosed with autism are often affected by sensory sensitives, and rigid, repetitive behaviours.

 

The word spectrum reflects the wide range of differences people on the spectrum experience and the extent to which they may be affected.

There are approximately 1 in 70 Australians diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Cerebral Palsy

What is cerebral palsy? It is a description of a range of different disorders affecting the motor disability of around 34,000 Australians, including a lack of motor skills and muscle coordination.

 

These multiple syndromes affect movement and posture, resulting in difficulty with walking, and a possible dependence on walking aids or a wheelchair for mobility. In some cases stiff muscles and spasms can lead to painful skeletal deformities and dislocations.

 

Other symptoms may include: a total or partial inability to speak, see, hear and/or eat, an impaired cognitive ability, and epilepsy.

Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs at conception, and is the most common cause of intellectual disability.

 

Down syndrome can affect a person’s cognitive ability and physical growth, cause mild to moderate developmental issues, and present a higher risk of some health problems

 

In Australia about 1 in 700 children are born with down syndrome.

Hearing Impairment

A hearing impairment or deafness is defined as partial or complete hearing loss. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can experience anything from a very mild to a total loss of hearing.

 

Hearing loss can be caused by a variety of factors, and it can be either congenital or acquired later on in life.

 

There are approximately 93,600 people in WA with some form of hearing loss and 1,200 of those people use Auslan (Australian sign language) as their main mode of communication.

Intellectual Disability

Intellectual disabilities or impairments develop before adulthood and can impact a person’s ability to learn, communicate, retain information, or undertake work or leisure activities. Intellectual disabilities includes conditions such as autism and down syndrome.

 

An intellectual disability may be caused by genetic conditions, problems during pregnancy and birth, illness, or environmental factors.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition which interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is characterised by scars within the central nervous system that can manifest through various symptoms.

 

MS affects over 25,600 Australians, most of whom are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40.

 

There is currently no known cure for MS however there are a number of treatment options available to help manage symptoms and slow progression of the disease.

Visual Impairment

A person is considered legally blind if they cannot see at six metres what someone with normal vision can see at 60 metres or if their field of vision is less than 20 degrees in diameter.

 

A person is said to have low vision when they have permanent vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses. Low vision may cause problems with recognising faces, reading the newspaper, dialling the telephone or seeing road signs.

 

In 2016 Vision Australia estimates there are 384,000 people in Australia who are legally blind or have low vision.

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about our disability support services?

Contact us online or over the phone today.

Mosaic is a leading provider of disability support in Perth, Western Australia (W.A.). We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for Western Australians living with disability.

 

We provide support for a variety of disabilities, and additionally, many of our clients living with more than one disability. We can help our clients to develop an NDIS plan that supports them to live an independent life.

 

At Mosaic, we currently provide disability support services for the following:

Acquire Brain Injury

An acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to any type of brain damage occurring after birth. It can include damage sustained by infection, disease, lack of oxygen or a blow to the head.

 

Around two thirds of all people with an ABI who have their activity limited or restricted are over 45 years of age.

 

An acquired brain injury can occur through:

  • sudden onset – caused by trauma, infection, lack of oxygen (for example, during near drowning or suicide attempts), strokes or drug use episodes
  • insidious onset – from prolonged alcohol or substance abuse, tumours or degenerative neurological diseases

Autism

Mosaic is a leading provider in WA of autism services.

 

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neuro-behavioural condition characterised by a spectrum of impairments in their social interaction and developmental language. People diagnosed with autism are often affected by sensory sensitives, and rigid, repetitive behaviours.

 

The word spectrum reflects the wide range of differences people on the spectrum experience and the extent to which they may be affected.

There are approximately 1 in 70 Australians diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Cerebral Palsy

What is cerebral palsy? It is a description of a range of different disorders affecting the motor disability of around 34,000 Australians, including a lack of motor skills and muscle coordination.

 

These multiple syndromes affect movement and posture, resulting in difficulty with walking, and a possible dependence on walking aids or a wheelchair for mobility. In some cases stiff muscles and spasms can lead to painful skeletal deformities and dislocations.

 

Other symptoms may include: a total or partial inability to speak, see, hear and/or eat, an impaired cognitive ability, and epilepsy.

Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs at conception, and is the most common cause of intellectual disability.

 

Down syndrome can affect a person’s cognitive ability and physical growth, cause mild to moderate developmental issues, and present a higher risk of some health problems

 

In Australia about 1 in 700 children are born with down syndrome.

Hearing Impairment

A hearing impairment or deafness is defined as partial or complete hearing loss. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can experience anything from a very mild to a total loss of hearing.

 

Hearing loss can be caused by a variety of factors, and it can be either congenital or acquired later on in life.

 

There are approximately 93,600 people in WA with some form of hearing loss and 1,200 of those people use Auslan (Australian sign language) as their main mode of communication.

Intellectual Disability

Intellectual disabilities or impairments develop before adulthood and can impact a person’s ability to learn, communicate, retain information, or undertake work or leisure activities. Intellectual disabilities includes conditions such as autism and down syndrome.

 

An intellectual disability may be caused by genetic conditions, problems during pregnancy and birth, illness, or environmental factors.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition which interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is characterised by scars within the central nervous system that can manifest through various symptoms.

 

MS affects over 25,600 Australians, most of whom are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40.

 

There is currently no known cure for MS however there are a number of treatment options available to help manage symptoms and slow progression of the disease.

Visual Impairment

A person is considered legally blind if they cannot see at six metres what someone with normal vision can see at 60 metres or if their field of vision is less than 20 degrees in diameter.

 

A person is said to have low vision when they have permanent vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses. Low vision may cause problems with recognising faces, reading the newspaper, dialling the telephone or seeing road signs.

 

In 2016 Vision Australia estimates there are 384,000 people in Australia who are legally blind or have low vision.

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about our disability support services?

Contact us online or over the phone today.

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