Welcome to scosa
scosa provides vital services and support to hundreds of South Australians living with a range of complex disabilities. We create fun and engaging activities, leading to enhanced life skills, and we have done so since 1950 when we were founded in Adelaide.
Originally scosa worked primarily with people living with cerebral palsy, however nowadays we support people living with a much broader range of complex and often multiple disabilities, still incorporating cerebral palsy but also including autism, down syndrome, epilepsy and other physical and intellectual conditions.
scosa operates 12 Community Centres, also known as Hubs, across metropolitan and regional South Australia, providing 8,000 hours of services each week. These centres are a place where we provide tailored support and programs to enable every person that participates at scosa the opportunity to maximise their independence and fulfil their potential!
We offer an extensive range of educational, leisure and recreational activities such as literacy, numeracy, food preparation and cooking, computing, arts and craft, massage, sensory activities, woodwork, music, dance and gardening.
In addition we are actively engaged out in the community, with most of our clients spending around up to half of their time at sport and recreation centres, concerts and other attractions with direct scosa supervision.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is being rolled out across Australia in stages, and in South Australia this will take effect for adult participants 18 years and over from 1 July 2017.