Who we are
At Xavier, we have a long and proud history supporting Brisbane families of children with complex disabilities and health needs. We recently reverted back to the name of Xavier (previously InFocus Disability Services) which better reflects our heritage.
We work with families to help them access the support and services they require to best meet the unique needs of their child living with complex health and disability needs. We help children and their families to live the best lives possible, as a family. We provide health supports such as nursing and allied health services through to supporting children in play and in their community giving them the opportunity to just be kids.
Our goal is to deliver the highest quality support and services to families who really need it. Families who are caring for children with complex disabilities and health needs, that require very tailored care. Our team exclusively specialise in meeting these complex needs and have decades of experience to draw upon. We work with families throughout the greater Brisbane region.
At Xavier, we are one of the few disability providers in Brisbane that have nursing services available to help you care for your child’s health related needs. We provide training, support and monitoring of Xavier Support Workers. With the recent NDIS update, this support can now be funded through your child’s plan.
Routines dominate most of our day from the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed. These routines (known as Activities of Daily Living) consist of tasks we know we need to complete to help our day to run smoothly and to take care of ourselves and others. Occupational Therapists use their knowledge of neuroplasticity to inform how they teach children to complete these routine daily tasks.
Each October international AAC Awareness Month is celebrated around the world. The goal is to raise awareness of augmentative and alternative communication or AAC and to inform the public about the ways in which AAC can support people who experience challenges with communication. In this article we explore the wonderful world of AAC.
The process of the brain organising and interpreting experiences that relate to the sensory system is called sensory integration. If a child’s sensory system works a little differently, they may experience challenges with sensory integration.