Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to housing that is adapted and accessible to accommodate the specific needs and requirements of tenants. SDA does not refer to the support services available to the tenant, but the homes in which these are delivered.
SDA may include special designs for people with very high needs or may have a location or features that make it feasible to provide complex or costly supports for independent living.
Some people with very high needs require special accommodation that enables them to receive the supports they need. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) refers to this as Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). Participants who are assessed as needing SDA as part of their reasonable and necessary supports will receive funding to cover the costs of SDA.