About us

Our story

At DSA, we prefer to talk to you, than talk about ourselves. But where we come from and how we got started is a deeply personal story – a story that still drives our passion to provide quality disability services today.

Our founders, like many of you, were parents who simply wanted to create employment opportunities for their children with disability. They wanted their family to have the same opportunities as every other family in NSW.

In 1957, these parents came together, forming the humble beginnings of a business that in over 60 years has grown to provide quality disability services and support right across NSW.

In 2021, DSA was acquired by Scope, one of the largest and most trusted disability service providers in Australia. The acquisition strengthens DSA to continue delivering high quality services to its customers well into the future.

Scope is Australia’s leading disabilty service provider.

Together, Scope and DSA share a Purpose and Values that are based on the inputs and views of over 230 clients and 1,000 employees. They set a clear direction for our organisation and set us apart from others.

Our Purpose: We create meaningful opportunities for people with disability to belong and thrive.

While we already strive to live our Purpose through actions like enabling residents to decide how to run their home, there is more we can do.

DSA is proud to be part of this journey. We’re proud of where we started, and we’re excited about where we’re going!

Our story

Our Values

When you choose DSA, you’ll experience people who value what you value. 

Who we are

We are committed to providing contemporary, innovative services that promote choice and self determination for the people we serve. 

We recognise not everyone’s journey is the same, and our participants’ needs can, and do change for a whole range of reasons.

As a values-based, for-purpose social enterprise with over 60 years in the disability sector, we continue to provide quality support and services to people with disability.

METS, our RTO (91018) is a leading Smart & Skilled Provider offering qualifications in Childcare, Community Services, Retail, Hospitality, Supply Chains, online and short courses, with over 30 years experience in training.

Enhance Health Services is our allied health services team with over 20 years experience working with all disabilities including physical, psychosocial and intellectual. 

We are now a part of the Scope Group.

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