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Life. Changing

Support Services

Life Changing
Support Services

Life Changing 
Support Services

Tessellate Support Services is a Tasmanian, not-for-profit, specialist disability support provider, with a focus on young people with developmental needs such as Autism, FASD, Down Syndrome or intellectual disabilities.

By focusing our training, experience and understanding towards young people with developmental needs, we are able to provide highly skilled and targeted supports that are life changing and life affirming.

Our dedicated staff walk closely with each client and their care community to encourage and support their goals for each day, and to make their aspirations for the future, a reality.


We recognise that as life changes, the supports we provide need to change and adapt to each individual’s situation. It is our hope and passion that Tessellate Support Serivces will be the 'Life. Changing' support organisation that you will value for years to come.

If this is something that you, or someone you care about needs, reach out today.


We support your goals

Why people with a developmental disability choose Tessellate.

Our entire focus is people with
developmental disabilities

At Tessellate, we dedicate our entire focus to providing unwavering support to individuals with developmental disabilities. We are committed to understanding the distinct challenges and opportunities that come with developmental disabilities and we use this experience and knowledge to provide the best possible 'Life. Changing' support.  

Our modern vehicles with added safety and security

At Tessellate, our commitment to safety and comfort is paramount. We operate a fleet of modern, well maintained vehicles equipped with contemporary safety features. Our commitment to your security is further reinforced by internal and external security cameras installed in each vehicle, ensuring the utmost safety for our clients and staff.

We are a local charity with all profit returned to providing the best possible supports

As a non-profit charity, our singular dedication lies in providing exceptional support to our clients, not in generating profits for investors. Unlike for-profit organisations, every bit of 'profit' we generate is reinvested directly into enhancing and expanding our services. 

Our staff are experts at supporting people with developmental disabilities

Our exclusive dedication to providing support services for young people with developmental disabilities allows us to tailor our staff training and recruitment with precision. This focused approach not only ensures a higher level of expertise but also translates into superior outcomes and opportunities for our clients. By honing our efforts specifically on this demographic, we empower our team to deliver unparalleled support, making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

The types of developmental disabilities that we support

Developmental disabilities are conditions that affect an individual’s physical, cognitive, communication, social, or emotional development. These disabilities typically begin during the developmental period, which includes early childhood and continue throughout a person’s life. Some examples of developmental disabilities we support include:

Intellectual Disabilities: Formerly known as mental retardation, this condition involves limitations in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. People with intellectual disabilities may have difficulties with problem-solving, learning, and communication.


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): ASD is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behaviour. Individuals with ASD may have difficulty with social cues, language, and repetitive behaviors.

Down Syndrome: Down syndrome is a genetic condition caused by an extra chromosome 21. It can lead to cognitive delays and characteristic physical features.

Specific Learning Disabilities: These disabilities affect how individuals process information and learn. Examples include dyslexia (difficulty with reading), dyscalculia (difficulty with math), and dysgraphia (difficulty with writing).

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which can impact academic and social functioning.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): FASD refers to a range of physical, behavioral, and cognitive impairments that can occur in individuals whose mothers consumed alcohol during pregnancy.

Fragile X Syndrome: It is a genetic condition that causes intellectual disabilities, learning difficulties, and behavioural challenges.

Williams Syndrome: Williams syndrome is a genetic disorder that leads to distinctive facial features, cardiovascular issues, and cognitive difficulties, along with highly social and outgoing personalities.

Rett Syndrome: Rett syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects girls and leads to severe cognitive and physical impairments.

These are just a few examples of developmental disabilities, and there are many other conditions that can affect an individual’s development and functioning.

We would love to connect with you.

Fill out the form, or call us to set up a time to meet.

Service Areas:

Greater Hobart


64 Anglesea Street, South Hobart, Tasmania 7004

Send us something:

PO Box 403, South Hobart, TAS 7004

Call us:

1800 87 90 90

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