Developmental Disability Health Service

SESLHD Developmental Disability Assessment Team (DDAT)

The Developmental Disability Assessment Team (DDAT) provides a comprehensive range of multidisciplinary and inter-agency clinic services for people with developmental delay or disability and intellectual disability across age groups.

DDAT is based at the old post office building, Kogarah, in close proximity to St George Hospital. Where appropriate, some services may be conducted offsite, including preschools, schools, group homes, day programs and community health and hospital settings.

DDAT seeks to work collaboratively with families, government, non-government and private stakeholders, in assessing, designing, and implementing regimes of early intervention, medical assessments, health & psycho-education, hospital presentations and other major life transitions

What sort of help is offered?

We conduct clinical assessments and interventions throughout the life span. DDAT offers a wide range of subspecialty clinics including

  • Diagnostic and Assessment (Under school aged only)
  • SSP School Clinics (Schools for Specific Purposes)
  • Transition
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Sleep

Who is eligible?

The Developmental Disability Assessment Team (DDAT) sees clients who mostly live in the southern sector of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Kogarah, Hurstville, Rockdale and Sutherland council areas.

A referral from a GP or specialist is required. 

Waiting times for services can be lengthy.

What is the cost?

This is a free service.

How to contact the team

Phone: 8566 1222



SESLHD Specialised Intellectual Disability Health Team (SIDHT)

What does the Specialised Intellectual Disability Health Team (SIDHT) provide?

  • A multidisciplinary health assessment. The team consists of an adult psychiatrist, adult rehabilitation, developmental paediatrician, nursing, social work and an occupational therapist.
  • A Health Care Plan with recommendations.
  • Referrals to health and other services as needed.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for this clinical service a child, adolescent or adult with an intellectual disability will have complex health conditions, a current unresolved health problem and health care needs that cannot be met by usual care providers.

The team does not provide routine reviews and will refer to health and other services as needed.

The team can provide advice, information and resources to General Practitioners and the other clinicians who will provide ongoing health care to the client.

Support for health staff

Advice and information on management of care and the needs of people with intellectual disability.

Resources, tools, information on health services.

How to contact the team

Phone: 9113 4961 or 8566 1222