The Dew Street Cottage at Thebarton was opened by the Spastic Centres of South Australia, SCOSA, to accommodate children with disabilities in 1986. It was one of a number of cottage homes established when services at the Woodville Spastic Centre were decentralised. The Dew Street Cottage closed in 1991.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'History - Community Accommodation and Respoite Agency', in CARA, CARA Inc, 2014, http://web.archive.org/web/20160405004933/http://www.cara.org.au/about_us/history; 'History of SCOSA', Novita (formerly Spastic Centres of South Australia Inc), 2014, https://www.novita.org.au/history-of-scosa/; George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/; State Library of South Austrlia Finding Aid for SRG 521 Spastic Centres of South Australia.
Prepared by: Gary George and Karen George
Created: 18 February 2011, Last modified: 2 June 2014