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Would you like to find out more about peer support groups in WA?


Are you looking for a service provider?

Click here to find:

- the link to the list of disability service organisations which provide service on behalf of Disability Services Commission, sorted by region: REGION

- the list of services registered to provide services under NDIS in our State: WA

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Telethon Kids Institute has developed a questionnaire to measure 'quality of life' in children with Down Syndrome.

They are seeking parents with a school aged child or adolescent with Down syndrome to road test their new questionnaire.

Siblings Australia is running a project, "Creating Capacity: Support for Adult Siblings Project" to build the capacity of siblings to understand the NDIS and to support their brothers and sister with disbility in the transition to the NDIS environment.

A reference group is being set up to guide the implementation of the project, and the group will oversee the governance and help maximise outcomes for siblings, people living with disability and their broader families in the light of the NDIS.

If you would like to find out more about this project, or be part of the reference group:



Click on the image above to read the report....

"The lives of people with disability are often secret lives. We are routinely segregated and isolated from our non-disabled peers – we live, work and play in places which are not often frequented by those without disability. Often, we are lonely. If we do not have families, paid staff are sometimes the only people in our lives. We are shut out by barriers to participation in Australian life, and shut in when we are hidden in institutional settings."

(Report authors Samantha Connor and Ben Keely)

The Peer Connect website is for people living with disability, their families and supporters.

The website has information about having choice and control in your life, the NDIS, connecting with Peer Support Networks and getting involved with your community.


Duchenne Foundation in WA have published a great new story for children called "That's What Wings Are For". Part proceeds from sales of the book will go to the Duchenne Foundation.

Read more about it here, including an author interview 






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Individual and Family Membership

Membership to Developmental Disability WA is free for individuals and families.

By joining Developmental Disability WA you are joining the peak organisation in WA for people with intellectual and other developmental disability and their families, and the organisations and people who support them.

You are joining an organisation well known for our long and successful history of working and campaigning for the rights and needs of people with developmental disability and their families, and their supporting organisations and carers.

We are an organisation which is recognised today as continuing to play a powerful role in the development of policy, practice and opportunity for people with developmental disability and their families and in our community, and the organisations and people who support them.

Click below to open and read Members Benefits or click here to read a plain text version.

Click here if you would like to make a donation to Developmental Disability WA.

Your donation will contribute towards
- more workshops and information sessions for individuals, their family     members and the people who support them 
- more resources being developed for families and professionals
- more advocacy and representation to the decision makers on the issues you let us know about and work on with us 




A membership form for you, and your family if appropriate, is below. All information is strictly confidential and not shared outside Developmental Disability WA.

If you prefer to download a hard copy form and return it to us by email or post you will find a form here: Membership form.



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