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Do you or someone you know use assistive technology? 

AT Chat is a peer to peer information and communication hub

created by people with disability for people with people with disability. 

See video here

AT Chat is being launched at a party on 

Friday 13th October 4.30pm-8.00pm

click on the flyer below for more details





DDWA is a not-for-profit organisation and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Your donation will contribute towards

- more workshops, information sessions and training for individuals, their family members and the people who support them 
- more resources being developed for families and professionals 

 - more advocacy and support for people in our community

- more advocacy and representation to the decision makers on the issues you let us know about and work on with us

Please get in touch if you are interested in supporting or sponsoring the work of DDWA.



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

Are you interested in participating in research projects?


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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The Disability Health Network within the WA Department of Health is currently seeking feedback on the draft WA Disability Health Framework: improving the health care of people with disability.


The Framework outlines priorities for all areas of the health system, the disability sector and the community to focus their efforts towards improving the health outcomes of people with disability.

Anyone with an interest or involvement in improving the health of people with disability is invited to participate in the consultation to help shape this important Framework.
There are a number of ways to participate in the consultation:
  • Online survey - closes 5 June 2015. This survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
  • Consultation forum registration - Friday 22 May 20515 - 10am - 2pm. This is an opportunity for face-to-face discussions and feedback on the potential use and value of the Framework.
Videoconference session for those in regional/remote:

​Unfortunately videoconference facilities are not available at the venue. If there is sufficient interest, the Network will be hosting a videoconference session on Wednesday 27 May 2015 from 10am-12pm of a similar format to provide an opportunity for those in regional and remote areas to partake in discussions about the Framework. Please complete the online form to register your interest in the videoconference session. Confirmation as to whether there is sufficient interest to hold this session will be sent to those who registered by 8 May 2015.

Reading in preparation for the the forum: 

WA Disability Health Framework 2015-2025 (pdf version)

WA Disability Health Framework 2015-2025 (word version)

If you have any queries, please email or phone (9222 0200) the Disability Health Network.