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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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What's On In October

(Scroll down to see everything that is on in October)

Or click here to see all our events and register for any DDWA event:  Register


13th October (Tuesday) - Bibra Lake

27th October (Tuesday) - Guildford

2nd November (Monday) - Kwinana

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20 October - morning and afternoon sessions for teachers and EA's - Northam

This Northam workshop has been rescheduled to December - click here for details


21 October - morning and afternoon sessions for teachers and EA's - Narrogin

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20 October - evening sessions for parents - Northam

This Northam workshop has been rescheduled to December - click here for details


21 October - evening sessions for parents - Narrogin
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22nd October 2015 (Thursday) - West Perth

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We are delighted that the Minister for Disability Services, Hon Helen Morton MLC, and the Shadow Minister for Disability Services, Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, have both indicated their attendance at our AGM.

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We hope to see many of our members and friends at this year's Annual General Meeting on Thurdsay 29th October.

Welcome refreshments will be served from 6.00pm, and the meeting will commence at 6.30pm.

Please stay on for drinks and a light supper afterward.

If you would like information about nominating for a position on the Developmental Disability WA Board, please contact Lisa Dockery on 9420 7205 or email


Click to open a word version:Notice of Annual General Meeting.


Click to register ONLY for the Annual General Meeting here: Register









Click below to register for Planning & Making Choices workshops by Dr Bob Jackson

Kwinana - 20 October 2014 (Tuesday);

(Kwinana is postponed until further notice)


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Busselton - 26 October 2015 (Monday) 

Margaret River - 27 October 2015 (Tuesday) 

Margaret River or Busselton:   Register

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27th October (Tuesday)

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