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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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On this page you will find information about events which are hosted by organisations other than Developmental Disability WA, or where we may be supporting in promoting the event held by someone else. 
We are happy to include your information here about social, recreational, and other events- please email or phone 9420 7205.


SoSAFE! User Training

Monday 26 June 2017 - Perth 

Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT

Independent Living Centre WA 

Click here for the ILC website to register or enquire about this and other workshops.

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'S' Club - Wanneroo 

Starting Tuesday 2 May 3.30pm-6.00pm for 9 weeks until Tuesday 27 June 2017

'S' Club is a new initiative for Family Support WA. A club developed to practise social skills in a fun, relaxed community centre in Wanneroo. Family Support WA will provide a safe, fun supervised environment at the Wanneroo Youth Centre. 

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 Late in 1982, members of Wheelchair Sports and interested individuals convened a steering committee to investigate the possibility of forming an umbrella association for sport for people with disabilities. This group reflected a broader feeling that it was no longer appropriate for sport for people with disabilities to be run by welfare organisations and so be recognised as part of the mainstream sports community.

The steering committee produced a constitution and structure for the now Western Australian Disabled Sports Association (WADSA). 

Click here to see what's on in December, January and later in the year on the calendar:

WADSA organise a whole range of recreational events: aquatics, camps, specialised recreation, competitions, day and night activities like speedway, sports and much more.

Visit their website at to find out more about their activities and how to register.




This immersive and collaborative course, generously supported by the Disability Services Commission, builds leadership skills to enable you to become a more influential, confident and effective leader. LeadAbility is open to people with disabilities as well as carers and those working in the sector across the WA community.

Successful applicants will be those who have a clear personal vision and purpose, and who want to work in a group environment to help others grow and develop.