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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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Developmental Disability WA started over 30 years ago as a body to provide a representative voice for a number of organisations which were providing services to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Over the years we have continued to work together with organisations and with people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families throughout Western Australia, in advocacy, information, campaigns, education and skills, policy, support and more.

Today our membership includes almost 2500 Western Australian individuals and family members and carers, staff and professionals from a range of sectors including education, health, mental health, therapies, support groups, community services and service provider organisations.

Our reach is far wider beyond our membership as we also have strong connections with people from the south of our State to the north, and throughout the suburbs and the regions in between. 

The organisations listed below are members of Developmental Disability WA as at 2016:


Ability Centre

Ability Focus

Activ Foundation Inc

Adventist Residential Care

Advocacy South West Inc

Baptist Care

Diversity South (formerly Peel Community Living)

Esperance Home Care Services

Family Support WA

Future Living Trust Inc

i.d.entity wa

Lady Lawley Cottage

Manage It WA

My Place Foundation

Nulsen (Inc)

Richmond Fellowship of WA Inc

SECCA - (Sexuality, Education Counselling and Consulting Agency)