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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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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)