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PEER SUPPORT GROUPS IN PERTH METRO AND REGIONS

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?

 

 

 

 

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.

www.peerconnect.org.au/

 

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 DDWA resources, as well as selected resources from other organisations.

If there is something in particular you looking for, please get in touch and we will try to help.

If you would like to watch video resources click here: VIDEO RESOURCES

 

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Hard copies are available for DDWA members If you would like to order a hard copy of any of these resources, DDWA members can receive a copy free of charge - please complete our online form.

Have you thought about joining DDWA? One of our members benefits, along with resources like these, is that you will go on our mailing list and receive all our flyers, e-updates, news and information as soon as we send it out.  Membership of DDWA is free for individuals and families, and the people who support them.

Call us to find out more about DDWA membership or simply click here to complete your free membership to DDWA.

 


WHAT IS YOUR CHILD'S CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR TRYING TO TELL YOU?

This introductory guide is for parents, family members and carers who are worried about heir child's/family members behaviour.  Parents can feel under a lot pf presure to 'solve' behaviour problems and are naturally very worried about the best approach to take.  There are often complex reaons behind a child's behaviour and it is rarely anyone's fault, rather it is difficult to interpret what their behaviour is trying to tell us.

Hard copies of this resource will be available to family members and carers in mid February 2017 while stocks last from the organisations shown inside the front cover. 

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KICK STARTING YOUR CHILD'S CAREER JOURNEY - A Guide for families of young people with disability

All families want their children to lead productive and fulfilling lives. People with disability also share this aspiration. More than 80% of people receving the Disability Support Pension report they would like to have a job. 

This guide by Sue Robertson, former Managing Director of Edge Employment Solutions, provides practical tips and information to help families plan constructively for their child's future employment. It's intended to be used in conjunction with a range of other online resources which are listed on the last page. 

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PERSONALISED LEARNING SUPPORT PLANS USED IN EDUCATION - A GUIDE FOR FAMILIES

This resource by Dolly Bhargava provides parents with the latest information on the variety of support plans used in WA government schools.

Included at the back are several example IEP's Individual Education Plans for a child's academic, emotional and social needs.  

There is also a plan to support a child with toileting assistance needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can pick up a hard copy of this guide at your local Disability Services Commission office - Perth metro and Regional WA offices have them available for distribution.

 

 

 

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CHOOSING WHAT MATTERS - IDEAS FOR FAMILIES

The resource by Heather Simmons is designed to help you and your family understand some of the strangeness and complexity that there is in our attitudes toward disability.

It aims to help you find a way through that complexity and has some ideas about how to see the worlkd differently.

It will help you to think about what really matters so that you and your family don't just get the services you require but get the life you want to live together

 

If you would like to read the book and come along to a Wine & Cheese and Book Discussion, on the evening of Friday 21 October, click here to find out how to register: WINE AND CHEESE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THINKING AHEAD

Being your child's advocate - Derrin Kramer’s tips on Thinking Ahead – Learn How to Advocate for Your Child at School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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MAKING CHANGES THROUGH GOAL SETTING

Dolly Bhargava’s workbook was written for a workshop on goal setting generally, but it is also beneficial for people looking at goal setting in the education environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PLANNING AND MAKING CHOICES

 Bob Jackson’s book looks at understanding your child’s development  and helps you plan and make choices with your child to support them to reach their potential. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 AUTISM PARENTS' HANDBOOK

DDWA supported Heidi Brandis who compiled this book to help parents who are looking for more information following the diagnosis of their child with Autism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NATIONAL GUIDELINES FOR BEST PRACTICE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION

ECIA has produced the first National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention for professionals working in Australia's chlidhood disability services sector.

The National Guidelines draw upon extensive consultation within the sector and government, and provide a framework for excellence in service deliver.

The Guidelines will also support service providers as they prepare for the NDIS rollout.

ECIA have said that these Guidelines will help to ensure that no matter where someone lives, whether in rural, remote or regional areas, this will support their members to provide high quality consistent and evidence based practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on cover to open EMERGENCIES HAPPEN

This booklet has been provided by the Red Cross and is a useful guide for preparing yourself for emergencies.   

To download a copy click here - http://www.redcross.org.au/files/Red_Cross_RediPlan_-_disaster_preparedness_guide.pdf

Take the quiz to find out how prepared you are for disasters - http://www.redcross.org.au/quiz-are-you-prepared-for-disasters.aspx

See page 31 (scroll down or see attached guide) for Tips to support a person with a disability to be prepared for disaster

If you require a plain text version, please contact the Australian Red Cross 1800 811 700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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 Better Start -  Better Start for Children with Disability provides access to early intervention funding. Eligible children with be able to access up to $12,000 in early intervention funding 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) WA – The Department of Education Services (DES) within the Department of Education is responsible for the development of the DAIP. The DAIP aims to ensure people with disabilities can access the services and facilities provided by the Department of Education Services.

 


Click on cover to openKnow your rights – the Disability Standards for Education-  
inform schools about what their obligations are to assist people with disabilities under the Disability Discrimination Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Click on cover to open Starting Out – A Guide for Families to Assist the Inclusion of Young Children with Disability into Community Life in Western Australia, produced by our wonderful partners at Early Childhood Intervention Australia (WA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on cover to open Starting School - this third edition of the publication is a guide for parents of children in Western Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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  Talking with my school - information by the Department of Education in Western Australia about how to raise issues relating to your child's experience at school, make a complaint or register a grievance about the processes involved