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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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or click on the button below to watch some of our video resources:


Come to Our House

19 video presentations from the Come to Our House Conference in September 2015 included on our You Tube Channel.
















Presenters include:

  1.  Mike House and Rob Chalmers - Welcome and introduction - Better Lives Through Positive Collaboration
  2. Alberta Family Leadership - How family leadership has helped our families.
  3. Debbie Lobb & Markham Greenhaigh - The Need for Relationship: family stories and strategies for steppig closer.
  4. Debbie Lobb & Maggie McGregor Visser - Getting to know you, getting to know me.
  5. Emma Van der Kilift - Can you make someone do what you want them to do? And other provocative questions about behavioural support.
  6. Gareth Merriman - Sexuality and behaviour: Supporting the essential needs of positive intimate, sensual and sexual expression.
  7. Gina Wilson Burns - Harnessing community capacity and the power of peers - have you found yourself if the "Tournament of Deficits" with other families?
  8. Jaquie Mills & Susan Stanford - Is there a better way
  9. Jacki Hollick - The Positive Behaviour Framework and the role of family leadership
  10. John O'Rourke - The Inclusive Performance Project - incredible outcomes never happen by chance
  11. Laura Jones - Families in partnership with Professionals
  12. Leanne Pearman - Me, You and decision making - Support decision making
  13. Leticia Grant - Family Leadership - just two words but SO many meanings
  14. Linda Perry - With a little help from my friends - stories and practical experiences; how a relationships can tranform how a person is viewed from a person with "challenging behaviours" to a person that was struggling to be heard and now has the ear of trusted others.
  15. Mark Seivers & Rima Salame - Brain training changed my life - the concept of neuroplasticity is totally revolutionising our ideas about the brain being like a machine.
  16. Maxine Drake - Non Stop Negotiating. Standing up for your family by negotiating not pleading
  17. Merger of Minds - A community approach to complex communication needs.
  18. Norm Kunc - Can you make someone do what you want them to do? And other provocative questions about behavioural support.
  19. Taryn Harvey - What is family leadership? Family leadership means different things to different people at different times.



Windows to our World

Click on the button above to watch stories from Western Australian families who share their experiences about the diagnosis of their child's condition, health and educational experiences and their optimisim for the future. Windows to our World was launched on 22 October 2015.




Learning to Drive - Watch this movie by Independent Living Centre

From the Learners Permit to the License.....

Independent Living Centre has released a webinar for First Time Drivers with a Disability. This webinar has been edited and re-uploaded with captions to improve its accessibility. The webinar covers the steps people with disability or a medical condition are required to take to get their license; how the ILC Occupational Therapy Driver Assessment service can provide assistance; and how grant assistance is available to assist with this process. View the webinar here: FIRST TIME DRIVERS WITH A DISABILITY WEBINAR