We are sourcing information to help people and families stay informed, safe and prepared during this difficult time.
Please check back regularly to find new links and resources including: Preparing for Hospital Emergency Admission, Supporting yourself and your family, Easy Read Resources on Coronavirus, Activity ideas for isolation and more.
DDWA is still open to take your calls and emails. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for support and information.
Developmental Disability WA was established in 1985 and is a trusted source of independent information, advocacy, education and support for people with intellectual and other developmental disability, their families and the people who support them. DDWA offers free membership to individuals and family members and others who have an interest in advancing the rights and needs of people with disability.
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DDWA staff are now working from home. You can continue to contact us by calling 9420 7203 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Government COVID-19 Health Information Line on 1800 020 080
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People with developmental disabilities and their families live their lives their way.
DDWA works in three main ways:
To build the expectations and capacity of people with developmental disability and their families. To inform people and families about their rights, choices and options to equitable services and supports.
To support people with developmental disabilities and their families to live their everyday lives. To partner with others to develop more connected and inclusive communities.
- People are the experts in their own lives and have the right to self-determination and contribution.
- Our membership and our relationships reflect the diversity of this community of interest.
- Sometimes people need skills and support to be heard.
- Developmental Disability WA practices consistent dedication to long lasting change.
- Mutually supportive relationships sustain us and keep us connected, inspired and motivated.
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