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.

Established in 1986, 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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Our Vision

People with developmental disabilities and their families live their lives their way.

Our Purpose

DDWA creates lasting positive change by:

  • Supporting people with developmental disability and their families to have a strong voice
  • Partnering with others to develop more connected and inclusive communities, and
  • Influencing government and other decision makers

Our Values

  • 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.

Organisational Members

DDWA thanks the following members for their ongoing support: