Supporting people with developmental disabilities and their families since 1985

DDWA offers free membership to people who have an interest in advancing the rights and needs of people with disability.

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By joining Developmental Disability WA you are joining the peak organisation in WA for people with intellectual and other developmental disability and their families, and the organisations and people who support them.

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Autism Parent’s Handbook updated for 2023, is now available

November 22, 2022
Autism Parents’ Handbook: Your essential guide to services and support in Western Australia. DDWA is pleased to support Heidi Brandis who has published this updated book to help parents of autistic children, prior to or following diagnosis. First published in…

On the Couch – Friendship Relationships Love and Loneliness – postponed to January 2023

November 12, 2022
You are invited to join us‘On the Couch’to talk aboutFriendship, Relationships, Love and Loneliness PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed to January 2023 We will talk about things like 💜 Have you had a broken heart (In love and/or friendship)💜 How does it…

Our Services

Support Coordination

DDWA offers NDIS Independent Support Coordination.

Family Peer Support

Side by Side is a program which supports and connects families experiencing behaviour which could be seen as challenging.

Individual Advocacy

Our specialist advocacy service supports people of all ages who have developmental disability and complex needs. This is a free service.

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Upcoming Events & Training

Increase your skills and knowledge by signing up for one or more of DDWA’s Workshops.

Make sure to include Training in your NDIS Plan. Not sure if you are eligible to register or have no funding? Please call us for more information on (08) 9420 7203.

For more information about our current or upcoming events contact us:

Call us on: (08) 9420 7203.

Your Service, Your Rights: Workshop 2. Speaking up and Supports

DDWA invites you to talk about your rights when getting services through the NDIS

Your Service, Your Rights: Workshop 1. Rights and Services

DDWA invites you to talk about your rights when getting services through the NDIS

On The Couch – Let’s talk about Friendship, Relationships, Love and Loneliness. Postponed until January 2023

Who is this for? People over 18 years with intellectual disability.

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DDWA thanks the following organisation members for their ongoing support and all of our other surporters.