Developmental Disability WA (DDWA) is the oldest and most trusted source of independent information, advocacy and support for people with intellectual and other developmental disability, their families and the people who support them.
Established in 1986, our organisation offers free membership to individuals and family members and others who have an interest in advancing the rights and needs of people with disability.
Mandurah event: Wednesday 6 June 2018. NDIS Planning for people who are non verbal & have developmental disability – A workshop for families.
Geraldton event: 4 May 2018. Are you working with students who behave in challenging ways and may have FASD? This workshop is for teachers & education assistants.
Bunbury Workshop: 12 June 2018. How to Teach Children Body Safety & Abuse Prevention. A free workshop for parents and carers with presenter Holly-ann Martin.
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People with developmental disabilities and their families live their lives their way.
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
- 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.
DDWA thanks the following members for their ongoing support: