Vision: People with developmental disability and their families have the same opportunities as the rest of the community.

Purpose: Enhance quality of life for people with developmental disability and their families.

Our Values


people are the experts in their own lives and have the right to self determination and contribution.


We listen to people and respond to their need.


All people are valued as equal citizens.


We are dedicated to long-lasting change.


We work in mutually supportive relationships to share knowledge, skills and inspiration.

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To support people with developmental disabilities and their families to have a strong voice and seek change where needed.

To influence government and other decision-makers to achieve positive and lasting change.

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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 in services and supports.

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To support people with developmental disability and their families to live their lives.

To partner with others to develop more connected and inclusive communities.

What We Do


A range of online and hard copy resources, books and videos.

Skills and Education

A wide range of training opportunities including workshops, discussion groups and other forums for people with disability, family, carers and community members.


Bulletins and flyers about current disability issues and events.


The opportunity to raise concerns, express your views or provide feedback on a range of issues we are actively involved in at State and national levels


The opportunity to connect with a wide network of people including other families support groups, support staff, therapists and other professionals, educators, academics and researchers.


An independent point of contact for information about the disability sector in WA.


Service negotiation and one to one support is available – contact us if you would like to connect with an advocate.


Discounted rates for members to attend events and priority registration for popular sessions.


Support and practical assistance to support groups – we can help with administration, marketing and other support for a group’s events and activities.

Complex Needs

Support for individuals with complex needs – DDWA provides support with planning and coordination of supports and services.