Welcome to Side by Side
Rockingham Parent Training
Parents and carers from our Side by Side group got together for a weekend of fun and learning in October (2021). Here are some photos from our time together.
Mandurah Dolphin Cruise
The Side by Side families had a great time on the water in Mandurah - here are some photos of the day.
Side by Side Family Camp
Here are some photos of a fun-packed weekend where families from our Side by Side group got together to share experiences and support each other. Hosted by Maggie and Bron from Side by Side. (November 2021)
March 2022 parent training weekend
Side by Side Podcast | Video Chats
Podcast about life after school
Maggie and Bron talk to Leticia about her experiences as a parent of a young woman with disabilities who has finished school. What does life look like now? How do you prepare for life after school? Leticia is also an advocate at Developmental Disability WA.
Jamie Moving Out
Bron and Maggie talk about having a vision for moving out of home.
NDIS and Behaviour Support Webinar
Replay of DDWA webinar about challenging behaviour and accessing behaviour support in the NDIS. Hosted by Maggie and Bron from Side by Side.
Podcast about guardianship
Bron and Maggie talk to Maxine Drake, a disability advocate from DDWA about Guardianship. What is Guardianship and do we need to have it?
Podcast about Communication
Bron and Maggie have a conversation with Laura Jones about communication and some of the myths that people encounter when thinking about alternative communication.
Podcast with Max about Education
Bron and Maggie have a conversation with Max about education. Max is an individual advocate at DDWA and has extensive experience with advocacy in the schooling system.
Side by Side Podcast: Series One
Episode 1. A Sibling's Perspective
Maggie talks to Hannah about being a sibling to someone with challenging behaviour.
Episode 2. A Dad's Perspective
Maggie talks to Gavin about being a Dad to someone with challenging behaviour.
Episode 3. Sexuality
Maggie talks about sexuality.
Episode 4. Behaviour Support
Maggie talks about behaviour support.
Episode 5. Supported Decision Making
Maggie talks with Hannah about supported decision making and creating a network of supporters.
Antigen Saliva Test (Lollipop Test)
Maggie talks about using the lollypop test.
Maggie shares her experience getting Jamie vaccinated.
Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)
Maggie talks about her experience doing a RAT.
Oral Rapid Antigen Rapid
Maggie talks about using the oral test (not nasal).
Maggie talks about mask exemptions for people with disability.
COVID Vacinations At Home
Here is some information about Covid vaccinations at home or booking in to the sensory clinics. Booking can be made by phone: 13 COVID (1326843) or by submitting a booking form.
Diagnosis, now what?
Health | Safety
Non Contact Thermometers and Chewable Panadol
NDIS | Supports
Tips for Review Time
Maggie shares some tips for review time - your support worker can give an overview on the supports they provided
What can I get with my NDIS funding?
Nominees for NDIS, Centrelink and Medicare
Young Carers Program
Support Workers | Supporters
Maggie’s shares some tips on finding support workers, your expectations, advertising and training.
Behaviour | Communication
Resisting supports or services
Maggie shares some tips on what to do if your loved one resists receiving supports or services.
Using Visual Supports
Laura from the DDWA team talks about how to use visual supports in an empowering way.
Photo Cards / Proof of Age
Maggie talks about how to get a photo card for your loved one with disability.
All About Me Books
Maggie talks about using 'All about me' books and how they can be used to support people to know and understand your child.
Sexuality | Relationships
Maggie talks about some helpful resources and organisations that support issues around sexuality.