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IDEASWA aims to provide a rich array of information and resources to benefit disability services in Western Australia.


Useful Websites

This section provides links to other websites containing useful information and resources.
National Disability Services (NDS) is Australia's peak body for non-government disability service organisations. Collectively, our 940 NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability. Members range in size from small support groups to large multi-service organisations. 
Disability Services Commission (DSC) works in partnership with service providers and other government departments to provide information, supports and services to people with disability, their families and carers.


NDS Websites
The ACROD Parking Program aims to support Western Australians with a significant mobility restriction to access the community. 
carecareers is a national website which advertises jobs in the disability sector.
The Community Living and Participation Grants (CLPG) program assist West Australian individuals with a permanent disability.
The Companion Card is a card issued to people with a significant and permanent disability who require attendant care support from a companion to participate at most venues and activities. Cardholders present their card when booking or purchasing a ticket from a participating business. Participating businesses will recognise the Companion Card and issue the cardholder with a second ticket for their companion at no charge.
The Disability Support Awards (formerly known as the Disability Support Worker Awards) recognise people in the disability sector providing supports of the highest standards to increase the quality of life and inclusion of people with disability in Western Australia.
Follow National Disability Services (NDS) WA on Twitter to stay connected with the latest disability sector news and information about NDS WA events and sector training opportunities.


Other Websites
Personalised Support by Julia Fitzpatrick with a foreword by Professor Jim Mansell, author of the Mansell Report.  This is a report describing how to provide support to people with the most complex needs or challenging behaviour, whether from brain injury, mental illness, dementia or a significant learning difficulty.
Website by David Pitonyak with resources about supporting people with disabilities who may have difficult behaviours
A resource kit to support organisations and staff with workers from CaLD backgrounds.
Inclusion Press creates person centered resource materials for training events, public schools, high schools, community colleges, universities, human service agencies, health organizations, government agencies, families, First Nations organisations - nationally and internationally.
Kendrick Consulting is a very small specialized international consulting firm principally focused on leadership and emerging developments in the fields of disability, mental health and aging.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is an independent statutory agency whose role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which will support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families and carers.  Their website has 75 free resources developed for families, people with disability and sector organisations.
This is an online accredited training resource for support workers, based on face-to-face workshops held throughout the Metro North Brisbane region in March 2013. This resource was developed with the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability (QCIDD). It equips disability support workers to assist the person with disability with their primary healthcare needs, leading to better health outcomes for the person they are supporting.
One of NSW largest service providers with lots of resources and scoping papers.
The NSW Ombudsman website with publications that are relevant to agencies that provide community services.
Paradigm is a leading learning disability training and development agency and have useful tool kits available.
The Center on Human Policy (CHP) is a Syracuse University based policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to insure the rights of people with disabilities.



  • Rights, Choice and Responsibility Project
    Four videos produced by Dept. of Human Services (Vic) and an accompanying Powerpoint presentation. The complete project entitled "Bungee jumping, Lawyers and Love...Stories about life is designed to promote discussion and debate about policy and decision making processes that impact on people's lives and experiences.
National Disability Services - WA