Resources for Families

HannahWe understand the search for information, resources and support for your child can be time consuming and often overwhelming. Below are a few links to key resources we think might be useful for you. The booklet ‘There’s no such thing as a silly question,' which was produced by Development Disability WA, Kalparrin and the Telethon Kids Institute, is an excellent place to start!

There’s no such thing as a silly question - A practical guide for WA families living with a child with chronic illness, disability, mental illness or a life-threatening condition. A fabulous guide to finding your way around the medical and community systems to access the help and support you may need.


Other key resource websites

Developmental Disability WA - independent information, advocacy and support for people with intellectual and other developmental disability, their families and the people who support them.

Kalparrin - Kalparrin is a not-for-profit organisation available to support any family member or carer of a child with a disability or special need. Website has an extensive list of resources including links to Condition Specific Agencies and Support Groups. Become a member for free.

WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (WA NDIS) - information on how to access support through this scheme.

The Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC) is the peak advocacy organisation in WA and aims to safeguard the rights of ethnic people with disabilities and their families.

Child Development Service is part of the Child and Adolescent Health Service and provides free services for children in the Perth metropolitan area who are experiencing developmental delays or difficulties.

WAiS - a small member based organisation who supports people, families and service providers in understanding, designing and developing individualised self directed supports and services. Valuable information for planning and self-managing your NDIS.

Child and Adolescent Health Service (includes links to PMH, Perth Children’s Hospital and other health services)

Carers WA - a non-profit, community based organisation dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 320,000 family carers living in Western Australia.

If there is other information you would like to find and need our help please email