Resources for Families

Helpful tools and links

We 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’, is a practical guide for WA families living with a child with chronic illness, disability, mental illness or a life-threatening condition, and a fabulous guide to finding your way around the medical and community systems to access the help and support you may need.

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.


kiind supports families raising children living with disability, complex conditions or developmental concerns including, autism, genetic conditions.Their 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.

Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre (EDAC)

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

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 is 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.