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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, representing more than 1100 non-government service providers. Collectively, NDS members operate several thousand services for Australians with all types of disability. 
The Department of Communities Disability Services is the State Government agency responsible for advancing opportunities, community participation and quality of life for people with disability.


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 assists Western 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.

National Disability Practitioners (NDP), a leading association for disability practitioners operates as a division of National Disability Services (NDS).  NDP resulted from the merger of two professional bodies, Australian Disability Professionals and Disability Professionals Victoria.

NDS Learn and Develop offers the disability sector access quality, flexible and cost effective learning solutions from recognised providers.

Regularly updated, this register enables our members to access short explanations of key NDIS issues, understand what NDS is seeking from the NDIA and track our progress as we campaign for change.

This site is your pathway to the best disability workforce resources on offer.

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.

Workforce Wizard is a simple online tool to help disability organisations track workforce trends.

 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
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.
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.
One of NSW largest service providers with lots of resources and scoping papers.
Paradigm is a leading learning disability training and development agency and have useful tool kits available.



  • Personal Care support in Disability Services, a resource developed by Rocky Bay to assist in the training of new staff.
  • Rights, Choice and Responsibility Maze by the Department of Human Services.  A tool for supporting choices and find solutions.
  • 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