Welcome to People With Disabilities (WA)

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PWDWA provide non-legal advocacy to people with disabilities. Advocacy is the process of standing alongside individuals to ensure that people are able to speak out, to express their views and uphold their rights. Our advocacy services are available to any person with a disability. You do not have to be a member to access advocacy. All of the advocacy work that PWdWA does follows the principals of the National Disability Strategy

Membership to PWDWA is free and open to West Australian residents living with a disability (full membership) or those who identify with the aims of the organisation (Associate).

To see all the current events, go to our Events page!

Click here to  participate in our National Disability Strategy survey! 

State Election on March 11 – PWDWA Priorities – Click here for full document 

PWdWA has prepared a set of election  priorities that are important to our members based on feedback from our individual and systemic advocacy work.  PWDWA is asking all parties in the 2017 state election to commit to act on these 6 priorities:

HOUSING

• Provide people with disability access to affordable housing and real choice of accommodation options

EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT

• Ensure our education system is inclusive, safe, has learning outcomes, and their are jobs

ACCESS & INCLUSION

• Ensure public transport and the built environment are fully accessible, and people with disability can participate in community

RIGHTS PROTECTION

• Eliminate the use of restrictive practices in all settings and fund advocacy and peak bodies

ACCESS TO JUSTICE

• Develop a Disability Justice Strategy and programmes for people in contact with police and the justice system

ACCESS TO NDIS

• Ensure meaningful co-design and engagement with people with disability and no disadvantage