Inclusion WA works to connect individuals who are disadvantaged, living with a disability or who are disconnected, to sport, recreation, arts and cultural activities in mainstream settings.
We achieve this by offering a personalised service to people with disabilities, their families and support networks.
We actively engage in partnerships with government, community organisations, sporting, recreation groups and people with disabilities to facilitate an on-going connection, with each successful relationship creating a pathway for others to follow.
To find out more about the programs that Inclusion WA are involved in, click on the links to the right or contact us.
Operating across the metropolitan area, this program focuses on working one-to-one; identifying an individual’s interests and passions and exploring local participation options. The program relies on a 50/50 partnership and, as such, progress can be dependent on choices and commitment of the individual to participate in recreational activities.
Our endeavour is to maximise participation and help create sustainable relationships between an individual and their community.
We offer personalised, one-to-one support in the community for people who have received Disability Service Commission Alternative to Employment (A.T.E) funding or for people who have private funding who wish to become involved with community based activities.
Our Community Inclusion Officers work alongside the individual, their family and other supports to develop and implement a tailored individual plan that will seek to expand networks, get people actively involved in their community and create lifelong opportunities.
Youth Connect is designed for teenagers living with a disability who would like to be more involved in their community. The idea is to connect with your community through sport and recreation, join a group, make friends and have some fun!
A Youth Recreation Development Officer will provide leisure counselling to assist the young person to identify their interests. We then support them to research activities in their local community to find out what is available to them and help in addressing and overcoming barriers. If required, we then introduce an applicant to their chosen activity and support them in making connections that will lead to independent and on-going participation and, where appropriate, to gain support from others in achieving their goals.
In conjuction with local community groups and sporting organisations we run holiday programs during the school holidays in Karratha and the Perth metro area.
Inclusion WA facilitates two social clubs. People who have a disability, are disadvantaged or disconnected from society wishing to broaden their social skills, meet new people and do fun activities are welcome to join either, or both, clubs.
In August of this year, Inclusion WA hosted a youth consultation for the Commissioner for Children and Young People.
The Commissioner, Michelle Scott, has recently released the ‘Speaking Out About Disability’ report, which summarises the findings from the consultations. The report provides a great insight into the issues that affect young people with a disability.