In Nyoongar language, Be My Koorda means be my friend or be my brother.
Be My Koorda is a parent-run support group for Aboriginal families who have children with autism and/or other disabilities.
Be My Koorda is run by volunteers. We offer networking, advocacy and information for members, and work to reduce the isolation experienced by parents and carers, encouraging community engagement and befriending. We are based in the south metro area.
Be My Koorda works in partnership with organisations providing disability support services.
We are supported by:
Uniting Care West
WA Individualised Services (WAiS)
Mission Australia (Wattle House)
To promote the development and delivery of a range of effective, culturally appropriate services to support Aboriginal families and children living with autism and/or other disabilities.
To raise awareness and encourage greater acceptance, respect and understanding of the needs of Aboriginal children with disabilities and their families.
Family Support Meetings
Online Support Group
Information and Advice on services
Advocacy and Referrals
Networking with disability services to assist them to engage effectively with Aboriginal families
NDIS Support and Advocacy
Subject to funding:
School Holiday Programs