As a charitable organisation and public benevolent institution (PBI), Noah’s Ark is dedicated to supporting children with disabilities to reach their individual potential.
“To support the development of children and young people with special needs and their families throughout Western Australia, by providing specialised toys, related services and professional support in partnerships with others.”
Noah’s Ark’s principal philosophy is helping children learn through play.
As well as providing a unique toy and resource library service, we offer a number of special needs programmes and products designed to complement our WA toy library service.
Noah’s Ark is well-recognised for providing an innovative and responsive support service to agencies and parents who are committed to developing the skills of children and young adults with disabilities.
The toy library in Perth provides an extensive range of children’s toys, including many adapted for switch operation and concept building toys. It also offers books, play equipment and has a dedicated computer club, with up-to-date technology and a range of stimulating and accessible programmes.
Noah’s Ark staff are professionals who are experienced in working with children and young people with disabilities. They are also proficient in the use of specialised toys such as switch-operated toys and adapted equipment enabling them to assist therapists, teachers, parents and carers in developing their therapy, education or home programmes for special needs learning in Perth.
The partnership between our staff and the Noah’s Ark Board in professional networking ensures they are aware of trends in education, therapy and family ‘best practice’.
We recognise the importance of early intervention and we promptly refer children at risk of developmental delay to the appropriate agency. Noah’s Ark provides ongoing support and special needs resources to help families during this time.
Noah’s Ark has professional affiliations with the Disability Services Commission (DSC); Department for Communities; Department of Education and Training; Therapy Focus and the State Child Development Centre.
Noah’s Ark toy library is funded and supported by the Western Australian DSC; Lotterywest; Variety WA; the Commonwealth Government’s Non-Government Centre Support programme; Movies by Burswood; and Cliffs Natural Resources.