An organisation built on community support and belief in equality and integration for all.
In November 1960 a number of families met and shared their concerns about the lack of recognition of the needs of their children with a disability for an education and opportunities for life. This event marked the formation of Mai-Wel. The challenge to remove the discrimination experienced by people with a disability and their carers is as strong a motive today as it has been throughout the past 55 years.
In 2012, The Mai-Wel Group received funding from the Australian Government’s Department of Environment, to launch a History Project, researching and documenting the organisation’s rich history and contribution to the Maitland community. The Project was completed mid-2014 and is available in the form of a book and short film documentary. The Mai-Wel Group would like to thank local journalist, Alek Shulha, for the many hours he volunteered to help bring this project to life.
Download a copy of the History Book by clicking here.