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Western Australia - Organisation

Mentally Incurable Children's Association (1954 - 1986)

Advocacy Body and Care Provider
Alternative Names
  • MICA (acronym)

The Mentally Incurable Children's Association (MICA) was formed in 1954 to develop appropriate respite and longer term accommodation for children with severe intellectual disabilities. In 1956, with the support of then Minister for Health, Emil Nulsen, a Home which was called 'Nulsen Haven' opened in Redcliffe. MICA later changed to its present name, Nulsen Haven Association Inc.


 1954 - 1986 Mentally Incurable Children's Association
       1986 - Nulsen Haven Association (Inc)

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  • Mentally Incurable Children's Association (ed.), Newsletter (Mentally Incurable Children's Association (WA)), 1979-1983. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Home Need Explained to Minister', The West Australian, 13 November 1954, p. 19,; 'Welfare group formed to help mental children', Sunday Times, 24 October 1954, p. 20,; 60 years of nurturing people with complex disabilities, Nulsen Disability Services, 2014,; Department of Commerce, 'Nulsen Haven Association Inc', AssociationsOnline, Government of Western Australia, 2012,

Prepared by: Debra Rosser