Inala, meaning place of peace, was established in 1958 as a school for children with intellectual disabilities by medical practitioner and anthroposophist Dr Joachim Pohl and his wife Kyra Pohl, a Steiner-trained teacher of children with special needs.
The Pohls were supported by a group of families who were seeking education and accommodation support for their children with special needs. They set up a beautiful environment in an elegant old home in Cherrybrook with an educational and therapeutic program designed to help the children develop in mind, body and soul.
As the children grew and became adults, and demand for support services increased, new services and premises were progressively added. Since 2005, Inala’s expertise has focused on supporting adults living with disabilities. In 2010 Inala amalgamated with Miroma, a smaller sister organisation based in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Today Inala is a thriving community that supports over 200 adults living with disability and their families through a range of services across Sydney.
With a reputation for excellence, and known for the warmth and individual care given to clients and their families, great pride is taken in providing for each person’s all-round personal growth, skills development, self-esteem, independence and community involvement. Each individual and their unique contribution is celebrated.