Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and carers about the NDIS
If you are caring for a person who identifies as either Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, please click on the Helpful links below to better understand how the NDIS can help the person you care for. The links below will take you to fact sheets about the NDIS, and a planning tool for you to work on with the person you care for. This planning tool called 'My dreamin' circles', can help you identify what help, support, and therapies the person you care for might need to have included in their NDIS plan.
To understand the first steps in getting help for your child's needs, a Victorian website called Rock Solid has provided information to support you. They also talk about labels and community; where to find help and what kind of help you can get.
To help families and carers of indigenous children aged between 0-6 years of age understand what 'disability' is, please click on the early intervention indigenous liaison officer program, or email: email@example.com or phone (07) 32730038.
Please also see Information on early childhood early intervention support for parents and carers to understand how your child can access therapies and other types of support, or call the NDIS on 1800 800 110.
The NDIA has also developed an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy, to guide them in the 'proper way' on how to speak and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people with disability, their families, carers and communities across Australia. To read this document in an Easy English version, please click here.
Developmental Disability WA have developed a resource called 'Walking Along Side Me'. This resource is a planning tool that can help you be prepared for your first planning meeting.