Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
If you are caring for a person who identifies as either Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, there are tools available to better understand how the NDIS in WA can help 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 in WA plan.
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 meeting with your Local Coordinator.
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.
Please also see Early Childhood and Early Intervention to understand how your child can access therapies and other types of support, or call the Department of Communities on 1800 996 214.
The Department of Communities has also developed a document called National Standards for Disability Services Implementation for Aboriginal people with disability, 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.