Cultural diversity

Webinar: Delivering culturally responsive telehealth – published by Telehealth Victoria Community of Practice, a panel discusses best practice strategies in using telehealth to deliver services to people from culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy  – a statement of the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) commitment to walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in delivering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy -Easy English (National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) across Australia.).

Understanding disability through the lens of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: challenges and opportunities – This project examined the:
• Implementation of the NDIS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Strategy (1);
• Interaction between National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) staff, local area co-ordinators
(LACs) and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) and non-governmental
organisations (NGOs);
• Experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in accessing the NDIS, planning, and
receiving disability supports through the scheme (Melbourne School of Population & Global Health).

Australian Government Plan to Improve Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with Disability – The Plan outlines actions the Australian Government is and can take to provide sustainable mainstream and disability services, delivered within a cultural framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability, their families and carers (© Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Social Services) 2017).

Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children toolkit – This toolkit has been developed with support and guidance from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, to support non-Aboriginal practitioners in mainstream organisations to engage with First Nations families.

We Look After Our Own Mob: world first research report on Australia’s First Peoples experiences of autism – The report shares dialogue and insights from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families on how they feel about the state of autism-related services in their communities, as well as what changes are needed to enable autistic children to feel secure, safe and supported at school. Autism MQ (Macquarie University)

No more waiting: A Guide for Organisations to Plan with Aboriginal People with Disability – This planning guide is intended to provide organisations with information to assist them to be ready to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability and their families in planning for social care. Dew, A., McEntyre, E., Vaughan, P., Cooney, E., Dillon Savage, I., & Dowse, L., UNSW (2018). ”No More Waiting: A Guide for Organisations to Plan with Aboriginal People with Disability”. UNSW: Sydney.

Culturally Proficient Service Delivery – Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disability (and related) services (Centre for Applied Disability Research).