Tjina Maala Message Book For Families: Stories and support for carers of people with a disability

Tjina Maala Centre, WA, August 2015

The Pika Wiya Kuthupa project aims to investigate the needs of Aboriginal families caring for a child with a disability in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. The project established an Aboriginal community reference group, and during 2013 and 2014 conducted ‘storytelling circles’ community consultations. Aboriginal families caring for children with disabilities, schools, health and disability service representatives were invited to share their stories. Families identified the need for culturally appropriate information and support, and culturally safe models of service delivery. The project team is currently developing Aboriginal disability resources, and continues to raise the awareness of Aboriginal views of disability in the disability sector.

This resource is for Aboriginal families/careers of people with a disability. It provides information on disability, people’s response to disability, rights of people with disabilities, support services, the NDIS, and tips & suggestions. Please note that it does not directly address sexuality.

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