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This short video on the Autism Queensland website about the life of ‘Ned’ was created to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families understand and recognise the early signs of Autism. This film is an initiative of the National Early Indigenous Liaison Officer Program funded by the Department of Social Services as part of the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) program.

This book "Our Kids, Our Stories" from Positive Partnerships is a collection of 10 interviews and reveals valuable insights into the journey experienced by Aboriginal families, including women and girls, when parenting a child on the autism spectrum.

The Australian Human Rights Commission publishes a Native title report each year for federal parliament which provide a human rights perspective on native title issues and advocates for practical co-existence between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups in using land. Many of these identify disability as being a critical issue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. View the reports here.

The report "Preventing Crime and Promoting Rights for Indigenous Young People with Cognitive Disabilities and Mental Health Issues, 2008" by the Australian Human Rights Commission provides an investigation of early intervention and diversionary practices aimed at preventing offending behaviour in Indigenous young people with a cognitive disability and/or a mental health problem.

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is a living embodiment of the aspirations of Aboriginal communities and their struggle for self-determination. NACCHO is the national peak body representing 143 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across the country on Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues.

The following film ‘Getting prepared’ shares the stories of Aboriginal people with disability and their families. It talks about identity, culture and stories. The film was produced to highlight the opportunities to get prepared for the changing disability sector in a culturally and disability accessible way.

Living My Way: Getting Prepared

The First Peoples Disability Network Australia engages with communities around Australia and advocates for the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability in Australia and internationally.

Filmed in Tennant Creek, NT, the following film ‘What Keeps Me Strong’ highlights the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in the disability sector and respectful engagement with Aboriginal communities as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out across Australia.

What Keeps Me Strong - First Peoples Disability Network

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has a variety of resources useful to assist practitioners in developing their understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and disability.

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