Supporting Aboriginal Clients

Participants at the Gunnedah and Tingha Living Life My Way sessions.
The Aboriginal Disability Network (ADN) has been engaging with rural and remote areas of NSW to bring information to Aboriginal communities about the NDIS. This engagement has focused on the ways that Aboriginal people with disability, their families an carers can find out more about what the NDIS is and how to access the scheme as it roll outs.
Since July 2013, ADN have held over 50 Living My Way sessions across NSW in areas such as the Illawarra, North Coast, Western NSW, Hunter New England, Central Tablelands and Greater Sydney.
These information sessions are focused on helping Aboriginal people with disability, their families and carers learn more about the NDIS and how they might be able to access greater supports so that they can make choices about how they would like to receive assistance in order to participate and contribute more fully in their communities.
“Living My Way” information sessions are important in helping the whole community from Aboriginal people with disability, their families, carers and service providers understand the changes, what they will mean and what they can do to prepare. This is so they can make the best and most informed decisions to get the right supports and outcomes under the NDIS,” Dianne Brookes, Coordinator ADNNSW said.
ADN will continue to hold more information sessions across NSW to assist Aboriginal people with disability and their families and carers to keep the conversation going and to get ready for the changes and opportunities under the NDIS.

About the Aboriginal Disability Network

Aboriginal Disability Network NSW (ADN) is an organisation of, and for Aboriginal people with disability, their families and carers. ADN began in 2002 to give Aboriginal people with disability a voice of their own. In 2010, ADN became a NSW peak disability organisation. The Network is conducted with financial assistance from NSW Family & Community Services.
The major aims of the Network are:
• empowerment and promotion of the rights of Aboriginal people with disability
• the creation of a society in which Aboriginal people with disability can fully participate.
• More information about the Aboriginal Disability Network can be found on the website
Participants at the Gunnedah and Tingha Living Life My Way sessions.

Photos: Participants at the Gunnedah and Tingha Living Life My Way sessions.

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