NDIS and CALD Communities Symposium

AMPARO Advocacy has partnered with Griffith University, Queenslanders with Disability Network, and Community Resource Unit to hold a one day forum to explore what steps would ensure that people from CALD backgrounds with disability are best supported by the NDIS.

This one day forum was held on Tuesday 11 October 2016 at Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue Centre Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane.

Symposium panel discussion

Event Sponsors

AMPARO would like to thank the events  sponsors-

Queensland Council of Social Service, Access Community Services, MDA, Mamre Association, Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma, Diversicare, Speaking Up For You, Rights in Action, Townsville Multicultural Support Group and Independent Advocacy Townsville.

Presentations

Opening

Alastair McEwin – Disability Discrimination Commissioner

NDIS CALD Strategy

Steph Gunn – General Manager of Community Linkages NDIS

CALD communities and systems – Critical factors for authentic inclusion in the NDIS

Dr Joanne Travaglia. Associate Professor at University of Technology Sydney

Questions and answers

Joanne Travaglia

Morning Panel – Questions and Answers

Alastair McEwin, Steph Gunn and Joanne Travaglia

QUT and AMPARO Research – Disadvantage and disability

Dr Julie King.  Coordinator of International Engagement for Social Work and Human Services, QUT

NDIS participant from a CALD background speaks of her experiences

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Family perspectives

Thao Pham

Diversitat: Refugee communities and the NDIS

Meagan Price Team Leader of Diversability, Diversitat

QPASTT: People from CALD backgrounds with psychosocial disability and the NDIS

Tracy Worrall, Chief Executive Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT)

Amparo Advocacy Report:  The NDIS and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities: Aiming high for equitable access in Queensland 

Maureen Fordyce, Manager, Amparo Advocacy.

To view this Report- AMPARO CALD and NDIS Report 2016

Afternoon Group Discussion

Meagan Price, Tracey Worrall, Maureen Fordyce

Final Panel Discussion

Kevin Cocks AM, Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commissioner
Shahram Jazan, Case Manager, Multicultural Development Association (MDA)
Lalita Lakshmi, Multicultural Engagement Worker, Amparo Advocacy Inc.