Esperance’s Story

Esperance leads a full and active life in Brisbane with her family and is involved in many community activities. She discusses her life growing up …

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Shahram’s Story

Shahram is from Iran and has a vision impairment, he discusses how he has overcome obstacles and barriers to successfully study and work in Brisbane, …

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The wider impact of mental illness

AMPARO Advocacy has been assisting Andrea, a woman who came to Australia under the Humanitarian Program, and who is a sole parent with 2 young …

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At risk of being excluded from the educational system

AMPARO Advocacy has advocated on behalf of a young boy called Raja from a Liberian background who was at serious risk of being excluded from …

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At risk of homelessness

Habib and his wife and children are Australian citizens, but were originally refugees from Afghanistan who entered the country around 8 years ago. Habib experiences …

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Claude and his Family’s Story

Jacqueline and Nasibu are from Burundi, and live in Brisbane with their six children. In this video they speak in Kirundi, their first language, about …

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Useful links

Speaking Up For You Inc. Speaking Up For You protects and defends vulnerable people with disability through individual advocacy to address injustices and make a …

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Working with Interpreters and developing cultural competence

AMPARO Advocacy has produced three fact sheets to provide information about working with interpreters and developing cultural competence. Australia has a rich cultural diversity and …

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The NDIS and interpreters and translators

The NDIA must provide access to interpreters to potential NDIS participants to access and communicate with the NDIA, including when making an access request over …

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Building Capacity and Potential through Connection

Building Capacity and Potential through Connection – sharing understandings, experiences and journeys of disability, and building capacity and potential through connection 2018-2019 This pilot project …

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