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Message book for families: stories and support for carers of people with a disability

Posted on: 12 October, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 4, October 2015 – December 2015
Related to Disability Health services

Tjina Maala Centre (2015)
Message book for families: stories and support for carers of people with a disability
Perth, WA: Ability Centre

The Message book for families: stories and support for carers of people with a disability was produced to provide information to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families/carers of people with a disability.

The resource was developed as part of the Pika Wiya Kuthupa project (Wongi ‘not sick, different one’) which aims to investigate the needs of Aboriginal families caring for a child with a disability in the Goldfields region of Western Australia (WA).

The book provides information on:

  • what a disability is
  • different ways people can respond to a disability
  • rights of people with disabilities in Australia
  • support services for people with a disability/families/carers
  • funding services available
  • the National disability insurance scheme
  • organisations who can provide assistance
  • tips and suggestions.

The resource was produced by the Tjina Maala Centre (part of the Ability Centre).

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