Griffith University Symposium. “NDIS and CALD communities: Aiming high for equitable access”

CRU proudly partnered with Griffith UniversityAMPARO Advocacy Inc and Queenslanders with Disability (QDN) on the ninth Griffith University NDIS Symposium.

In this event titled “NDIS and CALD communities: Aiming high for equitable access”  asked the question:  What steps will ensure people from CALD backgrounds with disability are best supported by the NDIS?.  The presenters were chosen from a variety of backgrounds both locally and interstate.

The Griffith NDIS Symposia are a series that brings together people with disability, their families, researchers and professionals to ask some challenging questions about the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The filming and post-production of this event was a collaboration between CRU and the staff and students of Indooroopilly State High School.

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

Joanne Travaglia Q&A

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.

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.