AMPARO Advocacy is raising awareness about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities so people with disability and their families are able to understand and get ready for the NDIS.
AMPARO Advocacy Inc is a non-profit community based organisation that provides individual and systemic advocacy on behalf of people from non-English speaking background with disability.
They are providing the following sessions in targeted areas in Queensland:
- Holding Information sessions /workshops for CALD communities about the NDIS in their first language
- Creating resources and translated materials to assist CALD communities prepare for the NDIS
- Informing community organisations, multicultural workers, settlement workers and community leaders about the NDIS so they can spread the word
- Providing face to face information sessions (Brisbane, Redlands and Logan) for individuals with disability and their families in their homes with either a Bi-Cultural Community Education Worker or the assistance of an accredited interpreter.
They are developed the following factsheets which can be downloaded and viewed on their website:
- Understanding disability in Australia
- What is the NDIS?
The factsheets are available in 30 languages and information videos in 10 languages: Kirundi, Burmese, Dinka, Swahili, Somali, Karen, AUSLAN, Dari, Amharic and Hazaragi.
If you need an interpreter to speak with someone at AMPARO Advocacy call the Translating and Interpreting Service, on 131 450 and ask them to contact AMPARO Advocacy on 3354 4900.
If you would like AMPARO Advocacy to hold an information session or come to your home to speak about the NDIS, or if you have any questions, contact the Multicultural Engagement Project Workers Lalita or Jo on 3354 4900
For more information about AMPARO Advocacy visit our website www.amparo.org.au
For further details about the NDIS in Queensland, visit the Queensland Government’s website for NDIS update information or the NDIS website’s Queensland page