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Children from all backgrounds, countries and levels of society can be diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Current data shows that autism is under-diagnosed among Indigenous communities. In many areas, autism is unheard of. Other challenges include lack of access to local services or diagnostic assessment tools, an absence of trusted relationships, or the fear of shame and blame.
We worked together with the First Peoples Disability Network to set up a National Aboriginal Reference Group to help improve diagnoses rates and support for indigenous families with autistic children. After whole-of-community consultations, we developed a range of tools and resources designed for First Nations families.
All of our Positive Partnerships resources have been written and developed alongside First Nations families, schools and communities across the country.
Autism Voices Book
This book is a collection of illustrated valuable insights into the journey experienced by First Nations families.
Download our Journeys Over Time comic book and Djarmbi Storybook as resources to support educators and families.
Story Telling Film Clips
Unique story telling animations to share autism related stories of families from First Nations communities.
Yarning with our Mob
A podcast launched by Positive Partnerships - yarning with parents, carers and service providers about autism in Indigenous communities.