Positive Partnerships is proud to offer a new resource called: Autism, Our Kids, Our Stories: Voices of Aboriginal Parents Across Australia.
This book is a collection of 10 interviews and reveals valuable insights into the journey experienced by Aboriginal families, including woman and girls, when parenting a child on the autism spectrum.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities face ongoing and increasing difficulties around disability in general, but of particular interest to Positive Partnerships is the lack of awareness or recognition of autism. Lack of appropriate services, appropriate diagnostic assessments and tools, the absence of trusted relationships, and the fear of shame and blame have led to lower numbers of children formally diagnosed with autism. This book aims to connect with community and raise awareness through the authentic voice of lived experience.
The illustrated book features 10 individual stories of Aboriginal families with a child on the autism spectrum and is available free for parents, carers, communities and schools across Australia via email request: firstname.lastname@example.org