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Positive Partnerships are excited to launch a new podcast series, 'Yarning With Our Mob'.

During this podcast series, Positive Partnerships Team Leader of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Families & Community programs, Maria Watson-Trudgett of the Wiradjuri people, will be yarning with parents, carers and service providers who will be sharing their stories and challenges about autism in Indigenous communities.

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Artwork, 'A Working Together Journey', by Maria Watson-Trudgett.


Episode 1 - Yarning With Our Mob - Billie, Cliff and Sharelle

In this episode of ‘Yarning with Our Mob’, we yarn with Billie and Cliff of the Yuin People, who are parents, and Sharelle of the Kabi Kabi and Darumbal People, Acting Chief Executive Officer from the North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health, about the resilience of families.

Kanat Wano of the Kerwaid Village, Komet Tribe and Mer Nation and Maria Watson-Trudgett, Positive Partnerships Team Leader of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Families & Community programs of the Wiradjuri people are the facilitators for this episode.

* For more information about Sharelle’s organisation, the North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH), visit https://ncacch.org.au/


Episode 2 - Yarning With Our Mob - Linda

In this episode, we yarn with Linda, of the Anaiwan, Awabakal and Barrabinya People, who is the Aboriginal Otitis Media Coordinator. Linda is also a grandmother of 16 children, one of them with autism.


Episode 3 - Yarning With Our Mob - Elise and Amy

In this episode, we yarn with Elise of the Wiradjuri and Palawa people, who is an adult on the autism spectrum and Amy, who is a carer of an Aboriginal boy, Jarvis, of the Yuggera people.

During this episode, Elise and Amy will be yarning about the autism diagnosis journey while sharing some of the strategies, challenges and potentials.


Episode 4 - ‘Yarning With Our Mob’ - Amy

During this episode, you will hear from Amy, who is both a parent and a Disability Support Worker at the Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre. Amy’s son, Koby, is from Jerrinja Aboriginal Community, Yuin Nation. She speaks about the importance of having Indigenous services available and accessible to Indigenous people.

*For more information about the Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, click here - http://www.cullunghutti.org.au/


The views expressed within this podcast series do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government or the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment.