Culturally appropriate disability programs
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with disability and their families
Gr8motive offers disability support programs based on the NDIA’s commitment to the principles of Centrality of Country, Culture and Community, ensuring service provision is culturally appropriate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals with disability and their families.
Our aim is to deliver programs that are complementary to NDIS supports and which are culturally safe, nurturing and work toward achievement of individual capacity building outcomes.
Building capacity and confidence of Indigenous, First Australian families and carers
Our supports focus on improving the knowledge and skills of individuals with disability by looking at the whole family and community. Increasing the confidence of families and carers to deal with physical and behavioural challenges (e.g. through training in supports and emotional responses and the implementation of easy to follow routines) improves the confidence of the individual who can grow into a motivated and happy community participant and contributor.
Our supports incorporate elements of the SEWB (Social and Emotional Wellbeing) Framework, which recognises the importance of connection to land, culture, spirituality, and ancestry and is the foundation for physical and mental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We combine this framework with our “Western” expertise in trauma-informed therapies to deliver beneficial outcomes and so Indigenous, First Australians then feel capable of accessing broader supports with confidence.
Peer-led, culturally safe programs to gain independence and promote inclusiveness
Improving the knowledge and skills of individuals with disability requires looking at the whole family and community. Increasing the confidence of families and carers to deal with physical and behavioural challenges (e.g. through training in supports and emotional responses and the implementation of easy to follow routines) improves the confidence of the individual who can grow into a motivated and happy community participant and contributor.
Our programs are provided in culturally safe places, with peer-led (both indigenous and disability, or family member with disability) to:
- Improve the knowledge and skills of indigenous individuals with disability through providing life skills development linked to each individual’s personal plan.
- Improve the motivation and confidence of individuals with disability by breaking through communication and restrictive blockages experienced with the support of culturally appropriate support workers on their journey.
- Improve the participation and contribution to community by people with a disability through providing social and culturally appropriate settings and greater opportunities for individuals with disability and their families to connect to community life and identify the benefits of being connected and recognised.
- Help improve the rights of disabled individuals and their families by signposting to other disability supports and cultural and social connections to the community.
Our other partner, ITEC Health, is a registered NDIS provider and committed to working with Gr8motive to provide a pathway for our clients to access the NDIS which will allow Indigenous and other Australians to enter the scheme.
To discuss how Gr8motive can assist you or Indigenous, First Australians in your community:
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As a not-for-profit, charitable organisation, Gr8motive relies on government funding and donations from the community to deliver our important programs.