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Disability support Referral Pathway for people from refugee and asylum seeker backgroundss(Aug 2023)

Local Area Coordinators (LAC)
The role of the Local Area Coordinator (LAC) is to assist people to navigate the NDIS. 

Community Liaison Officers (Multicultural)

Provide dedicated support to prospective participants to people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds to understand NDIS eligibility, the pre-access process and other support available (Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Redland and Ipswich). More information here. 

Disability Advocacy Services
AMPARO Advocacy speaks, acts and writes on behalf of vulnerable people from a non-English speaking background with disability to defend, protect and promote their rights and interests so their fundamental needs are met. Amparo also offer translated fact sheets for patients 


NDIS Guides for organisations 

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) NDIS ready toolkit – These resources have been developed by MDA in partnership with DiverseWerks to assist organisations build capacity to provide culturally appropriate support options for culturally and linguistically diverse communities under the NDIS.

NDIS Guides for Physicians and Paediatricians


Translated Resources
Amparo Advocacy have developed factsheets about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, translated into 33 languages

Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health – Disability Services Glossary in Arabic and Disability Services Glossary in Vietnamese


Navigating the NDIS in Primary Care – May, 2019 – Watch a professional Development session online via the links below. 

NDIS – Translation and Interpreter Service

Victoria Refugee Health Network – Service responses for people with disabilities from refugee backgrounds in northern Melbourne