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NDIS FULL REPORT
“PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT GOOD LOOKS LIKE”
CREATING EQUITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY IN THE FITZROY VALLEY
SEPTEMBER 2021

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) commissioned Marninwarntikura
Women’s Resource Centre (MWRC) to undertake an intensive consultation with
the Fitzroy Valley community in Western Australia (WA). MWRC in collaboration
with researchers from The University of Sydney (USYD) conducted interviews
with people with disability, their parents/carers and key stakeholders, including
disability service providers in the Fitzroy Valley. We also supported 20 people with
disability to navigate the NDIS processes. The purpose of the consultation was to
determine how to improve the lives of people with disability, with a focus on the
roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

NDIS SUMMARY REPORT
“PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHAT GOOD LOOKS LIKE”
CREATING EQUITY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY IN THE FITZROY VALLEY
SEPTEMBER 2021

2021 ANNUAL REPORT

FASD and complex trauma - A resource for educators - 2nd edition

The Marulu Team have been developing resources to increase knowledge of FASD and Complex trauma . Late last year we launched the book Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)and complex trauma: A resource for educators and have been thrilled with the encouraging responses.

We presented at the Australasian FASD Conference in Perth and were surprised with how many people very particularly impressed that the expanded edition contains a chapter on the effects of historic trauma and how FASD and trauma are so interconnected. In 2019 we are working to grow knowledge in our community about how trauma impacts us all and how we can support each other to understand and respond to complex challenges.

(PDF 7.4MB).

 

Jane Pedersen is a former MWRC staff member and Churchill Fellow. 

Jane recently set out across North America to explore what it means to break cycles of intergenerational trauma

Her investigation was propelled into action by her work at Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre. 

Read the blogs from her travels to get snapshots into the thinking that informed the final report. 

Read Jane Pedersen's Churchill Fellowship investigation into breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma through empowerment. 

Read the blog documenting her travels.