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Aboriginal Disability Network NSW (ADNNSW) brings together Aboriginal people with disability, our families and carers to:

  • tell our stories
  • support each other
  • create a voice for positive change
  • speak for ourselves.

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Map of New South Wales showing an overview of communities visited by ADN to June 2014.

The NSW government will spend $480,000 on fieldworkers to ensure aboriginal people are not left out of the transition to the National Disability Insurance scheme.

Read the full story on the ABC News website: Fieldworkers to help guide indigenous people through NDIS transition

Deputy Director, June Riemer

Opinion piece in the Newcastle Herald by ADNNSW Deputy Director, June Riemer:

"THE introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will bring generational change and is anchored in a rights-based approach to disability.

"Aboriginal people experience disability at higher rates than the general population and there is an important opportunity, as the NDIS rolls out, to build the capacity and build the infrastructure that will enable the full participation of Aboriginal people."

Read the full piece on the Newcastle Herald website: Providing choice and control 

Arts Activated National Conference on Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 October, at The Concourse, Chatswood, Sydney

Accessible Arts presents the 2014 Arts Activated National Conference on Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 October, at The Concourse, Chatswood, Sydney.

The leading arts and disability conference in Australia, Arts Activated showcases the accomplishments of people with disability, as artists, leaders, audience and advocates, alongside the collective efforts of their supporters.

More information at the Accessible Arts website: Arts Activated 2014