Shoulder to Shoulder : Information for Aboriginal families who have a child or young person with a disability

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This booklet has been developed for the NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care by Gavin Jones Communications, GJC VIBE with the assistance of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) as an initiative of the NSW Government’s Stronger Together: A new direction for disability services in NSW 2006-2016.


This booklet presents information about disability services, respite services, and Aboriginal organisations that provide support for Aboriginal families with a disabled child. Included are stories about how other Aboriginal families have been able to cope with caring for a child with a disability.