Title World-first report into autism in First Nations communities to launch tomorrow Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Sector: Early Education News, Views and Reviews Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 24/02/20 Description The Hon. Linda Burney MP will launch the world’s first report into autism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities at the State Library of NSW tomorrow, Tuesday 18 February.
Conducted by internationally-recognised researchers at Macquarie University, the report reveals that although autism is just likely to be as common in Aboriginal as non-Aboriginal communities, there remain fewer autism services and supports available to families in First Nations communities, especially services and supports which recognise the distinctive culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The findings of the report will be of interest to all those who work with First Nation children and families in early childhood education and care contexts, particularly given the abundance of research supporting improved outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorders through early intervention.
The report, We Look After Our Own Mob was funded by Positive Partnerships, a national project funded by the Commonwealth government, and written by Macquarie University academics, Dr Rozanna Lilley, Mikala Sedgwick and Prof. Liz Pellicano.
Producer/Author Freya Lucas URL https://thesector.com.au/2020/02/16/world-first-report-into-autism-in-first-nations-communities-to-launch-tomorrow/ Persons Rozanna Lilley, Mikala Sedgwick, Liz Pellicano