Speak My Language - CALD and Indigenous communities talking about living well with a disability (SML) is a national initiative funded by the NDIA, that will be rolled out over 3 years - 2020, 2021 and 2022.
SML involves CALD and Indigenous Australians with disabilities, and their supporters, sharing real stories and experiences, via podcast, broadcast and online. The stories will be about living well with a disability, and they will inform people about skills and resources available in the community to support people to live well.
Additional interviews with guest speakers will give accurate and up-to-date information about further opportunities in the community.
Together, the podcasts, broadcasts or videos will provide practical tips on utilising personal skills and talents, and community resources and networks, in order to live well with disability - at home, in the community and at work or school.
Importantly, we are aiming to deliver this content in over 25 community languages, and the content will be culturally appropriate because it will be generated from within cultural and linguistic communities, and within Aboriginal communities.
The Ethnic Communities Council of NSW is delivering the program in partnership with state and territory based Ethnic and Multicultural Communities’ Councils.
SML is an initiative funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency.