Ethnicity, culture and the NDIS

Learn how to use teach-back to improve your knowledge about cultural understanding of disability and how this can affect access to the NDIS.
  • Duration: 1 hr 30min
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These videos and podcast were recorded in May 2020 by the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH), in collaboration with UpSkill.

This module includes:

  • Video content on the impact of using the ‘teach back’ technique and how to implement it into your everyday practice
  • Interviews with 4 people living with a disability, or caring for someone who does, talking about their experience of discrimination and its impact
  • Tips on working with interpreters so that NDIS terminology is understood and communicated to an NDIS participant
  • A podcast on cultural understandings of disability and how that can affect access to the NDIS

About the presenters

Sophie Dutertre - Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health

Sophie commenced at CEH in 2016, bringing more than 15 years’ experience working with refugees, asylum seekers and migrant populations in the area of health education, HIV/AIDS and employment support. Her focus at CEH has been the development of culturally responsive resources for communities and the health sector about Covid-19 and the NDIS. She holds a Masters of Journalism, Bachelor of Law, and Graduate Diploma in Counselling.

Spase Veljanovski - Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health

Spase has over 20 years’ experience in access and equity work across mental health, local government and community health. He started work as a bilingual worker and has found this position to be a widely misunderstood.  At the Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health he is a trainer and project worker in language services, health literacy and organisational cultural competence.  He holds a Master of Public Health, Bachelor of Arts (Multicultural Studies) and Certificate IV, Training & Assessment.

George Taleporos - Summer Foundation

In his role as Senior Analyst and NDIS Communications Producer Dr George Taleporos is an integral member of Summer Foundation team and works to inform people with disability about NDIS news, developments and policy application. He is responsible for the Reasonable and Necessary podcast series. George has more than 20 years’ experience in the disability field, focused on advocacy, human rights policy and practice, service development and management.

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