Families of young children with ASD who are further isolated either geographically, culturally and or linguistically may require additional support and information.
A number of advocacy and independent and government support organisations can be found in the professional organisations section of this website. Specifically, organisations or government departments that provide regionally based services are more likely to provide individualised support and information.
Organisations that specifically support parents who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) or geographically isolated families to access information include:
Translating and Interpreter Service
Interpreter Services, such as Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS)
Phone: 131 450
Isolated Children's and Parents Association
Isolated Children's and Parents Association (ICPA)
Amparo advocacy is an independent advocacy organisation for people with a disability from a non-English speaking background
Phone: (07) 3369 2500
Carers Queensland Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Program
Carers Queensland Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD) Program
Phone: (07) 3900 8122
What to consider
When supporting families or communities who are isolated by cultural and/or language differences you should consider:
what information is important or relevant
the language and terms used to communicate information
how information is presented; it is important to remember not only language differences but cultural differences and how information is received or interpreted
any other available or necessary support to help these families or communities.