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Yarning Disability: Episode 20

Training and Engagement Officer for Northern Territory, Jordan Wishart is a Bidjara man from central Queensland, but spent most of his life on Arrernte Country in Alice Springs. Jordan struggles with severe Dyslexia and ADHD – but to him, he doesn’t see that as a disability.

 

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Yarning Disability: Episode 20

Training and Engagement Officer for Northern Territory, Jordan Wishart is a Bidjara man from central Queensland, but spent most of his life on Arrernte Country in Alice Springs. Jordan struggles with severe Dyslexia and ADHD – but to him, he doesn’t see that as a disability.

 

FPDN is led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with disability

 
 

Our connection to Country, culture and the history
of our people keeps us strong

 

We know that the response to the disadvantage experienced
by our people with disability must be led by our people

 

Coronavirus information

The latest news and information on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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