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FPDN is an organisation governed and led by First People with lived experience of disability.

As an Aboriginal organisation, we know how important it is to work in a culturally safe and respectful environment and how important it is that those providing services and supports to our people with disability genuinely understand the important of culture, Country, history, community and family is to First Peoples; in other words have attained a level of cultural competency so that they can work productively and respectfully alongside our people.

We know that wherever possible it is important to employ, work with, and seek guidance and advice from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. FPDN is a leading voice in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sector and the disability sector and we recgnise the importance and honour of this responsibility.

FPDN staff and Board live and work across Australia. As we do our work we travel to many parts of this amazing country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and acknowledge our ancestors who have come before and nurtured the land and waterways.

The Our Way Planning Resource

The Our Way planning resource was developed in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living with disability, Elders and community members across NSW, the Northern Territory, Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands.

The Our Way Planning resource uses the traditional method of art and story telling to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living with disability to identify areas of their life they need assistance with. The book is designed to recognise the importance of culture, community and Country. Our communities can use the book in their own way to identify what type of support is needed to help keep them keep strong in their relationships, their family, community and culture. FPDN provides training for organisations wishing to use this resource. To find out more contact us.