Embracing Diversity: Aspect's Multicultural initiatives
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is committed to multicultural inclusion. Through the Autism Advisor Program, free interpreting services were provided, and collaboration with various resources ensured accessibility. The Aspect We Matter Committee promotes multiculturalism, and Aspect Therapy has translated guides to support Vietnamese families with children on the autism spectrum. Positive Partnerships developed a Multicultural Engagement Strategy, offering resources in eleven languages.
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Aspect's Multicultural Engagement Plan: Fostering Diversity and Inclusive Growth
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) has implemented the Multicultural Engagement Plan to foster diversity and inclusion. Recognising that nearly half of Australians have foreign-born parents or are first-generation, the plan aims to enhance cultural understanding and responsiveness. Challenges in accessing disability support services have been highlighted, especially with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Aspect's plan focuses on creating culturally responsive teams, inclusive workplace culture, and community engagement. Specific actions include reviewing recruitment processes, increasing multicultural representation, and exploring community engagement projects. The plan was developed in consultation with various stakeholders, reflecting Aspect's commitment to a culturally safe and inclusive environment.