Our RAP Video

Positive Partnerships’ vision for reconciliation is a nation of strong communities built upon working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to develop and strengthen approaches that improve the educational outcomes of school-aged children on the autism spectrum. 

In 2015, Positive Partnerships launched our first Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which solidified much of the work already underway in collaboration with the Aboriginal community of Moree, NSW. It was an opportunity for us as an organisation to formalise our commitment to our belief in people and to focus on new ways of working together with Australia’s First Peoples. It was during this RAP that our National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Group first came together to support and mentor us in our work. 

In 2017, Positive Partnerships launched our Stretch RAP. We committed to extend our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the country. This included a Memorandum of Understanding with First Peoples Disability Network, increasing our employment  targets and further development of relationships with families and communities. This photo story celebrates one of our actions, to communicate our RAP achievements. In this short movie, you will hear about a book of stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families who have a child on the autism spectrum and how 100% of our staff have now participated in cultural awareness or culturally responsive training as we seek opportunities to understand the lands upon which we work and live. We also share examples of the many relationships we have developed with schools and communities across the country through our workshops and partnerships.