Various services and organisations are available for the person with communication difficulties. The individual should be at the centre of all decisions about support.
Support and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people who have communication difficulties must be culturally safe and responsive.
Communication is always a two-way process. For a person with communication difficulties, the role of the other person - the communication partner - is even more important.
About 1.2 million Australians have a communication disability. They also have a right to communicate and ensuring they have access to communication involves all of us.
When speaking is not reliable or available for someone, various communication aids, supports and technologies can assist.
When talking with a person with communication difficulties, some simple tips can help make communication more successful and enjoyable.