Jasmin Link

17 January 2024

Jasmin is a proud Aboriginal, South Sea Islander woman with cultural and ancestral links to the Guugu Yithimirr, Kuku Yalanji, Yindjinbarndi, Nyamal people on her maternal side and the Nyawwaygi, Manbarra on her paternal side, both with strong links to the South Sea Islands. Jasmin is a single mother of two. Her son being diagnosed with Nonverbal Autism Spectrum Disorder, Level 3, Hydrocephalus and an Intellectual Impairment. She has not only lived experience as a Parent/Carer but also working experience with assisting special needs family’s access support and services through Playgroup QLD, Mytime and Playconnect services. Currently she is working part-time as a Parent Researcher with ENVISAGE First Peoples Program and Beenleigh Housing Development Company (Jinndi Mibunn) as a Community Engagement Support Officer. She is passionate about improving culturally safe services to better include the voices of First nations families that have or are living or caring for a person with a disability.