A day to help break down barriers and celebrate inclusivity

PLAN EVENTS: The IDPwD website idpwd.com.au has a number of helpful ideas of the type of events that can be held.
PLAN EVENTS: The IDPwD website idpwd.com.au has a number of helpful ideas of the type of events that can be held.

Hundreds of schools, businesses and community groups are set to break down barriers and celebrate inclusivity on International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

This United Nations sanctioned day is held each year on December 3.

"It is a day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements," said a IDPwD spokesperson.

"The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996 and the celebrating of this event is a collaborative effort between schools, organisations, community groups, businesses and individuals who host a range of events to help break down barriers and celebrate an inclusive society for all.

"It is important we work to ensure everyday inclusion for the 4.3 million Australians living with disability.

"Together we can start a conversation about the issues experienced by people with disability to help to make our community more inclusive.

"If you are looking to hold an IDPwD event, it should involve and celebrate people with disability and be held on or around December 3."

The IDWPwD website idpwd.com.auhas a number of ideas of the type of events that can be held from sausage sizzles and sports days, to fêtes and film festivals.

"Every event helps to break down barriers for the millions of Australians with a disability and create a more inclusive community for all," said the spokesperson.

"By coming together to celebrate IDPwD, your school or community group can help grow inclusion in the community.

"You can learn about people with disability, recognise the challenges they face, and talk about ways to be more inclusive.

"IDPwD also provides an opportunity for schools and groups to celebrate the talents, achievements and positive contributions of people with disability.

"Thousands of community organisations have held IDPwD registered events across Australia since its inception in 1992."

For more information on how your school, business or community group can help celebrate IDPwD visit idpwd.com.au.

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