With International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) only two weeks away, it’s time to plan how you’ll celebrate!
As IDPwD aims to raise understanding and acceptance of people with disability, and celebrate their achievements and contributions, there are many ways for every person can get involved.
Here we are some ideas for how you can participate in this popular and important worldwide event.
1. PLAN YOUR OWN EVENT
The best way to celebrate is to hold an event at your workplace. By getting together to talk about disability, you will help to break down barriers for Australians living with disability and contribute to positive change in your community.
If you’re stuck for ideas, here are some popular options:
Pledge campaign: Ask people to make a pledge to do something to raise awareness about inclusions and accessibility in your workplace or community. Share the pledge with each other and via social media.
Breakfast, brunch or lunch: Gather everyone together for a bite to eat and generate a discussion about what IDPwD means to each person. You could invite a person with disability and/or your local member of parliament to share their insights.
Guest speaker: Organise a guest speaker to talk about disability or to share their story to inspire others.
Discussion forum: This is a great option for workplaces to generate ideas about how to make their workplace more inclusive for people with disability.
Inclusive sports: Organise your own inclusive sporting event and invite people with disability to showcase their skills – you might even inspire someone to dream big about their future in their sport of choice!
Visit the IDPwD website to access useful materials, including event ideas, invitations, posters, draft newsletter and social media posts to help promote your event.
Don’t forget to register your event online so others can come along!
2. JOIN AN EVENT NEAR YOU
If you don’t have time or resources to organise your own event, why not attend one of the hundreds of public events for IDPWD happening across Australia - performances, exhibitions and sporting events, family fun days, barbecues, craft sessions and many more! Some of these events are not just on December 3 either, so you can celebrate more than once.
To find a public event near you, check out the IDPwD Event Calendar and filter the search options to see what is happening near your location.
We’re proud to be sponsoring two special IDPwD events in 2019! If you’re in Perth or Darwin, we’d love to see you there.
C’MON PLAY - Aussie rules football clinic, Claremont WA
Pick up tips and techniques from Perth Integrated Football League players and coaches at Claremont Oval for the all abilities football clinic designed specifically for adults and children (12 years and up) with disability. Find out more here.
Carnival of Fun Darwin, NT
Head along between 11am and 2pm for fun, food and festivities and the unveiling of the Inaugural Lord Mayer awards for people with disability. Find out more here.
For more information about International Day of People with Disability visit idpwd.com.au.
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