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December 3rd is International Day of People with Disability

Posted by Kerrie Gottliebsen | 29/11/12

This year is the 20th anniversary of International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. The day seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of the integration of people with disability in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

IDPwD brings together individuals, businesses, community organisations, and governments from every corner of the world to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions, skills and achievements of people with disability.

In 1992, at the conclusion of the United Nations Decade of Disabled Persons (1983-1992), the General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons. Since 1996, the Australian Government has provided funds to promote and raise awareness of IDPwD around Australia, through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).

More information on the Australian Government’s support for people with disability can be found on the FaHCSIA website and the on the International Day of People with Disability website http://www.idpwd.com.au/

Tweddle run peer support groups for parents and carers of children with disabilities, a developmental delay or chronic illness in 5 locations across the west.  Visit our MyTime page here

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