Toward an inclusive, accessible, sustainable post-COVID-19 world

International Day of People with Disability (IPDwD) is celebrated internationally on the December 3 this year.

It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and to celebrate their achievements and contributions.

The theme for IDPwD 2021 is "Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world".

The goal is to promote inclusion through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people living with a disability.

As we emerge from lockdowns, it's important to consider the barriers to inclusion faced by many of the 4.4 million Australians who live with disability, especially those barriers that prevent full participation in the community.

One of Disability Trust's most popular programs is the Score Raiders team and they are pictured here playing in a curtain raiser against the Score Dragons earlier this year. Photo: Supplied

One of Disability Trust's most popular programs is the Score Raiders team and they are pictured here playing in a curtain raiser against the Score Dragons earlier this year. Photo: Supplied

This year The Disability Trust ACT/Queanbeyan will be holding its first annual IDPwD Award Ceremony on December 3, 2021.

The purpose of this ceremony is to celebrate the individual achievements and contributions that all our participants and employees have made this year to both our organisation, and the broader ACT and Queanbeyan community.

We will also be establishing a number of perpetual awards to recognise the significant progress our participants have made to increasing their independence, participation, and engagement.

The Disability Trust looks forward to the continuation of this annual celebration and hopes it will grow each year.

The Disability Trust offers a range of programs to help meet the needs of people with disability, including supported independent living, short-term accommodation (respite), supports coordination, Club Trust Day Options, community access, vacation care, camps and clinical services.

We are also in the process of developing a number of new offerings for the ACT and Queanbeyan region such as school leavers employment supports (SLES), activity focused after school programs and social enterprises.

We also offer sport and recreation programs and one of the our most popular is our Score Raiders team. You can see them pictured playing in a curtain raiser against the Score Dragons at the Raiders Vs Dragons match at WIN stadium this year.

If you would like to find out more about any of our programs or discuss how we can meet your individual needs, please contact our Queanbeyan Office on 6147 6750, or email queanbeyanreception@disabilitytrust.org.au

As we emerge from lockdowns, it's important to consider the barriers to inclusion

The Disability Trust
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