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Inclusive communities in the spotlight for Disability Awareness Week

Date: 01/12/2017

Local communities throughout the state are getting ready to celebrate what it means to be inclusive and you are encouraged to join in.

A host of events will be held across Western Australia to celebrate Disability Awareness Week (DAW), from 3 to 9 December. Events range from performances and exhibitions, to morning teas, sporting events and family fun days.

The week coincides with the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), sanctioned by the United Nations, on Sunday 3 December.

Assistant Director General, Disability Services, Marion Hailes-MacDonald said these occasions recognised the influence of people with disability in enriching their communities. It also promoted the importance of ensuring local facilities, services and information were accessible and inclusive for all West Australians.

“This is an ideal opportunity for people to come together to celebrate and learn how we can all play our part into building inclusive communities and breaking down social barriers,” she said.

“It’s important that people with disability have the same opportunities as everyone else to take part in all aspects of life across our community.”

Like our Disability Services page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date across the week. If you would like to share photos from a DAW or IDPwD event that you are holding or attending for possible use on our website or social media channels, please email us.

Page last updated: 01/12/2017