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December 3rd is International Day of People with a Disability!

On the 3rd of December it’s International Day of People with a Disability (IDPWD), one of our favourite days of the year.

But what is it exactly?

IDPWD is a global celebration of those with a disability. Sanctioned by the United Nations it was created to raise public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

The first UN sanctioned day was held on the 3rd of December 1992 and since then each year has had a different theme. The theme for 2018 is ‘Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’.According to the United Nations, 2018’s theme focuses on empowering people with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

How can I celebrate?

There are lots of things happening in South Australia and across the country to celebrate the day. The biggest South Australian event is happening on the 30th of November at Victoria Square in the Adelaide CBD. ‘Celebrate on the Square 18’ is a FREE event hosted by Brain Injury SA, PQSA and the Lifetime Support Authority (LSA). Dozens of other companies (Including SACARE) have stalls and the whole day is a lot of fun!

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There are also lots of other events like the Sounds and Vibes music festival, community BBQ’s, expos and local council celebrations. For more information about all of the wonderful events being held follow this link here.

IDPWD is one of the most important days on SACARE’s calendar. We want to celebrate and showcase all of our wonderful clients and those in the community with a disability. Raising awareness of disability matters, public awareness and celebrating the achievements of those with a disability is very important to SACARE. The favourite part of our celebration will be the Celebrate on the Square event. We will be holding a stall at the event and have lots of fun things planned for the day, so be sure to come down and see us between 11am and 2pm on the 30th of November!

Want to learn a little bit more about what kind of services SACARE offers? Follow this link here to find all of the information on our services.

One of our brilliant clients, Alice, has written a blog all about setting goals for yourself. Click on this link to have a read.


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