Celebrating International Day of Disability
On Tuesday, 3 December, people worldwide celebrated International Day of People with Disability, a special day mandated by the United Nations when we come together to acknowledge the valuable contributions, skills and achievements of people with disability.
Sports icon, champion for the rights of people with disability and NSW Australian of the Year, Kurt Fearnley AO, was the 2019 Australian patron of the IDPwD which theme was: “Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda”. At the annual NDS WA lunch, held at Optus Stadium for the first time, members of the Identitywa community joined the crowd at this popular sold out event.
Each year, representatives from Identitywa are invited to attend the lunch. Housemates Bettina, Tess and Tahlia, said they really appreciated being part of the event. “It was great to be invited to this special occasion and to be with my Identitywa friends,” said Bettina.
Identitywa was a proud sponsor of the event for the second year. “We are delighted to support this gathering of people with disability, their families and disability support staff,” said CEO, Marina Re. “It gives us an important opportunity to share information about our services, and we were very pleased to show our most recent video which features Ellen, who lives in one of our shared homes.” Click here to watch Ellen’s story.
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with individuals to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs.
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