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Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

  • Posted on 5 December 2013
Dale, Charles and Nathan

Dale Clarke, Charles Radici and Nathan Hewett (pictured L-R) joined the NDS WA Breakfast celebrations on 3 December.

Along with 400 other guests, they were celebrating the 21st International Day of People with Disability, 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 Breakfast was officially opened by The Honorable Helen Morton, Minister for Disability Services and was based on the theme ‘Including everyone in WA’s future’. It showcased and celebrated the abilities and achievements of West Australians with disability including the stars of The Ride documentary and Greg Madson, President of Blind Citizens Australia who explained how ‘Employing people with disability is good for business’.

Queen Street residents, Anthea Budden and Jodee Ninyette also attended the Breakfast. Both remarked on the beautifully decorated Crown venue, while for Elizabeth White of Vermont Street the highlight was the traditional Indian dance performed by Shanthi, a young woman with Down Syndrome.

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