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Don't Dis my Ability 2016

Monday 21, November to Sunday, 11 December 2016

International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) is celebrated annually in NSW with the Don't DIS my ABILITY campaign. It encourages communities in NSW to think and act inclusively, in all aspects of life.

The campaign celebrates the diversity and ability of people with disability. It is about promoting positive perceptions and building an environment that encourages active inclusion at work, school, at home, in the community and in social activities. It is also about providing a platform for people with disability to have a voice and celebrate their achievements.

Now in its 13th year, the campaign will continue to deliver positive perceptions about disability, this year drawing attention to employment achievements and providing a platform for people with disability to share employment and workplace experiences online. Don’t DIS my ABILITY will help to build confidence and career aspirations in those with disability through profiling ambassador success stories.

Don’t DIS my ABILITY is presented by the Department of Family and Community Services. 

The campaign supports the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan and the government’s priority areas to:

  • develop positive community attitudes and behaviours
  • increase the number of people with disability in meaningful employment

IDPWD is designated by the United Nations as a time to celebrate and recognise the achievements, contributions and abilities of people with disability. The day is celebrated on 3 December each year. . For more information on IDPWD, visit the IDPWD website.

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