IWC's major focus is to improve and support Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and the vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the Bundaberg and Wide Bay / Burnett.
International Day of People with Disability
International Day of People with Disability has been celebrated around Bundaberg, with the IWC and the All Abilities Alliance at work to capture a few of the happy faces before it was all over. You can check out the gallery here.
There were celebrations at the IDSS hub on Bourbong St as APM's IDPWD celebrations rolled out with the support of many NDIS participants, not to mention David Batt MP - Member for Bundaberg.
Community Lifestyle Support also had cause to celebrate, as Amber and Nick from 93.1 Triple M turned out to mark the end of the Tikkun Olam Makers workshops. These workshops give inventors a forum to attempt to improve or build a piece of assistive technology for a person with a disability. Many participants, staff and contributors at the workshop stopped to grab a photo with IWC's photographer, showing their support for IDPWD.
IWC also hosted an IDPWD sausage sizzle at its main hub, 184 Barolin St. As Local Area Coordinator for the region, the IWC has helped the majority of participants through the journey of seeking access and using their NDIS plans.
"The celebration and recognition of people with a disability is a credit to all involved, and we hope to expand our snapshot of people living with disability in our region next year," said Alasdair Young, Communications Manager for the IWC's LAC team.
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day aimed at increasing awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, while also celebrating their achievements and contributions.
IDPwD is a significant day for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) which delivers the world-leading NDIS at a national level.
This year’s IDPWD focus is on how we can celebrate diversity and strive for inclusion through the removal of barriers for people with disability within the community.
Watch and share this video featuring NDIS participants telling us about how we can change attitudes, celebrate diversity and embrace equality.
We are proud of our dedication and commitment as the Agency delivering the NDIS, which is now supporting more than 200,000 Australians with a disability in providing them with supports and services they need to achieve their goals.
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