DON’T DIS MY ABILITY

DON’T DIS MY ABILITY

28 November 2011

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George has encouraged the local community to celebrate the diversity and achievements of people with a disability as part of the NSW Government’s Don’t DIS My ABILITY campaign.

More than 100 suburban and regional events are being held across NSW, coinciding with International Day of People with a Disability on 3 December.

“I encourage people to get involved in the events being held across the State and learn more about the contributions and achievements of people with a disability,” Mr George said.

The theme for this year’s campaign is technology and independence.

“Social networking is increasingly helping people with a disability to connect and overcome isolation and be independent,” Mr George said.

“It is also enabling them to access the right services to meet their specific needs, remain informed and have a say in the way disability services are delivered.”

People in Lismore electorate can join in the celebrations by attending the following event(s).

“This campaign is about changing the misconceptions in the community surrounding disability, and building an environment that encourages active participation,” Mr George said.

“I again encourage people to get involved and recognise the outstanding contributions people with a disability make to our community.”

For further information about the Don’t DIS my ABILITY Ambassadors, events and activities, visit www.dontdismyability.com.au or join in the conversation on Facebook or Twitter.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577