LISMORE CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
The Member for Lismore, Thomas George, was proud to celebrate International Day for People with Disability at Multitask Human Resource Foundation Head office in Lismore.
“Today, on International Day of People with Disability, I attended an event organised by Multitask to celebrate and recognise the achievements, contributions and abilities of people with disability,” said Mr George.
“We want to recognise people for what their abilities are, rather than their disability.
“I congratulate Multitask for their participation and the leadership they’ve shown in organising an event to for the Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign.”
The Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign has been celebrating the achievements, and raising awareness of the barriers to participation, for people with disability throughout the month in the lead up to International Day for People with Disability.
Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka said one of the NSW Government's priorities is to increase opportunities for people with disability to assist them in realising their potential.
“Celebrating International Day of People with Disability draws attention to the diversity and ability of people with disability and encourages inclusive communities.
“That’s the focus of this year’s Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign – encouraging people to make a conscious effort every day to build inclusive communities,” Minister Ajaka said.
In the last 11 years, since Don’t DIS my ABILITY was launched, the NSW Government has made the National Disability Insurance Scheme a reality, by being the first state to sign up in 2012.
There has been record annual investment in disability services in NSW, and Australia ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
There are events and celebrations taking place across Lismore electorate, which can be found at http://www.dontdismyability.com.au/get_involved/events
For more information about the Don’t DIS my ABILITY initiative, go to www.dontdismyability.com.au or follow the campaign on social media – Twitter: @DontDIS Facebook: DontDISmyABILITY.