International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is on 3 December each year. It’s a day to  understand and respect people with disability.

In Australia, government, schools, different organisations, and people work together to do this.

The Australian Government funds activities through the Department of Social Services. These activities help the community to learn more about people with disability.

Here are some things the department does: 

  • Makes videos and writes stories to get people talking about understanding the lives of people with disability
  • Creates resources for governments, businesses, workplaces, schools, community groups and individuals 
  • Supports awards and events or activities that show the achievements and stories of people with disability  
  • Shares real stories from people with disability through ambassadors
  • Encourages understanding and inclusion on the IDPwD website and Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter)

For more information, you can visit the IDPwD website.

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