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International Day of People with Disability

Disability inclusion is the recognition that everybody has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities. Every year on December 3rd, International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is celebrated worldwide. It is an opportunity to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. It is also a day to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability within the local community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made a big impact on people with disability and has furthered their isolation. It is important to recognize the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of the people you support and your networks. IDPwD is a reminder to celebrate the challenges, resilience, and achievements of people with disability.

How can you celebrate the day?

Share your story.

Story telling is a powerful way to communicate the human experience and to raise your voice and share awareness. People with disability are often unheard and a great way to increase capacity and inclusion is to share stories. If you have any participants or want to share your own personal stories, feel free to contact VIA Care on:

Phone: 03 9118 8225

Email: [email protected]

Hold or join an event.

There are many local community groups and organizations that hosts community events to celebrate IDPwD.

A local event calendar can be found by following this link:

Alternatively hold an even within your local group to invite people with disability, their families, and carers to celebrate jointly.

Raise awareness.

Hold the discussion with your team, colleagues, participants and networks about disability awareness and inclusion. Engage with others and about inclusion and ways to better support people disability. Hold training sessions and information sessions to increase skills and capacity of yourself, people you work with and your community networks.

More information is provided on the official IDPwD website (

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