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Disability Action Week is underway and this year Queenslanders are being encouraged to make a change – big or small – to make Queensland a more inclusive state.
The theme of Disability Action Week is ‘Imagine the positive effect even a small change could have’ and through to Saturday 14 September there are many opportunities for Queenslanders to come together in local communities to achieve the same vision.
One in five Australians has a disability and Disability Action Week provides the chance to shine a spotlight on social inclusion and access issues, and to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with a disability.
Queensland Disability Services Minister Tracy Davis said Disability Action Week encourages positive attitudes towards people with a disability, their families and carers.
People with a disability won’t fully have the opportunities of an ordinary life until all members of our community do their bit to create and foster inclusive societies, Endeavour Foundation CEO David Barbagallo said.
“Stereotypes of people living with a disability are a key barrier to social inclusion, participation and access. We have a responsibility to be proactive in increasing awareness of disability, educating society about disability and changing community perceptions,” he said.
Community events are the heart of Disability Action Week, with a variety of activities including information days, workshops and luncheons aimed at highlighting the contribution people with a disability make to the community.
Find out what’s happening in your local area by visiting the Disability Action Week online events calendar, at www.communities.qld.gov.au/disability or phone 13 74 68 - or register to host your own Disability Action Week event.
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