International Day of Persons with a Disability
One of the main drivers for us at Pathways to Care and within the NDIS is to assist people with disabilities to empower themselves to fulfil their life goals.
This is why we are getting behind the International Day of Disability on the 3rd of December 2021. A day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.
All of our operations and activities are built upon the values of inclusiveness, respect, responsiveness and continuous improvement.
“We are always seeking to improve the quality of services they receive both from our organisation, as well as others operating within the NDIS, “ says Sam Winzar, Operations Manager at Pathways to Care.
“Pathways to Care is a member of a number of reference groups and organisations who all strive to ensure that people living with disability can live their best possible lives, through accessing quality supports they required.”
This is a really important day to celebrate the contributions and achievements of people with disability and promote awareness, understanding and acceptance in our community.
Esther (pictured above) shares her story to encourage others who don’t have a voice.
Making all organisations more inclusive
Pathways to Care also strives to work with groups and organisations within the community who may not be ‘disability specific’ providers to increase their understanding of how people live with disability and how they can promote inclusion.
“We have worked with a number of organisations who now provide important services to people with disability who weren’t previously, and we think this is a great thing!” said Sam.
A key part of IDPwD is the events that schools, workplaces and community groups hold to mark the day. Every event helps to make positive changes to the lives of 4.4 million Australians with disability.
There are also many other ways you can get involved, including joining the conversation online or in your community about the issues and experiences of people with disability to challenge misconceptions and break down barriers.
Information about how you can get involved and help break down barriers (both structural and attitudinal) for people with disability can be found on the IDPwD website
Let’s all take action this December, and all year round, to help make Australia more inclusive for people with disability.
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