See ability, not disability

INCLUSIVE: The Disability Trust has partnered with local coffee shops and coffee vans to send an important message to the community. Photo: Supplied
INCLUSIVE: The Disability Trust has partnered with local coffee shops and coffee vans to send an important message to the community. Photo: Supplied

For people living with a disability and The Disability Trust, December 3, International Day of People with Disability is an essential day for awareness, understanding, recognition and acceptance.

The Disability Trust is embracing the theme of this year's celebrations, which is 'seeing the ability in disability'.

The organisation encourages everyone to share with them their story or message about an ability they are proud of by sending through a video or photo.

The Disability Trust would like to share these stories in its online and social media campaign to help break down the stereotypes associated with disability.

If you are interested in participating send The Disability Trust your story via events@disabilitytrust.org.au.

The Disability Trust is also hosting a COVID-safe International Day of People with Disability celebration disco on Thursday, December 3 at The Disability Trust's Goulburn's Office, 124 Auburn Street, Goulburn from noon until 2pm.

There will be prizes for the best dressed, the best dancer plus much more. The Trust will provide pizza and drinks for lunch. If you wish to attend, RSVP to 4853 2320.

The Disability Trust has also partnered with local coffee shops and coffee vans to send an important message to the community - "What can you do to help create an inclusive world?"

Simple ideas include:

Hire a person with a disability - they are ambitious and want to work.

The Disability Trust
  • Make a connection through respectful communication - saying "hi" is a great start.
  • See the person - focus on the person, not their disability.
  • There's no need to feel sorry - empathise but don't sympathise.
  • Hire a person with a disability - they are ambitious and want to work.
  • Support your local organisation who is supporting people with disability in your community.

Keep a lookout for the coffee shops and vans participating.

They will have posters and coffee cups, encouraging coffee drinkers to stay connected on Facebook and learn more about the achievements of people with disabilities. Cafes and vans that would like to be involved can contact 4860 1100.

Whether you can join them on the day or celebrate from home, The Disability Trust looks forward to celebrating International Day of People with Disability with you.

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