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Held annually on 3 December, International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

At the Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) NDIS Services, we work to increase the capacity of community and mainstream services to be more inclusive of, and accessible for, people with disability.

This year, we will be highlighting inclusive programs, activities, and initiatives from within BSL and across the community.

We all have a role to play to help break down barriers for the 4.4 million Australians with disability.

Get involved this IDPwD
  • Watch this online story reading of Freddie and the Fairy, a children’s book about a fairy who is hard of hearing and a young boy learning how he can support her. (Coming soon)
  • Discover more about BSL’s Pathway to Employment program aimed at increasing mainstream employment outcomes for young people with disability.

  • Grab a picnic rug and celebrate FEST-Able with Moonee Valley City Council and BSL NDIS on 28 November at Crown Street Stables. Register here.
  • Register for this online author talk on 3 December with Julie Fisher as she discusses her books The Unexpected Journey and her latest release, Magic of Inclusion. Hosted by Frankston City Libraries and supported by BSL NDIS.
  • Join Darebin City Council for Light Up Darebin! from 3-5 December and enjoy landmarks lit up in the colours of the day, light blue, green, orange and navy blue.
  • Tune into My Everyday Life, a short film series about Aboriginal community members with disability made for the community, by the community.
  • Explore how BSL’s Research and Policy team are working to create just and inclusive communities.
Follow us on Facebook for more updates and visit the IDPwD website to find out more.

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