International Day of People with Disability 2021
By Shanelle Pescud
Early Links joins Cessnock Community Event for IDPwD
Early Links was excited to take part in a community event celebrating International Day of People with Disability at PCYC Cessnock last Friday. This expo-style event enabled local providers an opportunity to highlight the services on offer to support people living with a disability.
What is IDPwD?
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year and aims to raise awareness, understanding and recognition of the contribution people with disability make in our community, making positive changes to the lives of 4.4 million Australians living with a disability.
‘Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world’ was this year’s theme.
Supporting inclusion in the community
Castle Personnel, PCYC Cessnock, Rotary Club of Cessnock, Cessnock City Council, and various local service providers gathered to acknowledge International Day of People with Disability and it was great to see that we can all come together to support inclusion in our community.
PCYC Cessnock is a great venue to host multiple activities and events with its large, open spaces. Rotary Club of Cessnock and Cessnock Woolworths helped cater for the free sausage sizzle and Cessnock City Council provided a quiet space including tents and sensory resources.
Sausages courtesy of Rotary
We are here to help
This event allowed Early Links to let the local community know about all of the services we offer and how we can help. Did you know that the Early Links team now has over two hundred members including Allied Health Assistants, Art Therapists, Dieticians, Disability Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists, Support Coordinators and many more? You can find out more about the services we offer at earlylinks.org.au/our-services or by contacting our friendly team using the contact form below.
Get In Touch
Please complete the form below to contact Early Links. Our friendly team will be very happy to assist you.
44 Bulwer Street, Maitland, NSW 2320
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