Disability Action Week is held annually in September with the aim of empowering people with disability, raising awareness of disability issues, and improving access and inclusion throughout the wider community.
With 1 in 5 Queenslanders having a disability, and disability touching the lives of most Queenslanders in some way, the week is an important celebration.
This year Disability Action Week will be held from 11 to 17 September 2016, and the theme is ‘Inclusion: it’s a game changer’.
The theme ‘Inclusion: it’s a game changer’ aims to promote the inclusion of people with disability in all levels of sport and the community. The week’s celebrations align with the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.
Working towards an inclusive community is more important than ever, especially as Queensland transitions to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which started rolling out on 1 July.
There are a number of events this year that reflect the theme, including a dressage day for riders with disability in Moggill, inclusive golf days in Mossman and Brisbane, and the Logan Goes to Rio sports day in Woodridge.
Other events include community fun days, morning teas and expos.
Disability Action Week 2016 offers something for everyone. See the full list of events by visiting the Disability Action Week event calendar.