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Ross McCulloch standing by the pool on IDPwD in Forbes
Ross McCulloch standing by the pool on IDPwD in Forbes

STAFF and clients of Currajong Disability Services recently participated in International Day for People with Disability (IDPwD) at the Forbes Olympic pool with a who’s who of disability service providers from around the district, their staff, clients and families.

The event, which was run by Forbes Shire Council, included a BBQ, games and a variety of other fun activities that kept everyone entertained.

“From all reports, our participants had a great day,” said CDS Marketing and Communications rep Dane Millerd.

“We’d like to thank Forbes Shire Council for including us and staging such a successful day.

“It is important we recognise people with disabilities not just on days like today but that we support, encourage and celebrate them every day.”

IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally.

It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996 and provides funds to promote and raise awareness of the day around Australia.

Each year the UN announces a theme to observe for International Day of People with Disability. The annual theme provides an overarching focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disability. This has been occurring since 1992 when the General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.