Don't DIS my ABILITY
International Day of People with a Disability is celebrated around the world on 3 December.
It's a time for people with a disability, their friends, families and carers to celebrate their abilities with the wider community.
NSW celebrates this day with a month-long campaign called Don't DIS My ABILITY.
Over 100 events are held throughout November and December each year in metropolitan and regional areas to celebrate the ability and diversity of people with a disability.
The campaign promotes positive perceptions and builds an environment that encourages active participation in careers, leisure pursuits as well as social activities.
The month long Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign continues to support the aims of Stronger Together funding by raising community awareness of the needs of people with a disability and their ability to make life choices relating not only to their care, but their career aspirations, relationships and social activities.
What you can do
The Don't DIS My ABILITY campaign offers the broader community a chance to think about what we can do as individuals and communities to provide the 1.2 million people who have a disability in NSW with better opportunities to participate in community life.
Visit the Don’t DIS My ABILITY website for details of this year’s events.