International Day of People with Disability 2021

Published on 18 November 2021

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The City of Stonnington is celebrating International Day of People with Disability 2021 with a free week-long program of inclusive and accessible activities.

From 1 December to 8 December, the program will include over 25 activities to encourage the community to participate in dance, exercise and sport.

International Day of People with Disability is an opportunity to listen to the experiences of people with disability, reflect on our attitudes and behaviours and shift the conversation around disability.

A special highlight of the program are the all accessible sporting activities being held in partnership with the Sport4All.

Sport4All aims to support clubs and schools in becoming more confident and capable in welcoming people with a disability to participate in sport across a range of skills and abilities – whether as players, coaches, umpires, volunteers, or spectators.

We're proud to be one of five local Victorian governments to join the Sport4All pilot program, which has been commissioned and funded by the Australian Government in collaboration with Sports Australia and delivered by Get Skilled Access – a Disability Owned Business Enterprise founded by Paralympic Gold Medallist and Grand Slam champion Dylan Alcott OAM.

As outlined in Council’s strategic Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025, inclusion is critical to the health and wellbeing of communities and individuals.

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