FORBES Olympic Pool was awash with fun and games last week as Forbes celebrated the COVID delayed International Day for People with Disability (IDPwD).
Forbes Shire Council and Currajong Disability Services teamed up with Aruma and other NDIS providers to celebrate the annual day with a series of fun activities. It is the third time that these groups have come together to host this key event.
“It was a great day to celebrate what is a big day on the disability calendar and an important day for us,” said Kyal Sauer, a participant at Currajong
Mr Sauer said the day was great in that it allows people to recognise people with disabilities for what they are and can do, rather than what they can’t.
“I would like to thank Forbes Shire Council for helping to organise the events at the Olympic Pool,” said Kristy Harvey, a support worker from Currajong.
“The effort put in to make this happen is great. I know we all appreciate it and we thank you for all of the work put in to make it a special day.”
IDPwD (December 3) 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 their achievements and contributions.
The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996 and provides funds to promote and raise awareness of the day around Australia.