On the 3rd of December, Australia celebrates International Day of People with Disabilities.
The theme for International Day of People with Disability for 2018 is empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.
There will also be a National Awards Ceremony for Disability Leadership.
The National Awards for Disability Leadership will be presented during a live global webcast on Monday 3 December 2018 from 1 to 2.30 pm AEDT.
Watch via the Disability Leadership Institute YouTube Channel here;
Previous winner of a National Disability Award Sereako Treloggen, was born with Cerebral Palsy, a physical disability that can affect muscle control, coordination, body movement, reflex, posture and balance. His disability hasn’t stopped him from following his dreams.
Here is his opinion on International Day of People with Disability;
“To me International Day of People with Disability is about recognising different disabilities and breaking down barriers, about meeting different people with disability around the country and bringing them together, giving them a voice. It’s about understanding that everyone is different and has their own identity.”
To read Sereako’s inspirational story follow the link below