International Day of People with Disability
Posted on 03 December 2018
Transcript for NDIS Celebrates Diversity for IDPWD (DOCX 15KB)
Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a United Nations sanctioned day aimed at increasing awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, while also celebrating their achievements and contributions.
IDPwD is a significant day for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as we continue to deliver the world-leading NDIS - a Scheme providing Australians with a significant and permanent disability and their families the supports they need to participate fully in their communities.
This year’s IDPWD focus is on how we can celebrate diversity and strive for inclusion through the removal of barriers for people with disability within the community.
Watch and share this video featuring NDIS participants telling us about how we can change attitudes, celebrate diversity and embrace equality.
We are proud of our dedication and commitment as the Agency delivering the NDIS, which is now supporting more than 200,000 Australians with a disability in providing them with supports and services they need to achieve their goals.
I encourage everyone to reflect on the positive impact the Scheme is having on the lives of Australians with disability, including 1 in 3 people who are receiving supports for the first time.