International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)

Each year the UN announces a theme for IDPwD. The theme provides a focus for how society can strive for inclusivity through removing barriers for people with disability. This has been occurring since 1992 when the General Assembly announced 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.


One way of breaking down barriers is hearing people's personal stories and experiences  By sharing stories we can connect with one another and listen to one another's experiences. Every story shared is a chance to connect and to make someone feel less alone. Stories are powerful because they evoke compassion even among strangers. They create opportunities to understand one another better and to cultivate empathy towards others.

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

Do you want to share your story?

We are looking for stories from people with lived experience of disability living in the Bellingen Shire, to share on our website and social media channels. 

Share your story here and one of our team will get in touch.