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Mayor's Desk

Posted on: 19 September, 2018

Livingstone Mayor's Desk - 14 September, 2018

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This is the 7th year of this fantastic annual community event held during Disability Action Week which provides a platform for those with a disability, carers and their families to gain support, education and the opportunities that will be the most responsive and bene?cial to their individual needs.

Livingstone Shire Council is understandably very proud once again to be host and a platinum sponsor of this exceptional and important event.

The service providers and organisations participating in the event as stall holders, provide attendees with an opportunity to engage with services that may contribute to an improved quality of life.

Information provided is designed to ensure informed decisions are made when accessing services, with a particular focus to bene?t those who will be accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The broad range of activities on the day also allow for social inclusion through experiences that those with disabilities often wouldn’t normally participate in on a day to day basis. These opportunities allow for growth, development, increased awareness and learning.

The Emu Park setting for the event in Bell Park adjacent to Fisherman’s Beach is an ideal location providing attractions including access to the beach, accessible in?atables, petting zoo and other inclusive fun activities.

This signature event here in our region not only demonstrates our community’s support for those with a disability, but actively encourages and facilitates their ability to participate in all aspects of the community life from enhanced education options to greater involvement in recreation, sport and cultural activities.

The event is made possible by a hard-working and incredibly dedicated Steering Committee and the collaborative efforts of organisations such as; Autism QLD, Carers QLD, Spinal Life Australia, ChoicePassionLife, The Smith Family Communities for Children, Livingstone Shire Council and more.

Thanks and commendations must to go to all those involved, including the amazing sponsors who have all contributed to make this day a huge success. Importantly this event and the efforts of all those involved has put words into action while continuing to promote a positive community attitude towards children and families with a disability, social inclusion and the breaking down of stereotypes.

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