Disability Action Week In Nundah

Disability Action Week is running from 9-15 September in Queensland. The week’s theme is “An All Abilities Queensland: Everybody Has A Role To Play.” It will see a variety of events all over the state including in Nundah.

The Community Living Association has received a share of $150,000 by the government amongst the 38 not-for-profit organisations for their musical production event “All Aboard! A Musical Production by the Nundah All Stars in conjunction with Mary Mackillop College.”

The not-for-profit organisation is established by a group of young people with disabilities with the help of their families and supporters. They provide support to people with intellectual and cognitive disabilities through several programs.

The funds will help with the event costs and is part of the Disability Community Event Grants Program. This is part of the government’s commitment to the All Abilities Queensland: Opportunities for All state disability plan. This plan allows every person. including the 1 in 5 Queenslanders who have disability, to thrive and reach their full potential as equal citizens.

Coral O’Rourke, the Queensland’s Minister for Disability Services is happy with the number of events is being held throughout Queensland, “I’m pleased to see a number of events in regional Queensland are receiving this funding, including a Charleville arts festival and a picnic day on Thursday Island, providing a great boost for people with disability in these regions,” he said.

The Disability Action Week is held every year in September. Aside from empowering individuals with disability, this also helps raise awareness of disability issues and improve access and inclusion throughout a wider community.