Today is International Day of People with Disability where we recognise the valuable contribution people with disability make to our workforce.
For more than two decades the Department of Human Services has ensured employment opportunities for Canberrans with disability, through its partnership with Koomarri.
A world champion and a new cycling enthusiast will be riding alongside each other in a gruelling adventure to raise money for respite and other support services for people with disabilities in the ACT region.
International Day of People with Disability is on 3 December 2018, and is a significant day for the Department of Human Services.
In just four years, a dedicated group of people have raised a quarter of a million dollars using nothing more than peddle power.
Department of Human Services’ Sreta Mrkic recently received a special mention at the Australian Public Service Diversity and Gender Equality Awards for his work mentoring Peter*, a colleague with an acquired brain injury.
While not everyone has heard of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), it impacts around 1500 Australian families. It’s a complex genetic disorder caused by a chromosomal abnormality, which happens spontaneously.
For most people, this weekend will be a chance to unwind and forget the stresses of the week. For 24 Department of Human Services staff, it will involve a 454 kilometre cycling trek from Canberra to Mt Kosciusko and back.
Taking on the role of carer can happen unexpectedly, and Department of Human Services employee Kym is familiar with the personal strength that is needed to move forward when this happens.
Saturday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability, a good time to consider how accessible our environment is for people with disability.