Aus­tralians speak out

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - City Of South Perth South Perth -

THREE peo­ple will share their sto­ries of liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties at Soap­box Speaker Events in South Perth to­mor­row.

Dur­ing Dis­abil­ity Aware­ness Week, groups and com­mu­ni­ties come to­gether to sup­port a fair go for ev­ery­one.

“The City of South Perth is com­mit­ted to an in­clu­sive com­mu­nity, and the host­ing of the Soap­box Speaker Event is a way of rais­ing an aware­ness of dis­abil­ity, ac­cess and in­clu­sion in our com­mu­nity,” Mayor Sue Do­herty said.

“Dis­abil­ity Aware­ness Week is an im­por­tant time to high­light the hun­dreds of dis­abil­i­ties, con­di­tions and di­ag­no­sis that are not vis­i­bly ob­vi­ous, yet can still af­fect ev­ery­day life. The week serves as a re­minder of what still needs to be done to en­sure Aus­tralians with dis­abil­ity have ac­cess to op­por­tu­ni­ties to fully par­tic­i­pate in so­cial and eco­nomic life.” There will be two ses­sions. Visit www.south­perth.wa.gov.au /Ser­vices/Count-Me-In.

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