Hon Don Punch BPsych BSocwk MBA MLA

Hon Don Punch BPsych BSocwk MBA MLA

Minister for Disability Services; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing; Small Business

    100 celebrations across WA to make International Day of People with Disability 2021 one to remember

    19/11/2021 10:00 AM
    • International Day of People with Disability celebrates the achievements and contributions of people with disability
    • McGowan Government has provided grants to 100 organisations for inclusive events and activities across WA
    • Focus on empowerment and connection for people with disability

    A total of $100,000 in grant funding has been made available to 100 organisations for inclusive events and activities to be held across Western Australia to mark International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).


    The United Nations sanctioned IDPwD is celebrated globally every December 3, with many events held around and on the day across WA.


    IDPwD aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.


    The theme for IDPwD in 2021 is 'Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world'.


    The funded events and initiatives will raise awareness, educate and inform the broader community about people with disability in WA. A number of initiatives and events that empower people to achieve their goals and emphasise the importance of access and inclusion for people living with disability have also been funded.


    Events scheduled for IDPwD in 2021 vary considerably and include everything from a youth disability 'skillshare' event in Leederville and a Para Ice Hockey Have a Go Day in Cockburn through to karaoke in Albany and Broome's Magical Mystery Tour.


    The IDPwD events align with the vision of A Western Australia for Everyone: State Disability Strategy 2020-2030.


    The State Disability Strategy emphasises the importance of building a more inclusive WA that empowers people with disability to participate meaningfully and feel connected to their community.


    Applicants were required to align their events or activities with the Strategy to be eligible for funding. The Department of Communities funded Developmental Disability WA to administer the grants process.


    An IDPwD pledge board has been created by the Department of Communities to allow people to access information about State Disability Strategy events and activities.


    Comments from Disability Services Minister Don Punch


    "With one in five Western Australians living with disability, the State Government's support of International Day of People with Disability plays an important role in fostering inclusive communities that are naturally welcoming to everyone.


    "Western Australia is richer for the contributions and diversity that people with disability bring to our community and I encourage everyone to get involved in one of the hundred exciting International Day of People with Disability events on offer.


    "Raising awareness in the broader community of the experiences of people with disability is an essential step in ensuring Western Australian people with disability, their families and carers feel engaged in our communities and empowered to live their best lives."


    Minister's office - 6552 6900


    IDPwD Grants: Metropolitan


    4LifeSkillsGames 4 all Sports DaySpearwood
    Advocacy WAIDPWD LuncheonBunbury
    All Stars for AutismPeer Led Art WorkshopJoondalup
    Angleman's Syndrome Families Supporting FamiliesBurswood
    At Work Australia via Midway Community CareAll Abilities CarnivalMandurah Foreshore
    Attadale Junior Football ClubCommunity Sundowner and FairAttadale
    Autism Association of WAWA Museum DayPerth
    Autism Mums Group Northern SuburbsIDPWD Celebration lunchWembley
    Basketball WAEveryone's Game CarnivalFloreat
    Brightwater IncAbility in Disability CelebrationOsborne Park
    Cahoots OrgInclusive Games DayBold Park Community School Kings Park
    Camp AutismXmas in the ParkShelley Foreshore Park
    CarersWAFamily PicnicKings Park
    City of ArmadaleFun at Frye for FreeKelmscott
    City of BayswaterPeople Friendly Streets UpskillerBayswater
    City of CanningIDPwD Fair - stalls, activitiesKent Street Weir
    City of CockburnInclusive Sports DayCockburn
    City of South PerthAll Abilities Dance NightSouth Perth
    City of WannerooConnect at Clarkson LibraryClarkson
    Community Vision Australia LtdArts ExpoKingsley
    Connecting Community For KidsSuper You ForumCooloongup
    CrosslinksMusic GalaMidland
    Eastern Suburbs Autism GroupIDPWD CelebrationNoranda
    Explorability CockburnInclusive Sports DayCockburn ARC
    Fremantle Futsal ClubFutsal League IDPWD roundBibra Lake
    Future Living TrustPasta in the ValleyCaversham
    HeadspaceWheelchair BasketballBunbury
    IdentityWAChristmas MassBalcatta
    IntelifeAll Abilities Masquerade BallMandurah
    Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation CentreAccessible Centres DayRoleystone
    KalparrinFamily Morning teas x 2Nedlands
    Kids Are KidsFamily Christmas PicnicWinthrop
    Kin Disability AdvocacyAwards Celebration PWIDOsborne Park
    Leederville Sporting ClubInclusive BowloLeederville
    Life Without BarriersMiami Lane Open DayClarkson
    Loftus Recreation CentreLoftus Ability EXPO with AACLeederville
    Malibu School Little Stars Playgroup PlusEnd of Year at Malibu SchoolSafety Bay
    Merger of MindsRiver CruisePerth
    Microboards Parent Peer Group Staying Connected Parent Peer GroupKingsley
    Para and Ability Dance IncDance ExtravaganzaCloverdale
    PBF Australia (Paraplegic Benefit Fund)Hear My Story Lunchtime Pop -upSubiaco
    People with Disability WAIDPWD CelebrationWest Perth
    Prader Willi Syndrome Support GroupChristmas PartyTBA
    Reclink AustraliaWheelchair BasketballRockingham
    Rocky Bay Rocky Bay Family Fun DayMosman Park
    Sexual Health Quarters People First ProgramSmall Business and Hobby ExpoNorthbridge
    Sotos Syndrome AustralasiaIDPwD Morning TeaStirling
    South Perth Lawn Tennis ClubAll Ability Tennis clinicComo
    Stirling Community PottersMake a Gift DaysCity of Stirling
    Swan Districts Football ClubIDPwD BreakfastBassendean
    Tennis Pro via Tennis WestWheelchair Tennis EventMenora
    Town of BassendeanIDPwD Celebration Bassendean
    UnitingWAArt and Wellness eventPerth
    Valued LivesReconnect Community dayBelmont Forum
    Victoria Park Community CentreStory Telling DayVictoria Park
    WA Inclusive Skating ClubPara Ice Hockey Have a GO DayCockburn Ice Arena
    Westcare Inc. BassendeanIDPwD Arts Showcase Bassendean
    Westcare Inc. ClaremontLawn Bowls DayClaremont
    Westcare Inc. Shenton ParkBBQ for Residents and FamiliesShenton Park
    Youth Disability Advocacy NetworkYouth Disability Skillshare EventLeederville



    IDPwD Grants: Regional


    Amity Health NarroginPicnic in the ParkNarrogin
    Anglicare WA AlbanyConquer Bowling Club cupAlbany
    Bridgetown Family and Community CentreSewing, cooking daysBridgetown
    Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical ServiceIDPWD Awareness BBQ LunchBroome
    Carnarvon Tennis ClubSunday Fun Tennis DayCarnarvon
    City of AlbanyMovie NightAlbany
    City of KarrathaIDPWD BreakfastKarratha
    Community Living Association AlbanySingalong, Karaoke and A TeaAlbany
    Divine You NarroginSports Day and Zoo VisitNarrogin
    Donnybrook CRCIDPwD CelebrationDonnybrook
    East Kimberley Job Pathways BBQ and Social CelebrationKununurra
    EPIC KalgoorlieSaint Barbara's Annual ParadeKalgoorlie
    EPIC KarrathaInclusion CardsKarratha
    EPIC NewmanNewman Inclusion Book FairNewman
    EPIC Port HedlandHedland Big SplashPort Hedland
    EPIC RoebourneRoebourne Community Inclusion LunchRoebourne
    Explorability NorthamCentral TAFE & Explorability CelebrationNortham
    Far North CS BroomeMagical Mystery TourBroome
    Far North CS DerbyArt ShowcaseDerby Airport
    Far North CS KununurraLunch and Leisure ActivitiesKununurra
    Football Federation South WestInclusive Football GamesBunbury
    Geraldton Community Toy LibraryIDPwD Play DateGeraldton
    Greenbushes Community Resource CentreCASH - Chalk, Art, Socialising and HealingGreenbushes
    Grow Cook Eat Create AustralindFood, music and arts nightAustralind
    Harvey Community Resource CentreAccess & Inclusion WorkshopHarvey
    Midway Community CareAll Abilities CarnivalMandurah Foreshore
    Mount Barker Community GardenBreaking Down Barriers Video LaunchMount Barker
    Shire of Augusta-Margaret RiverGet Your Groove On DISCOMargaret River
    Shire of Boyup BrookChristmas in the ParkBoyup Brook
    Shire of CapelInclusion RevolutionDalyellup
    Shire of DenmarkFrom Sea to Sky Movies Day-NightDenmark
    Shire of ExmouthUIAP Morning TeaExmouth
    Shire of NarroginNo Barrier to ExerciseNarrogin
    South Mandurah Tennis ClubTennis 4 All Come and TrySouth Mandurah
    South West Autism NetworkFamily Christmas PartyYallingup Maze
    WA iSPorts Inc. BunburyPublic Speaking class & Talent showBunbury
    Wongan Hills Community Resource CentreOpen Day - Lego, Art, LibraryWongan Hills
    York Community Resource CentreBike riding and Games DayYork