2020 IDPWD THEME:
"NOT ALL DISABILITIES ARE VISIBLE"
On December 3 this year, during the annual celebration of people with disabilities, the 2020 theme ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ also focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others.
According to the WHO World Report on Disability, 15 per cent of the world’s population, or more than 1 billion people, are living with disability. Of this number, it’s estimated 450 million are living with a mental or neurological condition— and two-thirds of these people will not seek professional medical help, largely due to stigma, discrimination and neglect.
Another 69 million individuals are estimated to sustain Traumatic Brain Injuries each year worldwide, while one in 160 children are identified as on the autism spectrum.
These are just some examples of the millions of people currently living with a disability that is not immediately apparent, and a reminder of the importance of removing barriers for all people living with disability, both visible and invisible.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, isolation, disconnect, disrupted routines and diminished services have greatly impacted the lives and mental well-being of people with disabilities right around the world. Spreading awareness of invisible disabilities, as well as these potentially detrimental— and not always immediately apparent— impacts to mental health, is crucial as the world continues to fight against the virus.
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Accessing your NDIS funding and transitioning to the Scheme is only half of the journey – the other half is about activating your plan and implementing the supports that meet your needs and preferences.
Assistance with Daily Life
Our NDIS services include providing support for NDIS participants to remove barriers, help maintain home environments and provide independence to live as autonomously as possible.Learn more
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Once transitioned to the Scheme and accessing funding, a successful NDIS plan moving forward includes implementing supports to continuously meet your needs and preferences.Learn more
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We offer a free disability advocacy service that assists participants with the NDIS in a number of ways. We assist to make an internal review of a decision made by the NDIS regarding your application. If packages offered are not sufficient in meeting your needs, then you have the option to ask that the decision be reviewed by another NDIS officer.Learn more
What we are doing around the world...
We strive to provide front-line services and support for people with disability all over the world. International Day of People With Disabilities is more than just an annual day, but a movement used to break down barriers to inclusion and advocate for the rights of people with disability.
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Park, New York
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:00pm for 5:30pm record attempt
Bunnings Fairfield Waters, 2 Darcy Dr, Idalia QLD 4811.
12:00am to 11:59pm
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