21 Nov 2018
Sydney Olympic Park Authority will mark International Day of People with Disability with a program of free activities from Monday 3 to Friday 7 December.
The program is an initiative of the Authority, in partnership with a number of Western Sydney community organisations to provide residents, businesses and their employees with information and ideas about an inclusive workplace, precinct and community.
"Inclusive communities consider the needs of individuals who have disability, may be culturally diverse, or struggle with mental health," Sydney Olympic Park Authority CEO Charles Moore said.
"We want to provide an opportunity to share some simple ideas and considerations for people to be more inclusive in their interactions with people and we will have experienced service providers on hand to share their knowledge with our community."
Activities will take place between 10am and 2pm daily and anyone is welcome to attend. People can take part in games, attend a sensory tour of Sydney Olympic Park, purchase Christmsas gifts from the Achieve Australia market stall, or just learn how the smallest action can make all the difference to people's quality of life and make them feel included.
"We witnessed inspiration in action recently when the Invictus Games were held at Sydney Olympic Park and we are truly proud that the Park is a place for everyone; with facilities to cater for all abilities," Mr Moore said.
"Our program from 3-7 December can start the conversation for many businesses that may not yet have considered what inclusion can do for them, their staff and their business opportnities."