The City of Subiaco is celebrating International Day of People with Disability (IDoPwD) this year with an art exhibition, sensory storytime and special book talk.
International Day of People with Disability falls on Friday 3 December and aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
In previous years, the City partnered with National Disability Services and the ACROD Parking Program for IDoPwD to help reduce the misuse of ACROD parking bays and highlight the impact this can have on someone’s day.
Signs and decals were placed at 23 ACROD parking bays across the City and people are encouraged to continue to think twice before they misuse an ACROD bay, even if it’s just ‘for a minute’.
Mayor David McMullen said the City prided itself on being inclusive and accessible.
“We’re always working to build a more inclusive and accessible City, whether that’s having an Auslan interpreter at our popular sunset@subi concerts or taking part in campaigns such as the ‘This Bay is Someone’s Day’ to help stop misuse of ACROD parking bays,” he said.
“IDoPwD is a great way to raise awareness and celebrate the invaluable contribution that people with disability bring to our community, while helping to break down barriers.”
Compassion: Connection through Art exhibition
On now until 10 December | Ground level, Vibe Hotel | Free
Featuring work by more than 15 artists from around WA, this exhibition gives artists with a disability an opportunity to display their works to the public. It’s in partnership with Mission Australia.
Sensory Storytime and Rhymetime with Sensorium Theatre
Tuesday 30 November, 10.30am and 1.30pm | Subiaco Library | Free
These two sessions bring a multi-sensory play-based approach to “readings” of rhymes and popular children’s stories. Rhymetime will be catered for children with and without a disability and will be held from 10.30am to 11.30am; Storytime will be catered for children with a disability and will be held from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Bookings essential.
Book talk – Persons of Interest: The Outsiders by Glennys Marsdon
Monday 6 December, 6pm to 7.30pm | Subiaco Library | Free
Glennys Marsdon is an award-winning consumer psychology consultant, author and disability advocate. Her latest book provides 25 lessons about living life outside the norm based on 11 interviews with people who are successfully living life differently. Bookings essential.