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Friday, 17 November 2023

Celebrating diverse abilities in our community

The City will be celebrating International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) this November and December through a number of special events.
The events will create opportunities for individuals of all abilities and ages to come together, fostering a sense of unity and understanding, while promoting awareness and appreciation of the diverse abilities within our community.
They are also a way to celebrate the contributions and achievements of people living with a disability.
Under the shade of the trees in Rankin Gardens on Tuesday 28 November and Saturday 2 December, Subiaco Library will be hosting an Australian Sign Language (Auslan) Storytime with captivating tales.
On Friday 8 December, Sensorium Storytime will come to Subiaco to transport participants to a world of sensory wonder, engaging all aspects of the senses to create an unforgettable storytelling adventure.
This session will be run by Sensorium Theatre that aims to improve the lives of young people with disability by sparking their imaginations and increasing their creative responses.
The popular annual community art exhibition, Nothing about us without us, is back for the fourth consecutive year thanks to a partnership between Mission Australia and the City.
The exhibition creates an accessible platform for emerging and mid-career artists living with disability to share lived experience, storytelling and advocate for a more inclusive and accessible society through art.
It will be at the Subiaco Arts Centre from 4 to 8 December with a special exhibition opening on Saturday 2 December, just prior to IDPwD on Sunday 3 December.
If you’re a parent or guardian of a child with neurodivergence, Minds of All Kinds: An intro to Neurodivergence, will offer valuable insights covering everything from how to re-evaluate how we perceive behaviour and how to build a support system around your child’s needs, to nurturing the parent-child relationship and creating a harmonious home environment.

Gain practical and actionable strategies and resource in this two-hour session on Wednesday 6 December (5pm to 7pm), while celebrating the uniqueness of neurodiversity and how to navigate the journey together.

All City events for IDPwD are free to attend but registration is essential.
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