Launch Pad to Inclusion

13 Nov 2014
Healthy Community

To celebrate International Day of People with a Disability, Manningham Council and local community organisations are highlighting the importance of inclusion within community life for people living with a disability, with a week of events and activities

 The celebrations will kick off with “Launch Pad to Inclusion” an event to be held at the Manningham Function Centre, on Wednesday 3 December, from 12 noon – 2.00 pm.

 The event will feature comedian Tim Ferguson, key note speaker Rick Kane, chairperson for the Board of Disability Employment Australia, and Deb Rouget from Belonging Matters and people living with a disability sharing their personal stories and journey to inclusion within their local community

 Local residents living with a disability will also be performing live acoustic music.

 Activities will be held across Manningham from 2-10 December including:

  • Make your own sensory toys workshop 
  • Inclusive exercise and dance programs
  • All abilities dinner dance
  • End of year performance from members of Three Vowels Theatre and
  • A range of education programs.

 International Day of People with a Disability is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with a disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and wellbeing.

Visit for details or phone 9840 9317.