Disability Awareness Week 2006 


Disability Awareness Week 2006 will get underway this weekend further promoting this year’s theme of ‘Celebrating ability and achievement’.

Key events for the week include an exhibition of artwork by Ngaruwanajirri artists at the Supreme Court Building, Career Orientation Day, Sailing Day, and the Employers Breakfast to be held at SKYCITY Casino.

Regional Disability-Liaison Officer (RDLO), Elizabeth Reid, commented on the week’s activities: “Disability awareness week is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions that people with a disability make in our community.

“This year’s calendar of events focuses on celebrating ability and achievement.  Palmerston and Darwin are hosting a range of events across the entire week,” she said.

The RDLO is an initiative that has been hosted by Charles Darwin University for almost 11 years and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training.

Elizabeth’s primary function is to increase the opportunities of Territorian’s with disabilities into post secondary education, training and employment.

Elizabeth is the coordinator of the Employers Breakfast, a co-operative venture between the NT Chamber of Commerce, RDLO/DCO initiative and other members of the Post Secondary Education and Employment Network in Darwin.

The breakfast will celebrate the meaningful inclusion of employees with a disability in the workforce and to raise the profile for prospective employers, and will be held at SKYCITY’s International Room on Thursday 17 August.

Disability Awareness Week will run from 13-18 August and incorporate a wide range of activities and functions at some of Darwin’s premier venues.

For a full schedule of Disability Awareness Week 2006 events visit the Darwin City Council website.