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International Day for People With a Disability at ECU

Thursday, 03 September 2009


On 3 December every year, the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is celebrated worldwide, recognising the achievements and contributions of people with a disability.

At ECU in 2009 we will be celebrating this day with a program of events in September so that students, staff and our community can appreciate and recognise the skills, abilities, contributions and achievements of people with a disability.

The program will commence with a speech by Kerry Allan-Zinner, a celebrated Cerebral Palsy and disabilities advocate, workplace trainer and speaker. Kerry uses her positive attitude and life experiences to inspire and educate others about how to create accepting and welcoming communities for people with disabilities, whilst demonstrating self empowerment and influence. The lecture will be followed by light refreshments.

Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
When: Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Where: Joondalup Campus, room 21.202
RSVP: Please register online

ECU will also be offering a Disability Awareness Workshop at our Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses to staff and students, delivered by the Independent Living Centre. These workshops will help participants to consider the special needs of people with disabilities, to allow them to better assist when necessary. Places are extremely limited so please register to attend. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Time: 1.30pm to 5.00pm
When: Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Where: Joondalup Campus, building 31.447

Mount Lawley
Time: 1.30pm to 5.00pm
When: Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Where: Mount Lawley Campus, building 10.308

RSVP: Staff can register for the workshops at either campus via the staff development portal
Students can register via email to

Finally, the Wheelcats, WA’s National Wheelchair Basketball League team, will be playing an exhibition wheelchair basketball match at the Mount Lawley Campus sport and fitness centre. The Wheelcats will also be bringing some spare wheelchairs for anyone who wants to experience the sport first-hand.

Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
When: Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Where: Mount Lawley Campus, sport and fitness centre (building 21)
RSVP: Please register online

If you are interested in attending any of these events please RSVP by Monday, 14 September.

For more information please contact Corporate Events at or on 6304 2337.


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