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The International Day of People with Disability will be celebrated this December at a special event by the State Library of Queensland, and you are invited to attend.

A special presentation by members of the Crossroads Respite Program, singing, live music, a performance by the Transformers Choir, a free sausage sizzle lunch, afternoon tea and refreshments will all be held at the State Library of Queensland in partnership with Uniting Care Community and Crossroads Queensland. You are invited to attend and learn more about disability services organisations, as well as the creative skills and abilities that disabled persons have and are using to their benefit and the benefit of others. Come and show your support and celebrate the International Day of People with Disability.

This special celebration is in commemoration of disabled persons all over Australia and around the world who have made a positive impact in the community and society at large. The International Day of People with Disability, started by the United Nations, also aims to promote and encourage support for disabled persons' dignity, rights and well-being. To achieve this, every 3rd December, the International Day of People with Disability brings together individuals, businesses, community organisations and the government to acknowledge disabled persons' contributions to the community and society, both in Australia and around the world.

One such acknowledgement is through the giving of National Disability Awards, where disabled persons' are recognised for their efforts in the community. Please visit the official website to find out more about local nominees and details about finalists. The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) has been responsible for the running and promotion of the International Day of People with Disability in Australia, so if you wish to find out more about local events and how to raise awareness for disabled persons', please visit the their website.

Since 1996, the International Day of People with Disability has been celebrated every year around Australia, and continues to be a special day in recognition of the contribution that disabled persons' make to our community and society. The State Library of Queensland is certainly doing its bit to raise awareness in Brisbane for this unique day.

So to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability, why not head to the State Library of Queensland for a free presentation and a meal as well? For more information, please visit the website, or alternatively, call 1800 440 385.
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Why? It's a great way to commemorate the International Day of People with Disability
When: Saturday December 3; 11am-4pm
Where: State Library of Queensland
Cost: Free
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