International People with a Disability Day Expo

RECOGNITION: Carinity Community Centre at Boonah is holding an expo to mark International People with a Disability Day. Photo: Supplied.
RECOGNITION: Carinity Community Centre at Boonah is holding an expo to mark International People with a Disability Day. Photo: Supplied.

Community hub Carinity has welcomed Queensland Government grant funding which will allow it to celebrate the gifts of its clients on International People With a Disability Day.

The centre at Boonah is one of 39 not-for-profit and community organisations to benefit, all of which will be holding events across the State during Disability Action Week (September 9-16) and on International Day of People With a Disability (December 3).

Community development co-ordinator Samantha Caves said the $1700 in funding would be used to promote the talents of people with a disability at an expo on December 3 from 10am – 2pm.

“This is the first time we’ve run the event in recognition of International Day of People with a Disability,” she said.

“It’s recognising that all members of society have strengths and gifts.

“People with disabilities have many abilities and the expo will highlight them.

“It will showcase the people that we support and work with.

“Having a disability doesn’t stop you from being a productive member of society and being successful in your chosen field.”

As part of the exhibition, a number of local artists with a disability will display their drawings, paintings and sculptures.

The event will also feature a number of stalls, musical entertainment, a barbecue lunch and the cafe will be open.

As Carinity is a National Disability Insurance Scheme provider, lots of information will be available to people looking to connect with the various support services accessible through the NDIS.