International Day of People with Disability

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Today, Saturday 3 December, is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), an annual day of recognition that aims to increase public awareness, understanding, acceptance and celebration of people with disability.

Over 4.4 million Australians live with some form of disability, with some living with invisible disabilities.

IDPwD is an opportunity to make positive changes to the lives of Australians with disability and challenge our own perceptions about disability.

Monash Health is dedicated to eliminating barriers preventing people from accessing and participating in our services. Our new Disability Action Plan will guide our continued work in this space. We look forward to sharing our new Action Plan with everyone in the coming months.