We are continually amazed at how our new spinal cord injuries (SCI) adapt to life and find a way to push on into the community we take pride in the service we provide here at the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit (ASRU) and the communities in New Zealand. We thank all the employees and volunteers of Spinal Support NZ and (ASRU), especially those with a disability for the work you have done.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been held annually since 1992 on the 3 December. The Theme this year is ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’. This theme focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For more information here https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-december/idpd2017.html
Enjoy celebrating at an event:
- ON DISPLAY, Touch Compass will recognise the (IDPD). More Info: https://www.touchcompass.org.nz/productions/un-international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-2019-auckland
- Award-winning Circus Kumarani, with the support of the Auckland Council Creative Communities Scheme, the Circability Trust presents a community of outstanding performers from all walks of life. More info: https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2019/dec/celebrate-togetherWellington
- Disability Pride Day: More info: https://disabilityprideaotearoa.nz/Events/Disability+Pride+Day+Wellington
- Film screenings at Nga Taonga Sound and Vision. More info: https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/events?location=wellington
- Tape Art New Zealand. More info: https://disabilityprideaotearoa.nz/News+Index/Tape+art+returns+to+2017+event
- Celebrate Us concert, organised by CCS Disability Action. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/796475543835353/
- Salonica is a theatre performance with New Zealand Sign Language. More info: https://artsaccess.org.nz/events/salonica%20to%20open%20in%20christchurch
We hope that whatever you decide to do on that Tuesday, please spare a thought for the disabled if you don’t know anyone that is disabled try to reach out to a neighbour, you may find it a challenge to approach someone that’s disabled for help try this guide called Communicating with People with Disabilities. More info: https://elevatecdt.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Communicating-with-People-with-Disabilities2.pdf
Abdule Sheik – the winner of the Alex Craig Memorial Award for the Most Promising Mouth Painter 2019 – for his painting African Tree – getting his award from Brendan Tourelle and Grant Sharman.
Dean Brennan Publicity Officer Spinal Support NZ