It was a full day of training designed to help us to think more deeply about person-centred practices thereby ensuring all that we do here at Northside is purely person-centred. The training was conducted by Helen Sanders and Associates in conjunction with TAFE and NDS. It focused on practical skills and was highly interactive.

Staff also celebrated International Day of People with Disability 2016 (IDPwD ) with a fundraiser morning tea and guessing completion that acknowledged the achievements of famous people with disabilities. All money raised will be donated towards Venessa’s Krazy Kosci Klimb. (Venessa is a DARTS @ Northside Client).

Each year the UN announces a theme. The theme for 2016 is: “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”, which draws attention to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and how these goals can create a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.

The annual theme provides a frame for considering how people with disability are excluded from society by promoting the removal of all types of barriers; including those relating to the physical environment, information and communications technology (ICT), or attitudinal barriers. This has been occurring since 1992 when the General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.

Today, countries all around the world celebrate the day.

On 25 September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.

Do you want to get involved? You can start by telling everyone about them.