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At SSI, we are getting ready to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (December 3), a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance, and recognises the achievements and contributions of people with disability.

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As a provider of disability services that works closely with multicultural communities, SSI works every day towards diversity and inclusion, and is hosting and participating in a wide variety of events in the lead-up to this important date.

Working with job seekers, entrepreneurs and people who are looking for meaningful ways of social participation, SSI supports people with disabilities to lead a better life.

We also work with multicultural and business sectors to promote disability inclusion, with collaboration and partnerships at its core. We work every day towards building a disability confident and inclusive society, championing change and inclusion, with a strong focus on communities from culturally diverse backgrounds.

In the lead-up to the International Day of People with Disability, SSI will be taking part in the following events:

AccessAbility Day

SSI Disability Employment Services will be taking part in AccessAbility Day, a new Australian Government initiative developed to connect job seekers with disability and employers for a one-day workplace experience. For more information https://bit.ly/2z9VW8S

Community Kitchen

Come along to celebrate social inclusion with SSI at the Community Kitchen in Auburn!

When: Wednesday, November 28, 11am – 1pm.

Held at the Auburn Centre for Community, 44A Macquarie Road, Auburn.

SSI Ability Links celebrations across the state

SSI Ability Links is organising and will be taking part in more than 20 events from Queanbeyan to Mollymook and from the Inner West to Liverpool. Check out updates or contact us to find events near you through our Facebook page.

Harnessing the strength and resilience of people from all abilities adds to our understanding of diversity and strengthens our capabilities as we continue to work towards a truly inclusive society.

Together, we will continue to ensure that our communities have the same opportunities regardless of ability, language or culture, while embracing the benefits of being part of a diverse and inclusive society.

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