I’m Mandi and I support id Day
26 November 2010
Hill & Knowlton are supporting id Day, an initiative launched by Sunnyfield in recognition of International Day of People with Disability held on 3 December.
The day’s main message is whether you have an intellectual disability or not, the things we all have in common are our differences, and it’s worth celebrating what makes us all unique.
This year id Day encourages all Aussies to share with friends, colleagues or even strangers “what makes you unique”. It’s a great conversation starter (I now use it at the beginning of presentations) and it’s so easy to get involved.
Offices can buy a merchandise box or host a morning tea and encourage donations – with the id Day nametags you’ll be surprised what you’ll learn about your fellow colleagues!
Why we’re getting involved
One in five Australians have a disability – that’s nearly 4.3 million people.
People with intellectual disability account for the majority of people aged under 65 years who have unmet demand for accommodation and respite services.
People with intellectual disabilities commonly have difficulty learning, applying knowledge, making decisions, making choices at key life transition points and adjusting to changing circumstances.
57% of people with intellectual disability need help with communication.
Like most charities, Sunnyfield urgently needs to raise awareness and money. Please help us by sharing the id Day story on Facebook or Twitter or donating at http://www.idday.org.au/donate. Visit the website for more ways to get involved.
Spread the word
Want to help? Please tweet or share the following: I support @id_Day by celebrating our differences and unique identity http://bit.ly/idDay2010