Disability AwardsHelp those working for people with disability get recognition by nominating them for a National Disability Award. The awards give Australians the opportunity to celebrate individuals and organisations who are making a positive impact on the lives of people with disability. The awards also help build awareness of disability issues and recognize the important role people with disability play in their local communities and across the country.

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Mitch Fifield, said the awards recognise people across a wide range of sectors who are working to provide opportunities for economic and social participation  for those with disability. “I encourage people to identify and nominate individuals and organisations in their community who are helping to improve the lives of people with disability,” the minister said.

There are eight award categories:

  • The Lesley Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement in Disability
  • Emerging Leaders Award in Disability
  • Improving Inclusive and Accessible Communities Award
  • Improving Advocacy and Rights Promotion Award
  • Improving Employment Opportunities Award
  • Improving Personal and Community Support Award
  • Improving Education Outcomes Award
  • Improving Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Award

The awards ceremony will be held later this year. Nominations close on July 18.

For more information visit: www.idpwd.com.au or call 1800 672 682