Join us in recognising International Day of People with Disability
Council is inviting residents to attend a free online event recognising International Day of People with Disability, which will feature a presentation and Q&A session with Beau Vernon.
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is celebrated on 3 December as a United Nations observed day aimed at increasing public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.
In 2012, Beau Vernon became a quadriplegic after an on-field football accident. His tenacity, strength and courage has kept him focussed to lead a fantastic life with disability.
Beau now helps others deal with challenges and live a great life no matter the circumstances. He aims to show people that having a disability is not a bad thing, it’s just a different way of living.
Beau’s presentation will give insight into his journey while passing on key messages around having a positive mindset, dealing with adversity and challenges, removing limitations, and being the best people we can be.
Beau has a bachelor of business degree, is a director and ambassador for disability company Interact Australia, motivational speaker and a disability advocate. He has successfully coached senior grade football, with five grand finals and three Premierships in that time.
He is a Pride of Australia medal recipient, two-time national hand cycling champion, husband and father of three, as well as an avid sportsman trying his hand at adaptive surfing, golf, and kayaking.
Date: Friday, 3rd of December 2021
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am
Where: Online webinar
For more information about International Day of People with Disability, visit www.idpwd.com.au.
For more information about access and inclusion in Cardinia Shire, visit Council’s website at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/accessandinclusion or call the Community and Family Services team on 1300 787 624.