Join us in recognising International Day of People with Disability 

Published: 15 November 2021

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. 

Event details
Date: Friday, 3rd of December 2021
Time: 10.00am – 11.30am
Cost: Free
Where: Online webinar

For more information about International Day of People with Disability, visit 

For more information about access and inclusion in Cardinia Shire, visit Council’s website at  or call the Community and Family Services team on 1300 787 624. 

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