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Recognising all abilities at upcoming morning tea

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Taylah and Jamie from Access Recreation are looking forward to the upcoming morning tea event.

The All-Abilities Alliance of Bundaberg will soon host a morning tea event to encourage and empower the community as part of Learning Disability Week.

The public are invited to attend the free morning tea, on tomorrow at The Deli from 9 am, and hear from people in the community who have a learning disability and help to celebrate their successes.

All-Abilities Alliance member Gayle Reynolds said the event aimed to celebrate people’s differences, promote inclusion and diversity in our community and focus on ability, not disability.

“Those who attend will hear stories, experiences, and successes of people with a learning disability and how the community is working together to support them to achieve their goals,” Gayle said.

“The All-Ability Alliance of Bundaberg wanted to give people in the community who have a learning disability a voice through this event.

“It is a great opportunity to celebrate their abilities, encourage and empower them.”

IWC Local Area Coordinators, Community Access Care, STEPS Group and Access Recreation will be onsite to answer questions about how they may be able to assist people in the community with a learning disability.

Local Access Recreation client Taylah said working with Access Recreation had helped her to meet new people and learn a range of skills.

“I love being able to meet new people by coming to different sessions with Access Recreation as well as going on excursions and learning a range of new skills,” Taylah said.

“I have been able to prepare a resume and apply for volunteer positions and they are also currently helping me to get my learners licence.”

The morning tea will be held at The Deli, Targo Street on Tuesday 28 June at 9 am.

To attend the event registration is essential for catering purposes.

You can register to take part in the event here.

The All-Abilities Alliances purpose is to provide an open forum for interested persons in Disability and Mental Health Wellbeing to work collaboratively, identify gaps and barriers, develop strategies and responses, and share information and resources.

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