Observed annually, December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day is an opportunity to recognize and advocate for the rights and well-being of individuals with disabilities. It is important to be aware of this as there are people with disabilities in all walks of life from politics to the workplace and in our culture.
This year, the theme is Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality. In order to foster and encourage a welcoming society for all, it is important to recognize that those with disabilities contribute greatly to all aspects of our society and world. Learn more about, endorse, and share the charter for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action at this site.
Learn more about this event's history, resources, and how you can help today at the International Day of Persons with Disabilities website.
Be sure to check out the following Illinois workNet resources to help you or someone you know who has a disability: