Disability Action Week in the Bay

Published 10 September 2019

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 With more than 1 in 5 people living with some form of disability in Australia, council is working hard to ensure our services and programs are accessible for everyone.

Disability Action Week 15-22  September 2019) provides a great opportunity to acknowledge the important contributions people living with a disability make to our community, raise awareness of disability issues and discuss how we can improve access and inclusion throughout the wider community.

From sensory stand up paddling classes to signed storytime sessions at council libraries, there are number of activities and events taking place across Moreton Bay Region to mark Disability Action Week 2019.

Learn about Autism
Drop by the Autism Behavioural Intervention Queensland education stall at Kippa-Ring Shopping Centre and learn more about Autism and how the community can better support community members on the autism spectrum and their families. 

Enjoy a sensory Sunday paddle Book in for a sensory stand up paddle boarding session as a safe way to introduce people with a disability to water play and the ocean. Commonly known as SUP you’ll  learn how to stand on a large surfboard and propel yourself forward with a paddle.

Take a stroll down memory lane
Rediscover items of sentimental value and reminisce about youthful moments with Redcliffe Museum’s Memory Boxes - a popular activity in  the museum’s ongoing Dementia-friendly outreach program. 

Enjoy a hands-on art workshop
Get crafty with a focus on vintage style and sustainable practises and create your very own accessory or artwork to adorn yourself or your home at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery’s vintage-inspired workshops.

Drop in to a superhero softies workshop
Use upcycling techniques, fabric pens and stitching to create a superhero badge that features your unique superhero power at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery superhero softies workshop.

Discover the library after hours Play games and explore technology with North Lakes Library’s after hours backstage pass. Tailored to people who require low sensory environments, , or who may require individual assistance, you’ll enjoy exploring the collections and activities after hours.

Attend an interactive signed storytime session
Enjoy the magic of picture book stories, action rhymes and songs as AUSLAN interpreters and storytellers provide  engaging interactive verbal and visual language during signed storytime at the library

Make connections at sensory playtime
Have fun playing with your child at sensory playtime in the library and connect with other families who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Share in the delight as they enjoy toys that are designed for the needs of children with ASD. 

Discover robotics for those living with Dementia
Meet our Bee Bots and learn to code their movements in a gentle and supportive introduction to robots for people experiencing Dementia.

View the full Disability Action Week schedule.