Council wins Inclusion Award

Last night the ACT Council of Parents & Citizens Associations was awarded the overall Award for Excellence in the ACT Chief Minister's Inclusions Awards. Council also took out the Education and Training section of the awards, which recognise businesses, organisations and individuals which have excelled in encouraging, welcoming and supporting people with a disability in their community.

"For years Council has been an active advocate for parents of children with a disability,” said Council President Vivienne Pearce. “This is wonderful recognition for all those volunteers who have given so much to this area over the years."

"We are thrilled and proud to have Council’s efforts to raise disability awareness recognised with these awards." 

“We have had some terrific outcomes, including additional training for bus drivers. In consultation with parents and a trainer, a package highlighting disability awareness was developed and is now delivered to new ACTION bus drivers,” said Ms Pearce.

“We also compiled a comprehensive guide to disability resources in the ACT, addressing parent’s concerns about how fragmented the information about disability services was. This has been so popular that we have had a second print run in just one year.”

Council collaborated with the Education and Training Directorate and Disability ACT to ensure the booklet was delivered to every child with a disability currently in school.

In addition, Council has worked on a number of committees to lobby and advocate for greater understanding and improved services; providing an effective voice for parents of children with a disability.

Copies of the guide Who can help? Disability resource booklet for young people in the ACT are available from Council’s Office.

Council would like to thank our dedicated volunteers who work passionately on inclusion.


December 13, 2013