As a not for profit disability provider, we realise that it is the support and understanding of the wider community for what we do, that will help us provide greater services to people living with disability.
Throughout our Afford services across Australia, we promote inclusivity, respect and acceptance of people of all abilities, needs and backgrounds.
To celebrate Harmony Day and support Down Syndrome Day, our staff and clients coloured our Day Programs in orange and other colours to pledge their support of such important causes.
Harmony Day/ Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. The colour for Harmony Day is orange, so staff and clients alike across our services donned orange clothes and accessories to mark the event.
World Down Syndrome Day has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2012. On this day, people all around the world celebrate the lives and achievements of people with Down Syndrome, creating a global voice, advocating for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with Down syndrome. To support this cause, our staff and clients wore multi-coloured long socks, short socks, multiple socks and more to generate conversation about Down Syndrome.
Getting into the Spirit of Acceptance
Our Oran Park Day Program team really got into the spirit of supporting good causes and wore brightly coloured shirts and socks.
The clients loved the fun and frivolity of dressing up, but also realised that they were supporting significant initiatives.