Showcasing services and opportunities available for people with disability in the Central West.
This Wednesday the 7th of December, Orange’s Central West Disability Expo and International Day of People with Disability event is on.

This is a free community event that will run from 10 am to 3 pm at Orange’s PCYC.

Step inside the PCYC to over 55 exhibitors from across the state, registered to promote their business services and opportunities including: Education and training, specialised equipment, Australian disability enterprises, disability employment services, Post School Programs, Respite and Accommodation, Mental Health support services, sport, leisure and recreation, Disability support services & adaptive technology.

Then head on outside to view a range of vehicle exhibitors with mobility, transport and further service information.

On the courts will be a range of fun, all-inclusive activities, organised by students from TAFE Western. There will be a drumming circle, dancing, blindfold making, blind soccer, paper plane making and more. Each participant gets a passport card and must “follow the yellow brick road” and complete each activity for a stamp. Full cards of stamps are entered into a prize draw.

We have the Orange Women’s shed showing their community spirit by donating time to cook a free BBQ lunch for everyone attending. They will be joined by employees of Wangarang to serve food.

Once again this will be an excellent opportunity for Orange to highlight itself and the services available to not only the local community but to families and carers of people with a disability throughout our region.

This year’s event is proudly organised by the Central West Disability Expo Committee: Wangarang Industries, Orange City Council, Ability Links, Department of Education, and supported by The National Disability Coordination Officer Program.