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Introducing DisABILITY Aware & Ready to Engage (DARE) Program

01 Nov 2017 - The DARE (Disability Aware & Ready to Engage) program is a Community Disability Awareness Education program that provides FREE training to social and community groups, sporting and recreational groups, and employers.

DARE’s vision is for people with disability to be able to access all parts of the community the same way as everyone else. DARE promotes inclusion in all areas of life, from taking part in a craft lesson a local community centre, being a scorer at the local cricket club or hiring a person based on their skills and knowledge, DARE teaches that there is a place for everyone, everywhere.

The DARE (Disability Aware & Ready to Engage) program education topics include:

  • Disability etiquette (interacting with people with disability)
  • Changes in society
  • Myths and misconceptions
  • How we can all be more inclusive
  • Discrimination
  • Human Rights
  • Overview of the NDIS
  • Developing a Disability Action Plan

DARE can be adjusted to suit your needs. DARE is offered through face to face sessions and on line and we are happy to come to your most convenient location and a time that suits, evenings, weekends. All sessions are conducted by two skilled facilitators and all materials are provided. Our face to face sessions are facilitated by people with disability or have lived experience of disability and are passionate about making an impact on the community.

Individuals who completes the DARE program will receive a Certificate of Participation, organisations will receive a Certificate of Recognition for being disability friendly and a door sticker to identify as being a welcoming place.

All organisations also have the opportunity to be acknowledged on the DARE (Disability Aware & Ready to Engage) website on our alumni webpage as being a friendly and safe environment.

DARE’s aim is to show that there are many ways to be part of the community; it just needs good ideas and great people.

For more information contact:

Karen Gill – DARE Project Coordinator

M: 0402 244 502


Liz Ah HiDARE Community Liaison Officer

M: 0431 539 260