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Hunter disability community leading light in Australia’s disability sector

Showcase in Newcastle highlights life-changing therapy, services, supports and sport options as well as exciting and rewarding career opportunities

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NEWCASTLE, WEDNESDAY 4 DECEMBER 2013 – The Hunter’s disability community is a leading light in Australia’s disability sector due to its vast range of state-of-the-art services and supports and plethora of career opportunities.

The largely unknown breadth of the sector is on display at the free Showcase 2013 being held at the Newcastle Harness Racing Club from 1-6pm today, Wednesday 4th December.  

Alicia Frost from Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Stuart Centre says the Hunter disability community offers something for everyone.

‘Cerebral Palsy Alliance has been proudly providing life-changing services for children and adults with a disability and their families throughout the Hunter region for the last 45 years’, Alicia said.

‘We now boast one of the most comprehensive disability communities across the country, in terms of the wide-ranging and state-of-the-art services and supports on offer as well as the many career and training opportunities available.

‘There is quite simply something for everyone – whether you or a family member has a disability or you are interested in a rewarding and long-term career in the Hunter disability sector.’

Showcase 2013 features interactive sport and fitness activities for people with a disability; presentations and information stalls about services, latest research, technology and equipment; as well as employment supports and options for adults with a disability.

One-on-one consultations are available (bookings required) for families wanting specific advice about their situations. School leavers can also access up-to-date information about career paths within the sector and training opportunities.

‘This is one of the largest and most comprehensive showcases of disability supports, services and career opportunities ever held in the Hunter’, Alicia said.

‘We encourage community members to come along, discover exactly what’s on offer, and be a part of the vibrant Hunter disability community.’

Showcase 2013 is fully-accessible and is free. There is also child-minding and free parking on site.

Media Contact: Jennifer Durante – Media Manager – (02) 9975 8758 / 0419 802 602

Released on 4 Dec 2013