16 November 2022

Ellie Cole, wearing an APM poloshirt is sitting on a limestone step, smiling

Ahead of this year’s International Day of People with Disability on December 3, APM is hosting a series of webinars with leaders dedicated to supporting the greater inclusion of people with disability.

The third webinar is from Paralympian and APM Ambassador Ellie Cole OAM and will take place on Monday 28 November.

Having lived with disability after having her leg amputated at age three, Ellie has instead shown an incredible ability to overcome the odds.

In her 17 years on the Australian swim team, Ellie has risen to prolific heights and, in recognition of her success was honoured as the flagbearer at the Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony.

It was at the Tokyo Games that she became Australia’s most decorated female Paralympic athlete, with a record-breaking 17 Paralympic medals to her name.

In her presentation, Ellie will be discussing what employers can do to support the employment of para-athletes.

Many athletes work at least part time, even full time, while training professionally to represent their state or Australia.

Ellie shares some of her insights from her own Paralympic career and swimming journey, to inform how employers can make their workplaces welcoming and accommodating for people living with injury, illness or disability.

What is your team doing for #IDWPD?

International Day of People with Disability is a chance for organisations everywhere to better recognise and support people with disability.

The annual celebration and recognition of people with disability aims to reduce the inaccurate stereotypes that surround many disabilities and enable more recognition of an individual’s ability.

It also provides a chance for leaders to check if their organisation is missing out on the multiple benefits of being inclusive of people with disability.

At APM we help thousands of people with disability access employment, community and mainstream support every day.

Across the APM Group our teams also guide organisations to better serve customers, support employees and colleagues, and grow in their community, through a range of services and programs on being accessible and inclusive of people with disability.

We believe everyone has a role to play in enabling better lives for people with disability, and we want to make it easier for more people and organisations to do just that.

Find out more at apm.net.au/idpwd.

Author

Anna Burchfield

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adrian.bradley@apm.net.au

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