International Day of People with Disability


International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day held on December 03 each year to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities.

Did you know. . . One in five Australians of working age have a disability, but only 53% participate in the workforce compared with 81% for people without a disability.

Artius holds at its core, the philosophy (supported by significant evidence-based research) that people are healthier and happier when gainfully employed. Work improves self-esteem and wellbeing and decreases the risk of illness.

Artius Disability Employment Services (DES) promote and assist the employment of people who have an illness, injury, disability and/or a medical health condition by:

  • Assisting people with disability to find work in open employment situations
  • Assisting employers to employ people with disability
  • Supporting the ongoing employment of people with disability

Artius strives to ensure people with disability receive the same employment opportunities as people without. Our employment consultants also realise the need to have ongoing physical and mental support to people who suffer from a disability once they have found a job to ensure they can maintain employment.

Team members across all ten Artius sites in the Gold Coast, Ipswich and Sunshine Coast regions are raising awareness by wearing blue on Wednesday 03 December. For more information on how Artius can help you reach your potential visit