While diversely defined, is a term encompassing the full participation of all people in community life. It has specifically referred to the integration of people with disabilities into society from the local to the national level.
Community integration ensures that people living with disabilities have the supports and services they need to live in their own homes in their communities. We here at Ideal Connections (dsp) Ltd feel strongly about championing community integration and understand that when a community is truly integrated it then becomes the best possible community for all of its inhabitants. Sometimes we spend so much time focusing on what changes the community needs to make to move towards integration that we may overlook what responsibilities service providers, and people living with disabilities, have to contribute to their communities. Ideal connections (dsp) Ltd will enable people living with disabilities to step forward, be proactive, and contribute to their communities.
“In order to support the kinds of community changes necessary to improve people’s chances for a desirable future, virtually all existing human service policies and agencies will have to change the ways they regard people, the ways they relate to communities, the ways they spend money and the ways they define staff roles and responsibilities When people with disabilities are appropriately supported to engage in activities and work placement, clients experience a sense of belonging and have a sense of control over their lives. Consequently, Ideal Connections (dsp)Ltd. believes a person's self image is improved through their achievement of personal goals and their social participation increase through joining in social networks
Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. Held every year on 21 March. The Day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’, the Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster sense of belonging for everyone.
Since 1999, more than 70,000 Harmony Day events have been held in childcare centers, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies across Australia.