New spaces equipped to assist people with additional needs will be popping up soon at Council events.
‘Including You’ is an initiative developed by Ability Links NSW to promote social inclusion by supporting people to participate more fully, and in conjunction with Ability Links, Hills Community Aid is making sure it is going to be at as many Hills events as possible including Council’s Orange Blossom Festival and Australia Day celebrations.
Staffed by trained volunteers, the tents offer resources to assist with accessibility including vision and hearing help, communication cards, seating and helpful information.
A highlight within the tents are tee-pees to provide sensory break-out spaces for children who can become overwhelmed by noise, crowds and other sensory input – each equipped with calming items such as weighted blankets and noise-cancelling headphones.
For more information about Including You Tents, visit www.abilitylinksnsw.org.au or contact www.hca.org.au to request the tent to attend an event near you.
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