International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated this year on December 3rd. The annual observance was initially proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly. The day’s observance aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.
The theme for 2022 is centered around innovation and transformative solutions for inclusive development in employment, reducing inequality, and inclusion. Amputee Coalition programs and initiatives, like the Workforce Development Program, advocacy efforts on the state and federal levels, and our efforts and resources to empower the limb loss and limb difference community to live their lives to the fullest, support the goals of this important day.
On this day of observance, we stand in support of the limb loss and limb difference community. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families. We aim to increase awareness about limb loss prevention and ensure amputees have a voice in matters affecting their ability to thrive.
To learn more about the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, visit https://idpwd.org/.