aiming to make the blue mountains the most inclusive community

With funding from the NDIS Information, Linkages & Capacity Building Program, DARE Disability Support has engaged Dr Annie Brennan to research the experiences of both local businesses and people with intellectual disabilities. The objective is to educate as well as to enable people with disability access to as many businesses as possible. DARE are extremely proud to be working with Dr Annie Brennan on the Are You Inclusive? project.


Our Vision

To make our community the best community in the world for people living with intellectual disability while helping local business.

How will we do it?

In three stages:

ONE: Gathering information from both businesses and people with disability.

TWO: Developing resources package for businesses and people with intellectual disability to pilot. The training package will equip staff with the tools to help them be confidently inclusive, with the outcome being they gain more business. It will also help people with intellectual disability identify and use local businesses freely, confidently and like any other community member.

THREE: Evaluating the resources based on feedback from businesses and customers with disability.