Southern River resident’s idea for children with disabilities brings families together


Annie Loo: We wanted to create a day for the entire family.
Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au   d457706
Annie Loo: We wanted to create a day for the entire family. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d457706

A SOUTHERN River resident is co-ordinating a fun family day for children with a disability at the Lady Lawley Cottage in Cottesloe.

The event will provide an |opportunity for families living with a disability to meet other families in similar circumstances.

Annie Loo is organising the event with five others as part of the John Curtin Leadership Academy. The 23-year-old is studying a double degree in psychology human resource management and industrial relations.

She said it would enable the families of people with disabilities to seek out a support network.

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“I think the objective of this event is to allow children of disability understand what it is like to interact with everyone,” she said.

“We wanted to create a day for the entire family.”

She said she did not personally know anyone who had a disability and that was the reason why she decided to take on this project.

“I feel this project will have the best and largest impact on the community,” she said.

“The aim is everyone goes away with a better support network than when they arrived.”

The event will be held at Lady Lawley Cottage in Cottesloe on October 9.