Saturday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD).

This year, we’re celebrating with a book launch by a local author with disability, and we’d love for you to join us.

About the book

The Saddest Girl tells the story of a girl called Daisy, who struggles with her mum’s brain injury. 
Tish was a former journalist from Sri Lanka when she had an accident that resulted in an acquired brain injury. The Saddest Girl is a retelling of Tish’s own story and experiences.

Book launch event details

Date: Monday 5 December
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 30 Parke St, Katoomba NSW 2780
RSVP: Places are limited and RSVPs are essential. To RSVP email Council’s Aged and Disability Services Development Officer, Prue Hardgrove at or call 4780 5546.  

What is IDPWD?

IDPWD is a global United Nations event that celebrates the achievements and contributions of people with disability, and how this enriches our community and culture. 

It also aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, break down the physical, technical and attitudinal barriers people with disability face, and celebrate abilities of all kinds.