The Inclusive Disability Action Spectacular – initially called the “(Dis) Ability Awareness Spectacular” – came to public recognition in November 2018 as Idea 3 of Open Space – Ideas to Action – Changing Lives Changing Communities Forum in Brisbane and provides one pathway to the CLCC powerful question:
“What will it take to create communities where everyone contributes, matters and belongs?”
One of the stages of development was led by QDN Management and the concept was presented to QDN board but did not progress. Further attempts through invited staff and LSG convenors to an Art of Hosting gathered ‘wise ideas’ and sought to make the event inclusive of the entire QDN network by canvasing all LSGs state-wide for their ‘wise ideas’ around the concept.
Good governance requirements drove the idea to become a separate legal entity and so Dis Ability Awareness Spectacular became a registered company limited by guarantee, and subsequently a registered charity, in June 2019.
Greater involvement of persons with a disability, Consultation and research findings has led to the movement’s new name of “Inclusive Disability Action Spectacular”.