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COUNT US IN: A celebration of Newcastle’s inclusiveness and accessibility

Over 30 events and activities will be popping up around Newcastle as part of the 2022 Count Us In festival, a celebration of Newcastle’s inclusiveness and accessibility.  
The two-week program, delivered in partnership with Community Disability Alliance Hunter and other community and business groups, focuses on leisure and lifestyle activities such as accessible fishing at Hunter Wetlands, Drumming Workshops, CDAH Queer Peers Social event, and Speak Up Hunter at the Wickham Park Hotel

The festival kicks off Friday with a University of Newcastle facilitated event, ‘Tourette’s Superpower’, which will provide knowledge, insight, celebration, and connection for neurodivergent people in our community.

The event will give people an in-depth look at Tourettes, and how to reduce stigma and help create a more inclusive community.

The City of Newcastle is hosting two key events in the program which focus on inclusion being everyone’s business calling on business and employment professionals to join the conversation and focus on how they can create more meaningful pathways for people into the workforce. 

Families are also invited to take part in low sensory and inclusive events at Newcastle Museum. 

Count Us in Newcastle will be held from 13 to 28 May 2022. For a full program of events and activities, visit City of Newcastle’s website.