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YOUR IMPACT

30 PLUS YEARS, OVER $10,000,000 RAISED FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITY

The Great Endeavour One Day Rally is helping to redefine learning in 2021. 

Imagine a daily life where your current definition of possible was a bit less plausible – a life where learning, reasoning, and problem-solving or the general life skills they go hand in hand with were a daily struggle. This is the challenge and reality for people with intellectual disability.

In 2021, The Great Endeavour Rally is going the extra mile to help redefine how we overcome the everyday challenges of people with intellectual disability, paving the way for a more open and accessible reality filled with opportunity for everyone we support.

A key to making this happen are our virtual reality programs – a growing library of carefully created and curated digital learning resources. Covering a wide range of skills in the home and in the workplace, these programs are designed to make learning safe, repeatable, and accessible for people with intellectual disability.

Think of it this way - the most basic of skills you may have learned when you were young have set you up for a life well-lived. Even something like driving a car and understanding road safety has made a world of difference in your daily life. Maneuvering the car, night-time safety, and even parking are now parts of how you are independent gong from a to b, for work and personal needs.

For a person with an intellectual disability, understanding such skills and concepts can take more time, patience, and guidance. It may take months to learn, but it’s possible with these new learning resources, ones that make the process repeatable, engaging, and fun.  

You, with every kilometre driven and dollar raised, can help ensure people with intellectual disability can make the most of this innovation as they work towards a more active and independent life. 

Disability Stats

1 in 5

people within Australia have some form of disability

35.9%

of Australian’s 8.9 Million households include a person with a disability [1]

Every
2 hours

a child is diagnosed with an intellectual disability [2]

10%

The unemployment rate for people with disability is 10% nearly double that for people without disability

21

Australia ranks 21 out of 29 OECD countries for labour force participation of people with disability [2]

80%

Almost 80% of school principals report not having enough resources to meet the needs of children with disability. [3]

Except where stated otherwise, data is taken from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2019, 4430.0 - Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia 2018

[1] Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016, 4430.0 - Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers 2015. 

[2] ‘Disability expectations – Investing in a better life, a stronger Australia’ – Price Waterhouse Coopers, 2011.

[3] Australian Education Union 2015 State of Our Schools Survey