Media Releases

Accept Difference Initiative to Change the Lives of Thousands of Mid North Coast Families 

Download Media Release – 15 July 2016

Regional NSW Accept Difference Television Commercial Reaches a Global Audience 

Download Media Release – 8 August 2016

Accept Difference a Finalist in the NSW Disability Industry Innovation Awards 

Download Media Release – 17 February 2017

Media Coverage


19th July 2016 Port Macquarie News – Campaign spreads Accept Difference message 

1st August 2016 Coffs Coast Advocate – Campaign Urges Inclusion for All with Disability

23rd August 2016 The Mcleay Argus – Mid North Coast Disability Awareness Campaign Goes Viral

24st August 2016 Port Macquarie News – Accept Difference Backs Special Needs Trolleys

19th September 2016 Guardian News & Port Macquarie News – Mid North Coast Disability Awareness Campaign Spreads the Word Globally


28th July 2016 Prime 7 North Coast – Campaign to Change Attitudes

12th August 2016 NBN News – ‘Accept Difference’ Campaign reaches international audience

Online Articles and Blog Posts

11th August 2016 ABC News – Disability Awareness Campaign Run by Mid North Coast Service Reaches World Wide Audience.

1st September 2016 ECIA NSW – Accept Difference, A Disability Awareness Campaign to Promote Inclusion.

Accept Difference Advertorial Content

Press advertorial. Image of Jacob Bush, a local teenager, working as a register attendant in a supermarket and happily attending to customers. Text that partners this image reads as: My name is Jacob and I am 17. I love being involved in the performing arts and I have Down Syndrome. Like all young people I need to build my skills for the workforce. With family and school support I now have 2 work experience placements. Learn how you can become an Inclusive Business and meet the needs of people with diverse abilities.

Press advertorial. Image of Mala, a young local, happily playing her cello in a musical ensemble of friends. Text that partners this image reads as: My name is Mala and I am 9 years old. I love playing music and hanging out with my friends and I have Cerebral Palsy. Like all young people I need to play and socialise with friends of all ages. It is helpful when people are patient when they talk with me and make space for how I move around. Learn more Inclusive Actions and meet the needs of people with diverse abilities.

Nambucca Valley Early Childhood POP