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Limb Difference Awareness Week

Limb Difference Awareness Week 2021

17 October – 23 October 2021

This year’s theme for Limb Difference Awareness Week is “Shine a Light“.

Limb Difference Awareness Week- LDAW2021 – is an opportunity to raise awareness of people living with a hand or limb difference. Our goal is to promote inclusion and inspire others through our stories.

Here are some ideas about how you can get involved!


  • Update your profile photo with the Limb Difference Awareness Week Twibbon
  • Post a photo, message or video supporting Limb Difference Awareness Week and include these tags #LDAW2021 #aussiehands #limbdifference
  • Like/share/comment on posts on the Aussie Hands Facebook and Instagram pages


  • Ask your child’s teacher or principal to support Limb Difference Awareness Week through a mention in the school newsletter encouraging parents to have a conversation with their children about acceptance and inclusion.
  • Donate ‘Little Miss Jessica Goes to School’ to the school and request that the book is featured in classrooms or the library during Limb Difference Awareness Week. It is a good way to open the conversation that everyone is special just the way they are.
  • Ask your school to sponsor a fundraiser/activity:
    • Wear Red to Support Limb Difference Awareness Week: wear something red and bring a gold coin donation. Collect proceeds and donate to Aussie Hands, a registered charity supporting individuals with a hand/limb difference. Donations over $2 are tax deductable.
    • Rock a Sock: Ask students to bring a sock to wear on their dominant hand to experience having a hand difference for a day or when undertaking a specific in-class activity.


  • Host a morning tea with colleagues for Limb Difference Awareness week as ask colleagues to donate a gold coin.
  • Share your story at work through internal communications (eg: Staff Newsletter, Staff profile)
  • Ask your work to become a corporate sponsor of Aussie Hands or include us as part of the ‘Staff Giving’ program. Find out how by contacting


  • Contribute to the work of the Aussie Hands Foundation Inc in providing support, information and encouragement to people born with a hand difference and their families by making a donation. Donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

We look forward to your support and involvement in Limb Difference Awareness Week!

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