1981 - Carry On Cripple season of feature films about disability at National Film Theatre, programmed by Allan Sutherland and Steve Dwoskin
1981 - Artsline founded
1981 - Path Productions founded, then the only company to integrate non-disabled, physically and mentally disabled performers
1981 - Oily Cart founded, aiming to provide a theatre for the very young and for young people with complex learning disabilities