Disability Awareness Student Contest
year, The Arc of New Jersey hosts a Developmental Disabilities Awareness
Month outreach event at The Statehouse in Trenton. The theme of
this year's event and design contest is "Developmental Disabilities
Awareness: It Matters to Me". Students in grades 3 - 12 are
invited to design a bulletin board, poster, and/or video that incorporates
the theme of this year's campaign and illustrates the students'
acceptance of all people.
Awareness Month is a perfect opportunity to educate students about
the spectrum of ability. For example, some disabilities are visible
(a person who uses a wheelchair or crutches to ambulate), while
other disabilities may not be easily recognized or seen by the eye
(cognitive impairments that affect the way a person speaks, learns,
or interacts with others).
For more information,
go to http://www.disabilityawarenessnj.org/
YELL “Youth Excelling in Leading & Learning”
Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is actively recruiting youth and
young adults with and without disabilities and/or special healthcare
needs, ages 16 – 26, for the youth advisory council: NJ YELL.
provides youth and young adults the opportunity for training in
advocacy while engaging with a diversified group of key stakeholders
at NJ Community of Care Consortium quarterly meetings. The NJ YELL
also participate in face to face regional meetings, teleconferences,
webinars and special events that are dedicated to learning their
rights and improving outcomes as they transition to adult life.
NJ YELL members receive stipends for participation in meetings.
the voice and capacity for youth to enable them participate in self
advocacy, and grow into leadership roles to improve the systems
that impact their education, healthcare, and independent living.
information contact: Erin Seigh, Transition Coordinator, SPAN (732)
318-8353 or email@example.com
evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Dan Windheim hosts the internet radio
show "Dialogues with Dan". Dan conducts interviews with
individuals making a difference in the disability community. To
access the broadcast, go to http://www.rocklandworldradio.com/program/dialogues/