October Newsletter: Resources for People with Disabilities in Florida

Our October Newsletter includes useful resources for people with disabilities in Florida and their families. These resources can be used as well by professionals to create awareness and provide training to community members and staff.

October Newsletter: Resources for People with Disabilities in Florida

Among others, October is the Awareness Month for Bullying Prevention, Down syndrome, and Disability Employment. During this month we have developed several educational materials in both in English and Spanish to help families and professionals create awareness regarding these important topics that affect our community.

Why is so important to create awareness about bullying prevention in our communities?

As reported by Stopbullying.gov,

“No single factor puts a child at risk of being bullied or bullying others. Bullying can happen anywhere—cities, suburbs, or rural towns. Depending on the environment, some groups—such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (#LGBTQ) youth, youth with #disabilities, and socially isolated youth—may be at an increased risk of being bullied.
Learn more, here, https://buff.ly/2QLAhuV”

What about Disability Inclusion in the workplace?

We all can make a positive difference if we join forces to create opportunities for our students, youth and adults with disabilities.

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Do you know, Kayla McKeon, she is the first U.S. registered lobbyist with Down syndrome. What a better way to celebrate Down syndrome awareness month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month than sharing this inspiring video of her sharing her story at the #NDEAM celebration in New York last Tuesday?

All these materials are Available for Download

In reality awareness months are just opportunities to highlight these topics and bring positive discussions about them; however, awareness is done on daily basis through our commitment to strengthen inclusive communities. For that, the information above along the full collection of these educational materials are available for free. They can be used as training materials as well and can be posted online, downloaded for printing, or shared on your social media pages or embed on your website from the original link on Facebook.

Click on the link or picture below to learn more, open and download the entire collection,

National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Month

Other Important Materials Available for Download

Click here to download, Disaster Readiness Guide and Disaster Supply Kit 

For more information or help, please contact me,

Eliana Tardio, Director of Digital Communications, eliana@fndfl.org 

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