Improved Communication Initiative – 4/11/2019

Topic: Additional Supports & Resources

  • AAC – Augmentative & Alternative Communication
  • ASD – Autism
  • Nursing
  • OT/PT Occupational & Physical Therapy
  • Transition
  • Transportation

Audience:      Parents, Educators, Community Service Providers

Date:              Thursday, April 11, 2019

Location:      Gymnasium at Durgan Building, 1840 S. 18th St, Lafayette, IN 47905

Time:             6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

RSVP:            By April 10th to Kathy Wotherspoon

Email: kwotherspoon@lsc.k12.in.us OR Phone: 765-771-6006

This communication initiative is sponsored by the Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (G.L.A.S.S.) in collaboration with the Lafayette School Corporation, Tippecanoe School Corporation, and West Lafayette Community School Corporation.

2019 Disability Awareness Month

Awareness Month & Campaign

Each March, Disability Awareness Month is celebrated throughout Indiana. And given that adults and children with disabilities represent slightly more than 19 percent of Indiana’s population, disability awareness is important for all of us.

Led by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, the goal of Disability Awareness Month is to promote the independence, integration, and inclusion of all people with disabilities. The Council develops a unique theme for this annual event and produces campaign materials that are available free of charge to Hoosiers who want to help make a difference.

The 2019 Disability Awareness month campaign theme is “Be Cool. We Are.” No matter the differences between people, it is always better to treat others the way you want to be treated, and this is especially true when interacting with friends, co-workers, and other Hoosiers who live with disabilities. The theme is all about the importance of being comfortable in your own skin and making the conscious decision to be yourself, because acting different around someone with a disability isn’t cool.

This is the 29th year for Disability Awareness Month. Won’t you join thousands of advocates and people with disabilities across the state by conducting community-based activities? Activities include events such as mayoral proclamations; art contests; and awareness campaigns in schools, businesses and government agencies.

Link to Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities