|Make your plans to attend the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C. April 7-9 and take advantage of special early registration until March 7. This event is your best opportunity to cultivate new champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with I/DD. This unique platform offers you the opportunity to come together with other advocates, learn about the issues, and speak with your elected officials about what is important to you. Get the best rates and availability for the event now at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington, D.C. and find out more about this year’s program at www.disabilitypolicyseminar.org.
Hosted by: The Arc, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
Promotional Support Provided by: Sibling Leadership Network
|This year, The Arc began national expansion of the Wings for Autism™ program with events at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Jacksonville International Airport. Wings for Autism™, one of The Arc’s newest national initiatives, is an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families and aviation professionals. The program provides families with the opportunity to practice entering the airport, obtain boarding passes, go through security, and board a plane.
Sylvia Furstenberg, Executive Director of The Arc of King County, shared her experience in a blog post that highlights reactions from a number of families who participated. To learn about upcoming Wings for Autism™ events near you, visit The Arc’s website.
|March is national Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and The Arc invites you to join us on March 29 in a national grassroots initiative to help raise awareness about people with I/DD. What should you do? Simply make plans to go out somewhere in public on Saturday, March 29. That’s all. Just plan a day out and about with friends and family or by yourself enjoying the things you like to do. And, in the process help raise awareness and generate some conversation about people with I/DD. This one-day movement will harness our collective power to gain allies, foster understanding, dispel myths and encourage people without disabilities to recognize that we’re not so different after all. Follow The Arc online at facebook.com/thearcus or twitter.com/thearcus and show us what you are doing on March 29 by sharing your photos using the hashtag #DDAware.