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By Sunrise Group on November 28, 2013
As everyone gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and yes, even strangers, we are reminded of the many generous donors, volunteers and supporters that allow Sunrise to fulfill our mission every year. Thank you for all you do!! In honor of our “everyday heroes,” we are sharing stories of “Heroes Among Us” from around the country. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
By Sunrise Group on November 26, 2013
Tennessee is known for its “Tour of Homes” …. various groups throughout the state host Holiday Tours of Homes, Charity Tours of Homes, Candlelight Tours of Homes, Antebellum Tours of Homes… you get the picture. Recently, Springdale held its own local “Tour of A Home – DIDD Style.” Floyd welcomed Tennessee’s Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities into his home for a survey. Check out the results!
“Sunrise Breakthrough Productions – Inclusive Voices in Film” Offers Donors A Direct Role in Changing Lives
By Sunrise Group on October 30, 2013
If you’re all about Miami, check out how Sunrise’s new projects will be featured by the Miami Foundation on its second annual Give Miami Day on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. The annual day of giving offers donors a direct role in shaping Miami’s future with innovative initiatives like “Sunrise Breakthrough Productions – Inclusive Voices in Film.”
By Kimberley Thompson on October 11, 2013
After decades of changing lives through adaptive water sports, Shake-A-Leg is still making “first time” and “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences a reality for adults with profound intellectual and physical disabilities. Just last month, Shake-A-Leg led by Captain Craig Kirk welcomed adults from Sunrise’s 120 person campus for a “Day at Sea.” The weekend was part self-rediscovery, part embodied journey, and part group adventure. Everyone (Sunrise staff included) had a remarkable time. Our warmest thanks to Shake-A-Leg for its holistic approach to water sports and for helping give “adaptive sea legs” to people with mobility limitations.
By Sunrise Group on October 8, 2013
Inclusive Sports helps bring people with disabilities from the societal margins to become participating members of the community. Often referred to as “Sports Ability,” recreational play addresses physical activity for ALL. In addition to raising activity levels and improving one’s overall health, sports offer an added dimension of community inclusion, acceptance and participation for people with physical and cognitive challenges. Plus, it is just GREAT FUN!!
By Sunrise Group on September 20, 2013
It is often said that, “disabilities is the one minority that anyone can join at any moment in his/her life.” Despite disabilities and physical challenges that might be acquired with age, a 2010 AARP survey found that nearly 90 percent of seniors older than 65 want to “age in place,” or to live in their own home and community safely, independently and comfortably. Self-determination is a dignified right desired by people of ALL abilities, including people with intellectual challenges. Learn more about one man’s personal journey here.
By Kimberley Thompson on August 29, 2013
Inspired by the civil rights movement, a Disability Rights Activist named Ed Roberts led a similar campaign for the greater disabilities community. One of the founding principles of the movement was the idea that self-advocates are the best experts on their needs. As a result, people with disabilities organized themselves for political power through the self-advocacy movement. The spirit of Roberts’ ideals and self-advocacy are still vibrant and thriving today. Appropriately, many disability advocates use the symbol of the prickly artichoke to represent the ongoing fight for equal access and rights across the United States.
By Kimberley Thompson on August 12, 2013
As part of Publix Super Markets Charities commitment to both education and community involvement, they recently provided an additional $10,000 grant to Sunrise’s “Adopt-A-Family” project. The latest grant award was used to remodel and update the kitchen of a community group home in Miami. While the physical improvements to the culinary equipment and appliances are aesthetically pleasing and functionally enhanced, the greatest change is in the six women who live in the group home! Thank you Publix Super Market Charities!!