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By Sunrise Group on December 16, 2013
The holidays are a time for giving, and the needs in Southwest Florida are great. United Cerebral Palsy of Southwest Florida in Cape Coral is working to fill those needs. Their contributions and support for families in the area were recently featured in the local news’ “12 Days of Giving” Series. The holiday-themed initiative is a great opportunity for people to give back while supporting local people with disabilities and their families all year long …. even after the holidays have ended.
By Sunrise Group on November 15, 2013
Sunrise Community, Inc. in Miami is gearing up for the 2nd Annual Give Miami Day, on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013! This year’s Giving Day goal is set at a rather ambitious $2,500. For Sunrise, these unrestricted dollars represent the ability for us to serve even more people with developmental and acquired disabilities. Any gift, as small as $25 or as large as $10,000 dollars, will be matched by the Miami Foundation.
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By Kimberley Thompson on November 12, 2013
The greater disabilities community needs you to call six US Senators and tell them that you support the CRPD! The treaty, known as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, has been ratified by 138 countries. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities and ensure that they enjoy full equality under the law.
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 Kimberley Thompson on October 6, 2013
Sunrise Community and our affiliates will be recognizing National Mental Health Awareness week from Oct. 6 through Oct. 12 with inclusive activities focused on creating more acceptance of mental illness and to give hope to those affected using art. It is a week dedicated to promoting awareness, providing support and phasing out the stigma attached to mental illness.
By Sunrise Group on October 4, 2013
This week more than sixty disability rights activists were arrested while protesting outside Speaker John Boehner’s office on Monday, September 30, 2013. The demonstrators were among 200 members of the disability rights group ADAPT from across the country who are in Washington advocating for greater access to community living.
By Sunrise Group on October 2, 2013
As the first U.S. government shutdown in more than 17 years takes hold, some programs benefiting people with disabilities will continue with business as usual while others grind to a halt. Find out what may impact you and/or your loved one with disabilities.