March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

If you or a friend, co-worker, loved one or client has a developmental disability, this month is for you!

 

What You Can Do

Spread the word to your friends and family!

Developmental disability is a natural part of the human experience and affects about 45 million Americans and their families.

All people with developmental disabilities can be productive, contributing members of their communities!

Many people with developmental disabilities rely on publicly funded services and supports in order to fully participate in community life.

During times of economic decline, essential services and supports for people with developmental disabilities are often threatened.

The power of people with disabilities is strongest when their voices are united with each other and their friends, families and other allies.

Policy makers can only make good public policy when they hear from the people directly affected by their decisions!

Siblings Support Group Comes Back to UCP!

SIBS CONNECT

2/14/2012

Please join us for our Sibs Connect event on the 4th Saturday of each month.

 

Sibs Connect is an activity group for children ages 5-12 years who have a sibling with disabilities.

Sibs Connect will provide fun activities, support & information for siblings.

Sibs Connect will be led by Kaitlin Congo and the University of Tampa Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Kaitlin has a 25 year old sibling with cerebral palsy. Kaitlin grew up attending a sibling support group and wants to share her experience and knowledge with young siblings who are experiencing the good and not so good of having a sibling with a disability.

Registration is limited to 15 siblings.

For more information, please email Patti Hansen or call (813) 239-1179 ext: 4129