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Developmental Disability Awareness Student Contest

Each year, The Arc of New Jersey hosts a Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month outreach event at The Statehouse in Trenton. The theme of this year's event and design contest is "Developmental Disabilities Awareness: It Matters to Me". Students in grades 3 - 12 are invited to design a bulletin board, poster, and/or video that incorporates the theme of this year's campaign and illustrates the students' acceptance of all people.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is a perfect opportunity to educate students about the spectrum of ability. For example, some disabilities are visible (a person who uses a wheelchair or crutches to ambulate), while other disabilities may not be easily recognized or seen by the eye (cognitive impairments that affect the way a person speaks, learns, or interacts with others).

For more information, go to http://www.disabilityawarenessnj.org/

NJ YELL “Youth Excelling in Leading & Learning”

The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is actively recruiting youth and young adults with and without disabilities and/or special healthcare needs, ages 16 – 26, for the youth advisory council: NJ YELL.

NJ YELL provides youth and young adults the opportunity for training in advocacy while engaging with a diversified group of key stakeholders at NJ Community of Care Consortium quarterly meetings. The NJ YELL also participate in face to face regional meetings, teleconferences, webinars and special events that are dedicated to learning their rights and improving outcomes as they transition to adult life. NJ YELL members receive stipends for participation in meetings.

To increase the voice and capacity for youth to enable them participate in self advocacy, and grow into leadership roles to improve the systems that impact their education, healthcare, and independent living.

For more information contact: Erin Seigh, Transition Coordinator, SPAN (732) 318-8353 or eseigh@spannj.org

Dialogues with Dan

On Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Dan Windheim hosts the internet radio show "Dialogues with Dan". Dan conducts interviews with individuals making a difference in the disability community. To access the broadcast, go to http://www.rocklandworldradio.com/program/dialogues/

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