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About Disability Awareness Month

Disability is broader than most people think, it can be physical, mental, visible, or invisible.

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Upcoming Events

The 2022 Braille Challenge    Jan. 1, 2022 to Mar. 16, 2022.

Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind held in January through March each year for students, in first through twelfth grades, who are blind or visually impaired. Braille Institute developed Braille Challenge to motivate students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success.

For more information, click https://brailleinstitute.org/braille-challenge/about

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The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge purpose is giving filmmakers—with and without disabilities—the opportunity to collaborate to tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms.

For more information click, https://disabilityfilmchallenge.com/

Local Events in October

Tuesday, October 26, 2021       6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Virtually

Deaf Culture 101

Learn about the various aspects of Deaf Culture including social beliefs, behaviors, art, literary traditions, history, values, and shared institutions of communities that are influenced by deafness, and use sign languages as the main means of communication. Registration is required.

 To learn more and register click  https://rebrand.ly/mysapl-Deaf-Culture-101

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Virtually

Meet the Guide Dogs of Texas

Learn how a professionally bred, raised, trained and personally matched certified guide dog from Guide Dogs of Texas increases freedom, mobility and independence for Texans age 17 and up impacted by blindness.

Registration is required. To learn more and register click  

    https://rebrand.ly/mysapl-meet-the-guide-dogs-of-Texas

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Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Hemisfair, San Antonio       

3rd Annual abilitySTRONG Parade presented by Wave Healthcare, LLC

This parade is a public expression of the belief that disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity in which people living with disabilities can take pride.

For more information, click https://www.abilitystrongparade.org/

        

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Saturday, October 2, 2021    Kicks off virtually at 2pm                                                          

The 2021 Virtual AccessAbility Fest

Presented by Wave Healthcare, the 15th Annual AccessAbility fest features numerous information sessions, and exhibitors with information, products, programs and services that promote independence and inclusion where individuals with disabilities live, work and play. Advanced registration is required and registration is FREE

For more information, click http://www.accessabilityfest.com/