October is Disability Awareness Month

October 25, 2011 | By Karen Poch

As we near the end of October, leaves are falling and the air is filled with the smell of spices and crisp apples. But don’t forget to celebrate this glorious time of year by honoring Disability Awareness Month along with Handi-Lift. New York City has already sponsored several honorary events including an open party hosted by NYC Comptroller John Lui at the fully wheelchair accessible Lighthouse International. If you haven’t yet experienced any of these special events, you haven’t missed your chance:

  • The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is hosting a series of activities including specialized performances, family activities, tours, movie screenings and speaker events for children and adults with varying special needs all the way through October 31st.
  • All New York Harbor Healthcare System campuses are holding White Cane Day events to recognize and support the needs of those who are blind and/or visually impaired. The next event is this week in Brooklyn on October 26th (1st Floor Atrium, 9:00 AM - 1 PM.

Whether or not you join in, don’t let the end of October be the end of accessibility awareness. Keep reading as Handi-lift works to keep you informed about disability awareness all twelve months of the year.

Author Bio

As a former educator for students with severe developmental disabilities, Karen Poch has a special passion for disability awareness and equality. She is proud to be a contributing blog writer for Handi-Lift, an organization whose shared mission is Accessibility with Dignity.