Sibling Summit 2016 -WisconsinSibs

 Posted by on August 16, 2016 at 4:56 PM  Events
Aug 162016

WisconsinSibs is hosting the Siblings Summer 2016 event. This event will be held on Saturday, September 17 in Madison, WI.

“Plan to attend our first-ever Sibling Summit hosted by WisconSibs, Inc. This one-day event will be filled with information, inspiration and networking for adults who have siblings with disabilities, family members and professionals. Held at the beautiful American Family Headquarters just northeast of Madison, WI, the Sibling Summit features speakers and activities critical to siblings, family members and professionals. Registration now open“.

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Publication:  WisconsinSibs Website 

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Home For a Special Needs Child -Fundraiser

 Posted by on April 26, 2016 at 5:44 PM  Events, Inspire
Apr 262016

We are here to help the Jackson family who is in need of assistance in gathering funds for a down payment on a home that will provide a safe and functional living space for their special needs child.

Zacharia Faith Groenig-Jackson is one of three children in the Groenig-Jackson family. Before Zach’s birth, Misty, Zach’s mother and father Dustin, were told by the doctors that there would be complications with Zach’s birth which would leave him with physical disabilities that would challenge him and his family for the rest of their lives. On December 27, 1995 Misty went into premature labor with Zach. Knowing the complications that would challenge Zach and the family, the doctors asked Misty if she wanted to abort the child. Misty told the doctors and extended family that if it were meant for Zach to be in her life, God would bring him into this world as he would. On December 27, 1995, Zach was born premature and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and had severe neurological issues that would leave him wheelchair bound for the rest of his life.

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Jackson Family Photo.  Five people one of them appears to be in a wheelchair.  It looks like Christmas time.

Jackson Family Photo

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Wheelchair Wash and Health Fair 2016

 Posted by on April 21, 2016 at 8:44 PM  Events, Self-Improve
Apr 212016

This year’s wheelchair wash in Appleton, WI will be a little bit different. It will be held at NuMotion instead of the Fox Valley Technical College. NuMotion is located on West Hill Boulevard in Appleton, WI. Also registration for the event is now with Making the Ride Happen this year. Don’t worry besides being able to clean up your power wheelchair, Manual wheelchair or scooter there will still be door prizes, community resources, wellness booths, safety inspections, and lunch. As usual, this is a free event. For more information and information on location, transportation, and free registration click the flyer link below.

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People with disabilities in media

 Posted by on September 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM  Events
Sep 172014

When’s the last time you switched on the TV to see a person in a wheelchair selling you laundry detergent?

Olan Farnall, a professor of advertising at Texas Tech, recently published a study stating only 2.5 to 3 percent of all aired commercials feature characters with disabilities.

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Author: Blake Ursch       Publication: LubbockOline    Date: 8-1-14

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Children Who Shine From Within

 Posted by on August 26, 2014 at 1:39 PM  Events, Inspire, Socialization
Aug 262014

I bent down and spoke from a painful memory tucked away since second grade. “When I was your age, I felt different too. I felt uncomfortable, self-conscious. One boy said really cruel things about the way I looked. He said I didn’t belong. His words hurt me for a long, long time,” I admitted.

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Author:  Rachel Macy Stafford      Publication: Huffington Post    Date: 8-22-14

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Disability Pride Madison Festival 2014

 Posted by on July 26, 2014 at 7:51 AM  Events
Jul 262014

Disability Pride Madison Festival
By Timothy A Carey, DisabilityVoice™
The Disability Pride Festival brings families, friends and neighbors together. Celebrate the
talents, skills, arts, energy and pride of people with and without disabilities. Join everyone on
Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 12 noon until 5:00 PM.
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