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Open house kicks off month of disability awareness activities

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Nevada Daily Mail

October is Disability Awareness Month, and On My Own, Inc., is spreading the word about several related events slated throughout the remainder of the month. Kicking off events is an open house celebration, 8-9 a.m., Friday, at On My Own, 428 E. Highland, Nevada.

The first Transition and Resource Expo for students with disabilities, ages 14-21, and their family members. This is a regional event and will be held Oct. 10, at the El Dorado Springs Community Center to observe Missouri Disability Employment Awareness Month. Two sessions will be provided, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. The expo will provide a unique opportunity to learn new information regarding community resources, organizations, employers, and educators to help students transition from being a youth to becoming an adult, a press release said. For more information please contact Debby Stewart at (888) 781-7818, or dstewart@ptimpact.org. The Transition and Resource Expo is provided free of charge, door prizes will be given away.

On My Own, Inc., will be hosting a community dance to celebrate Disability Awareness Month Oct. 14, 2-4 p.m., at the Nevada Eagles Lodge. Admission is free. For more information, contact Thaylee at On My Own at (417) 667-7007.

Awareness events will continue Oct. 16, when On My Own Parent Support Group will host an open house. 5:30-7 p.m., in the On My Own conference room. This group is designed for parents of children ages birth through young adult. The group offers dynamic discussions as they share strategies and parenting experiences and lend support to one another, a press release said.

A variety of topics will be covered in the support group and parents will receive information, encouragement and support for each family's unique situation. A light dinner will be served, and free childcare will be provided.

Reservations are appreciated and may be made by calling Amanda at (417) 667-7007.



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