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The Story Behind Nike’s Unveil First Hands-Free Shoe

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Then 16-year-old Matthew Walzer, who has Cerebral Palsy, wrote to Nike in 2012 saying he was disappointed no athletic brand had thought to create sneakers adapted for people with disabilities like him. Nike brought the teen visionary on to create a hinged sneaker that closes upon pressing one’s heel down and is therefore hands-free…. Read More »

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PAYING IT FORWARD!

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

For years, Monica struggled to find a way to pay for the disposable underwear her son needed. As a result of his being born with cerebral palsy, he will need them for the rest of his life. “I had no insurance, my job paid very little, and Guillermo wasn’t allowed to go to school… Read More »

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Mobile COVID testing is coming to Miami-Dade schools. Here’s where and when kids can go

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

In an effort to expand coronavirus testing for children, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the University of Miami Health System have teamed up to offer free tests in schools across the county. The partnership started Friday at Coral Reef Senior High School, the first on a month-long tour for the health system’s Pediatric Mobile… Read More »

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Wish Book: ‘He’s an angel to us.’ This young Homestead man is autistic. His family needs help

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

BY DANIEL DOMENECH AND INGRID HERNANDEZ SOUTH FLORIDA MEDIA NETWORK DECEMBER 21, 2020 06:00 AM Mario Arevalo remembers when his son, Harold, was diagnosed as autistic 23 years ago. “It wasn’t easy to accept,” he recalls. “We didn’t know about autism, but little by little we started learning more so that we could find… Read More »

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GIVING TAG PROGRAM

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

We are so excited to share that The Advocacy Network on Disabilities is now participating in the Giving Tag Program, which is designed to make it easy to give back to our local community. Now, more than ever, we need your support in helping families with funding for housing, food, and emotional support and… Read More »

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This week is Inclusive Schools Week December 7-11, 2020!

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

The Time for Inclusion is Now! This week is Inclusive Schools Week December 7-11, 2020. Inclusive Schools Week celebrates the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other… Read More »

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Pandemic Helpline Launches For People With IDD, Caregivers

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |
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Shop with AmazonSmile this Holiday Season!

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Make a difference this holiday season! Help the Advocacy Network on Disabilities continue to provide supports and services to children and adults with disabilities. Every time you shop for gifts with AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to your favorite charitable organization—no fees, no extra cost. All you need to do is… Read More »

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Pledge Today! Give Miami Day 2020

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Give Miami Day 2020 is on Tuesday, November 19, 2020! We know that there are thousands of organizations participating in Give Miami Day 2020. But we hope that this year you choose The Advocacy Network on Disabilities as one of your charities of choice. Now, more than ever, we need your support in helping… Read More »

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GIVE MIAMI DAY 2020!

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, November 19, 2020, is Give Miami Day 2020! Now more than ever, we need your support in helping families with funding for housing, food, and providing extensive emotional support and counseling. Make sure you mark the occasion on your calendars and join us on #GiveMiamiDay2020 in continuing to provide services… Read More »

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