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Champions for Children Award

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NetNews: May 2022

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

The month of May has been very eventful, exciting and a celebration of partnerships. Besides being Mental Health and Prader-Willi Awareness Month, May 19 marked the 11th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. In observance… Read More »

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Homestead Woman Locks Son in Dog Cage After Child Was Being ‘Aggressive’: Police

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

A mother in one Miami-Dade city was taken into custody after she told police she locked her child in a large dog cage because he was “aggressive” to her. Homestead Police arrived Monday at the home, located in the 200 block of Northeast 12th Avenue in Homestead, after an investigator from the Department of… Read More »

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2021 Gold Seal of Transparency

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Our organization earned a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency! Now, everyone can view our financial details and learn about the people at our organization. Check out our updated status. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/59-1617964

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THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SURPASS OUR GIVE MIAMI DAY GOAL!

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

November 19, 2021 THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SURPASS OUR GIVE MIAMI DAY GOAL! Coming Together is a Beginning; Keeping Together is Progress; Working Together is Success.   -Henry Ford Yesterday you made all three happen and our community will be better for it. We work every day to build a more inclusive, accepting… Read More »

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Back to School Extravaganza

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October 2021 Netnews: AMERICA’S RECOVERY: POWERED BY INCLUSION

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

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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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