OCTOBER IS DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

Modified: October 4, 2018 10:30am

Latest News

  • Dual Port station at Chestnut Ridge will provide free electric car charging

    October 16, 2018 3:10pm
  • Plan is intended to establish a framework for preservation, enhancement of existing system

     

    Public comment period follows stakeholder meetings at county parks, Parks User Survey  

    October 16, 2018 9:32am
  • Balanced 2019 proposal includes property tax rate cut of 2%, largest decrease in over a decade

     

    Enhances public health, senior protections; preserves and strengthens the People’s Mandates  

     

    Funding for SUNY Erie, libraries, arts & cultural groups, public art would increase; proposal also includes $32 million for road & bridge investments, $3.2 million for capital improvements in Parks

    October 12, 2018 12:45pm
  • Poloncarz, Higgins announce grants from U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

     

    Funding to be used to support existing Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force projects,

     implement Probation Opioid Response Initiative, Opioid Overdose Review Board

     

    October 9, 2018 3:42pm
  • County Executive Poloncarz, Legislator Burke visit repaired roadway

    October 8, 2018 5:02pm

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Date: 
10/4/18

The Erie County Office for People with Disabilities is partnering with numerous community agencies throughout the month of October to raise awareness about Disability Awareness Month through education, outreach, and community events around Erie County. Each weekday during October a partner agency will be present from 11am – 2pm at the Downtown Library in Buffalo with information on services and supports for individuals with disabilities. Organizations such as The Arc Erie County, WNY Independent Living, the Epilepsy Association, Deaf Access Services, Parent Network and many more will be represented. Parent Network is also conducting a four-week parenting series throughout the month. In addition, a Diversity Career Fair will be held at the Downtown Library on October 25th, while many other conferences, workshops, and special presentations will be held in October as well.

 

“Disability Awareness Month is a great opportunity to raise public awareness of individuals living with disabilities in our community and talk about the wide variety of services and supports that are available to them,” said Executive Director of the Office for People with Disabilities Frank Cammarata III.  “It is a very full schedule with items of interest for many people and events are held at different times of the day so we encourage anyone wishing to learn more to access the full schedule and make plans to join us at any of these events.”

 

Other highlights of Disability Awareness Month include an Autism Services Artwork Sale and Auction on October 5, the NDEAM luncheon at Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Friday October 19, a symposium on brain health, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease on October 23, and the annual Housing & Special Needs Population Conference on October 30th.

 

 

The full schedule of events for Disability Awareness Month can be viewed here .

 

 

For more information:

 

On the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities, visit http://www2.erie.gov/ecod/

 

 

 

 

 

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