Disability Awareness: Information, Programs and Dates Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2019-01-05
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Although some of these documents from our Awareness category may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
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List of Awareness Publications:
Hidden Disability Symbol Canada (HDSC) is urgently encouraging everyone to participate in a survey and give the hidden disability community the voice and recognition it needs and deserves.
While the ADA has opened doors to inclusion and celebration of people with disabilities there is one group often left out in the celebration - people who have multiple disabilities and are labeled as severely and profoundly impaired.
The week of the 10th to 16th May, 2021, is New Zealand Sign Language Week (NZSL), a nationwide celebration of NZSL as an official language of New Zealand.
The Walker-Warburg Syndrome Awareness Ribbon features light blue and navy blue colors, representing hydrocephalus, brain malformations and diseases.
On World Cancer Day UICC shines a light on responses to COVID-19 pandemic by world cancer organization's and individuals struggling to maintain progress in cancer care.
Outline of World Cancer Day and associated events focused on cancer awareness which takes place each year on the 4th February.
Submit an awareness ribbon design for Coronavirus COVID-19 or design and color outline that could represent gratitude to front-line workers, remembrance, or other meaning.
Dr. Lynette Louise (aka The Brain Broad), and people who build their lives and livings out of helping others, are finding creative and powerful ways to reach out to their communities.
Information regarding the invisible disability sunflower lanyard program where a lanyard is worn around the neck to let others know you have hidden disabilities.
United Nations Global World Food Safety Awareness Day yearly on 7th June aims to strengthen efforts to ensure food we eat is safe.
Second Annual Official National Making The First Move Day® Celebration was held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Shreveport, LA.
Affecting over seven million Canadians, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease remains an unknown and significant threat to men, women and children.
List, table and printable chart outlining the colors of awareness ribbons that represent different types of cancer and their causes.
Aikido, which means the way of the spirit of harmony, is befitting for National Making The First Move Day® and the population we serve.
I was recently challenged to be even more compassionate, understanding, and mindful.
List of International days of observance established by the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO) and UNESCO.
List of annual awareness and observance dates including days, weeks and months, as recognized by U.S. presidential proclamation.
New video from MND Association - The Ride - shows devastating effects of Motor Neurone Disease. The film features 38 year old Luke as his ability to walk, move and speak are taken away from him within just 2 years.
The October AAC Awareness Month was created to promote communication technology for people with complex communication needs.
Chart showing various colors, the color meaning and what it symbolizes, for those who may be looking for ideas in designing new colored awareness bracelets and ribbons.
To mark the first day of Macular Week (25th June - 1st July) and raise awareness of the condition, The Macular Society have released a powerful new film 5 Years Through the Eyes of a Mum.
Global campaign leverages social media to build awareness of rare, fatal childhood disease - Come Together enables people worldwide to #MakeYourMark on Batten Disease.
New PSA's featuring a diverse group of people with disability urge philanthropists to live up to their values on diversity, equity, access, and equality.
28th February marks Rare Disease Day 2018 - There are more than 6000 known rare diseases and over 30 million people living daily with them.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports March 2018 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
Research on how and why women disclose pregnancy loss on Facebook, sheds light on shift in social media behavior that makes it easier for people to come forward and share painful, personal and stigmatized stories.
Indigenous Disability Awareness Month is an opportunity to recognize the challenges that face Indigenous people in B.C. who live with disabilities.
Friday 6th October 2017 is World Cerebral Palsy Day, a CP awareness movement involving people with cerebral palsy, their families, and organisations that support them.
CURE International and the Global Clubfoot Initiative launch strategy where every child born with clubfoot walks free from disability.
5p- Society sponsors creative awareness events for Cri du Chat Syndrome Awareness Week May 1-7, 2017, for people with 5p- Syndrome.
To mark 200 years since James Parkinson first identified the condition named after him, a new biography of this forgotten man will be published.
Each doll comes with a booklet that has a story explaining what life is like with a brother or sister that lives with a disability from the perspective of a typical child.
October 5th declared American Veterans Disabled for Life awareness day to recognize men and women who return from war with life altering injuries.
U.S. National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day occurs annually on February 22.
Medical researchers at MRSN continue to detect, analyze and help physicians and hospitals eradicate drug-resistant bacteria before they spread.
Annual awareness campaign aims for teal pumpkins on every block in America in support of children with food allergies.
Study published by JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, showcases a method for teasing out the impacts of awareness days using big data and finds that at least one awareness day is having a big impact.
Campaign to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, and awareness of how people with Down Syndrome can find employment.
American Association of Heart Failure Nurses promotes healthier living for Heart Failure Awareness week.
Major international companies agree to promote and include persons with disabilities throughout their operations worldwide.
Usher Syndrome is a rare genetic or inherited progressive condition that affects hearing, vision and balance.
Disability in relation to suicide is something that is very hard to find statistics on and it is not a new phenomenon.
Article looks at the purpose of and whether or not medical and health awareness days are useful.
World Hemophilia Day is observed on April 17th to increase awareness about hemophilia and inherited bleeding disorders.
List of awareness ribbon colors and associated causes regarding health and disability - Includes printable awareness ribbon chart.
Social media campaign, #1in10, to raise awareness for the 10% of Americans living with a rare disease.
U.S. Nurses to celebrate Peri-Anesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (PANAW) February 2 to 8th, 2015.
Awareness and education efforts effective in reducing stigma related to rare disabilities such as facial paralysis.
Stop CMV announces launch of new education and awareness research grants to improve awareness about cytomegalovirus the leading cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities.
December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed by the National Council on Disability, a United States of America independent federal agency.
MEDCOM recognizes 2014 International Day of Persons with Disabilities as they encourage people with disabilities to seek employment with MEDCOM.
Next Big Step: Starkloff Disability Institute Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Starkloff Disability Institute announces its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a campaign that occurs throughout October.
The American Occupational Therapy Association offers tips for reducing fall risk at home and in the community.
U.S. Senate Resolution 533 designates September 2014 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.
New study by the RAND Corporation shows 1.1 million people in America caring for injured and disabled who have served in U.S. military since Sept. 11, 2001.
Trucking companies make it possible for remembrance wreaths to be placed on veteran graves at cemeteries nationwide on December 14, 2013, known as National Wreaths Across America Day.
Held annually on the first week of December Older Driver Safety Awareness Week raises awareness of the growing population of seniors and their transportation needs.
Promising Black Bone Disease treatment called nitisinone requires funding for medical tests and clinical trial patient costs.
Establishment of Rheumatoid Awareness day of recognition to be held each year on February 2.
International Day of People with Disability on Dec 3 is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992.
The U.S. Postal Service joins forces with National Association of People with Disabilities and other organizations to recognize talents of American workers living with disabilities.
The National Council on Disability statement on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3 2011.
Series of video shorts developed to raise public awareness about issues pertaining to people with developmental disabilities.
BCAN announces launch of the Hope After Recurrence campaign in conjunction with Bladder Cancer Awareness Day.
Former president John F. Kennedy designated the month of May as Older Americans Month in 1963.
CASLPA is kicking off May Month 2011 with the launch of their first ever Swallowing Awareness Day on Monday May 9.
To commence National Arthritis Awareness Month in May the Arthritis Foundation is calling on Americans to get moving.
List of major awareness dates and commemorative observance days weeks and months that focus on health medical and disability research or ethical causes of importance.
The World Health Organization recognizes more than 150 forms of the disease Primary Immunodeficiency.
Helping people better understand hearing loss and hearing loss prevention and evaluate all the treatment options available to them.
National Heart Failure Awareness Week is set for February 13-19, 2011 to remind patients and others at risk about the signs and symptoms of heart failure.
Forgotten Population campaign is designed to raise awareness and funds for adults with learning disabilities over the age of 22.
To improve awareness of COPD symptoms the NHLBI is launching a new public service announcement campaign.
Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC participated in National Disability Mentoring Day and had three students shadow employees at the dealership.
Tanja Kiewitz became an overnight sensation after she posed in a black bra to raise awareness of disability issues.
Nations largest job shadow program promotes career development for youth students and jobseekers with disabilities.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Awareness Week October 11 - 17 Hopes to Fight Stigma and Raise Awareness of Disorder.
AFN Congratulates Cole Choken on Cancer Awareness Run from Mexico to Calgary.
Plasma is used to make therapies that treat hemophilia and other rare disorders.
The 16th of September marks the beginning of Dementia Awareness Week in NSW which runs until September 26.
Gout Living campaign helps increase understanding and encourage better management of gout.
Consortium of ADHD Organizations Join Forces for ADHD Awareness Week September 13-17.
Probability of dying in road accidents on the basis of the time taken for the emergency services to arrive.
Parkinsons Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the disease and money for research to help those living with parkinsons their partners carers and families.
Bicyclist Rides from Alaska to Florida to Raise Funds and Awareness for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health.
Nine West is in New York City for Spring Summer 2011 Fashion Week to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month a project of PACER Center.
Walk from St. Louis to Washington D.C. to rally support and gather signatures to raise awareness for depression.
Acas employment relations service new guidance to assist businesses in understanding and preparing for the changes to new single Equality Act.
Chronic pain is the number one cause of adult disability in the United States.
Be aware of signs of bullying as a child may indicate by their behavior that he or she is being bullied.
Creating multiple barriers between the house and swimming pool are key to a safe summer pool season.
Raising Awareness of Chronic Neurological Disease Affecting 20 Million Americans.
Guardian Teams Up With Mental Health America To Educate Public About Depression And Disability - Implements Educational Campaign.
Online poll asking people who use wheelchairs what annoys them most.
Disability Etiquette and Awareness refers to educating people regarding disabilities and terminology or languages used when communicating with or about people with disabilities.
The Arthritis Foundation is encouraging people with arthritis and the many more at risk to make physical activity part of their daily routine.
The week of April 11-17 2010 marks the founding of Paralyzed Veterans of America 64 years ago.
Easter Seals critical autism early intervention, inclusive child care and employment services.
Path to a Cure journey to the 19341-foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise global awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension.
Santa has enlisted elves at National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute to get Braille letters out to blind boys and girls this Christmas season.
Enable America is a non-profit working to improve employment opportunities for all people with disabilities.
Fair access to employment is a fundamental right of every American, including the 54 million people in this country living with disabilities.
Individuals and governments around the globe join the fight against osteoporosis.
MRSA Survivors Network has been drawing attention to the MRSA epidemic by launching World MRSA Day Oct 2nd.
World Sight Day, celebrated on October 8th, is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.
Statement in support of President Obamas proclamation of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Demi Lovato has released three public service announcements urging teens to join the movement against bullying.
Supporting the Canadian Cancer Society is another way Canadians can contribute to the fight against breast cancer.
Enable America is supporting and encouraging businesses to participate in Disability Mentoring Day held each October.
An article about Health Care Reform The Community Choice Act and People with Disabilities.
Recovery from disability due to illness or injury is extremely hard work for the patient and his or her rehabilitation team.
American Airlines and the American Association of People with Disabilities are pleased to announce the creation of the Altitude Award.
There were muscle cars with engine parts poking up above their hoods and every inch of engine compartment in use.
Disability Awareness Day - A festival related to Persons with Disabilities in Warrington, United Kingdom.
Brain injuries are the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 45 in Canada.
The Paralysis Community Map shows the world the faces of the paralysis community and raises awareness to help find a cure.
Information including signs of child abuse and neglect of children with disabilities who have been abused.
Safeway Easter Seals and Special Olympics launch the grocery retailers annual fundraising campaign for people with disabilities.
BrainTrust Canada is utilizing the timing of Brain Awareness Week March 16th to remind people to think about the importance of their brains every day.
Tips on meeting a blind person including when to offer assistance and awareness hints for helping the blind.
Explains the rules of etiquette when talking with a person in a wheelchair and people using guide dogs.
Information on self injury most forms of self harm are superficial or moderate although there are some extreme forms.
How to teach children disability etiquette when meeting people with disabilities or service dogs.
Part of Down syndrome awareness is pushing for better educational programs to help children with Down syndrome achieve their goals.
Examples and information on the language of disability awareness to make your talks more sensitive, accurate and inclusive for speaker presentations in corporate or community setting.
The silver awareness ribbon is the official symbol for promoting public awareness of the need for support of people with brain disorders and disabilities.
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