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Disability Awareness: Information, Programs and Dates Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Awareness category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Disability Awareness: Information, Programs and Dates Publications

2018-06-09 : Global Batten Community Launches International Batten Disease Awareness Day : Global campaign leverages social media to build awareness of rare, fatal childhood disease - Come Together enables people worldwide to #MakeYourMark on Batten Disease.

2018-04-27 : New Ads Feature Diverse Group of People with Disabilities : 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.

2018-02-28 : Smart Cells Supports Rare Disease Day Feb 28, 2018 with Social Campaign : 28th February marks Rare Disease Day 2018 - There are more than 6000 known rare diseases and over 30 million people living daily with them.

2018-02-28 : NAELA Supports Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month : National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports March 2018 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

2018-02-19 : How #Metoo, Awareness Months, Facebook and Social Media Help Healing Process : 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.

2017-11-02 : Indigenous Disability Awareness Month British Columbia : Indigenous Disability Awareness Month is an opportunity to recognize the challenges that face Indigenous people in B.C. who live with disabilities.

2017-09-19 : World Cerebral Palsy Day : 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.

2017-06-03 : Global Clubfoot Initiative to End Clubfoot Disability : CURE International and the Global Clubfoot Initiative launch strategy where every child born with clubfoot walks free from disability.

2017-04-30 : Cri du Chat Syndrome Awareness Week - Striped Socks Campaign : 5p- Society sponsors creative awareness events for Cri du Chat Syndrome Awareness Week May 1-7, 2017, for people with 5p- Syndrome.

2017-04-05 : Parkinson's Awareness: 200 Years Since The Disease First Identified : To mark 200 years since James Parkinson first identified the condition named after him, a new biography of this forgotten man will be published.

2017-02-13 : My Sibling Doll - Disability Awareness Educational Dolls : 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.

2017-01-26 : October 5th Is American Veterans Disabled for Life Awareness Day : October 5th declared American Veterans Disabled for Life awareness day to recognize men and women who return from war with life altering injuries.

2017-01-04 : Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day : U.S. National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day occurs annually on February 22.

2016-11-17 : Antibiotic Awareness Week - The Battle Against Superbugs : Medical researchers at MRSN continue to detect, analyze and help physicians and hospitals eradicate drug-resistant bacteria before they spread.

2016-10-07 : Halloween Teal Pumpkin Project for Food Allergy Awareness : Annual awareness campaign aims for teal pumpkins on every block in America in support of children with food allergies.

2016-03-31 : Do Awareness Days Make a Difference : Impact of awareness days using big data finds at least one awareness day is having a big impact.

2016-03-12 : World Down Syndrome Day: Down Syndrome in the Workplace : Campaign to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, and awareness of how people with Down Syndrome can find employment.

2016-02-15 : Heart Failure Awareness Week: Spices of Life! Healthy Living with Heart Failure : American Association of Heart Failure Nurses promotes healthier living for Heart Failure Awareness week.

2015-10-30 : Major International Firms Agree to Promote Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities : Newly created ILO Global Business and Disability Network Charter signed.

2015-09-16 : Global Usher Syndrome Awareness Day : Usher Syndrome is a rare genetic or inherited progressive condition that affects hearing, vision and balance.

2015-06-14 : People with Disabilities and Suicide Awareness : Disability in relation to suicide is something that is very hard to find statistics on and it is not a new phenomenon.

2015-04-17 : Are Health Awareness Days Useful : Article looks at the purpose of and whether or not medical and health awareness days are useful.

2015-04-15 : World Hemophilia Day - Global Online Family Tree Project : World Hemophilia Day is observed on April 17th to increase awareness about hemophilia and inherited bleeding disorders.

2015-03-09 : Awareness Ribbons Chart: Color and Meaning of Awareness Ribbon Causes : List of awareness ribbon colors and associated causes regarding health and disability - Includes printable awareness ribbon chart.

2015-02-13 : Rare Disease Day Awareness February 28 - 29th : Social media campaign, #1in10, to raise awareness for the 10% of Americans living with a rare disease.

2015-01-26 : Peri-Anesthesia Nurses Awareness Week : U.S. Nurses to celebrate Peri-Anesthesia Nurse Awareness Week (PANAW) February 2 to 8th, 2015.

2015-01-21 : Reducing Stigma of Facial Paralysis : Awareness and education efforts effective in reducing stigma related to rare disabilities such as facial paralysis.

2015-01-14 : Cytomegalovirus Education and Awareness Research Grants : 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.

2014-12-03 : NCD International Day of Persons with Disabilities Statement : December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities Observed by the National Council on Disability, an Independent Federal Agency.

2014-12-03 : U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps International Day of Persons with Disabilities : MEDCOM recognizes 2014 International Day of Persons with Disabilities as they encourage people with disabilities to seek employment with MEDCOM.

2014-10-09 : 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.

2014-09-11 : Falls Prevention Awareness Day - September 23 - First Day of Fall : The American Occupational Therapy Association offers tips for reducing fall risk at home and in the community.

2014-09-03 : National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month : U.S. Senate Resolution 533 designates September 2014 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.

2014-04-01 : Over a Million Americans Currently Caring for Recently Wounded Troops : 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.

2013-12-13 : Wreaths Across America: Trucking Industry Comes Together to Support Veterans : 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.

2013-11-15 : Senior Driver Safety Awareness Week - Dec 2 - 6 : 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.

2013-09-14 : Black Bone Disease - It's Time for a Cure : Promising Black Bone Disease treatment called nitisinone requires funding for medical tests and clinical trial patient costs.

2013-01-23 : Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day : Establishment of Rheumatoid Awareness day of recognition to be held each year on February 2.

2012-12-03 : International Day of People with Disabilities (Formerly World Disabled Day) : International Day of People with Disability on Dec 3 is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992.

2012-10-08 : Awareness for Employees with Disabilities - U.S. Postal Service : 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.

2012-04-02 : 2012 World Autism Awareness Day - Presidential Proclamation : On World Autism Awareness Day we recognize ASDs as a growing public health issue and recommit to supporting those living with an ASD and their loved ones.

2011-12-01 : International Day of Persons with Disabilities Dec 3, 2011 - Statement by NCD : The National Council on Disability statement on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3 2011.

2011-09-01 : Disability Awareness Video Shorts - Voices Beyond the Mirror : Series of video shorts developed to raise public awareness about issues pertaining to people with developmental disabilities.

2011-05-06 : Bladder Cancer Awareness Day - May 7 : BCAN announces launch of the Hope After Recurrence campaign in conjunction with Bladder Cancer Awareness Day.

2011-05-03 : May is Older Americans Month : Former president John F. Kennedy designated the month of May as Older Americans Month in 1963.

2011-05-03 : May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month : CASLPA is kicking off May Month 2011 with the launch of their first ever Swallowing Awareness Day on Monday May 9.

2011-05-02 : May is National Arthritis Awareness Month : To commence National Arthritis Awareness Month in May the Arthritis Foundation is calling on Americans to get moving.

2011-04-30 : Health and Disability Awareness Days, Weeks and Months : List of U.S. National and U.N. International commemorative observance and awareness days, weeks, months to commemorate medical research or ethical cause of importance.

2011-04-28 : Canada Proclaims April 29 World Primary Immunodeficiency Day : The World Health Organization recognizes more than 150 forms of the disease Primary Immunodeficiency.

2011-03-23 : Hearing Education and Awareness Campaign - AARP : Helping people better understand hearing loss and hearing loss prevention and evaluate all the treatment options available to them.

2011-02-11 : National Heart Failure Awareness Week : 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.

2011-02-08 : Disabled Adults Get the Boot in Education - The Forgotten Population : Forgotten Population campaign is designed to raise awareness and funds for adults with learning disabilities over the age of 22.

2010-11-09 : Gains in COPD Awareness : To improve awareness of COPD symptoms the NHLBI is launching a new public service announcement campaign.

2010-10-28 : Disability Mentoring Day at Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC : Bill Cramer Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC participated in National Disability Mentoring Day and had three students shadow employees at the dealership.

2010-10-26 : Disability Awareness Campaign Featuring Tanja Kiewitz is an Overnight Success : Tanja Kiewitz became an overnight sensation after she posed in a black bra to raise awareness of disability issues.

2010-10-18 : AAPD Announces 2010 Disability Mentoring Day Launch : Nations largest job shadow program promotes career development for youth students and jobseekers with disabilities.

2010-10-07 : OCD Awareness Week - Remuda Ranch : Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Awareness Week October 11 - 17 Hopes to Fight Stigma and Raise Awareness of Disorder.

2010-10-03 : Cole Choken Mexico to Calgary Cancer Awareness Run : AFN Congratulates Cole Choken on Cancer Awareness Run from Mexico to Calgary.

2010-09-25 : Plasma Donors to be Recognized for Lifesaving Contribution : Plasma is used to make therapies that treat hemophilia and other rare disorders.

2010-09-18 : Dementia Awareness Week - NSW Australia : The 16th of September marks the beginning of Dementia Awareness Week in NSW which runs until September 26.

2010-09-14 : National Gout Campaign - The Arthritis Foundation : Gout Living campaign helps increase understanding and encourage better management of gout.

2010-09-08 : ADHD Organizations Join Forces for ADHD Awareness Week : Consortium of ADHD Organizations Join Forces for ADHD Awareness Week September 13-17.

2010-09-01 : 10 minutes Could Prevent a Third of Road Deaths : Probability of dying in road accidents on the basis of the time taken for the emergency services to arrive.

2010-08-30 : Parkinson's Awareness Week - Australian Disability News : 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.

2010-08-22 : Bicyclist Rides from Alaska to Florida : Bicyclist Rides from Alaska to Florida to Raise Funds and Awareness for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health.

2010-08-17 : Top Models Step for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Cause : Nine West is in New York City for Spring Summer 2011 Fashion Week to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer.

2010-08-17 : National Bullying Prevention Month - October : October is National Bullying Prevention Month a project of PACER Center.

2010-08-15 : Awareness for Depression with Walk Across the United States : Walk from St. Louis to Washington D.C. to rally support and gather signatures to raise awareness for depression.

2010-08-14 : Understand New Equality Act - Guide for Businesses : Acas employment relations service new guidance to assist businesses in understanding and preparing for the changes to new single Equality Act.

2010-08-12 : Rothbarts Foot Awareness Week Promotes Understanding of Little Known Cause of Chronic Pain : Chronic pain is the number one cause of adult disability in the United States.

2010-06-09 : The Signs of Bullying - What to Look for if You Suspect Your Child is Being Bullied : Be aware of signs of bullying as a child may indicate by their behavior that he or she is being bullied.

2010-05-27 : Making Your Swimming Pool Safe for Summer : Creating multiple barriers between the house and swimming pool are key to a safe summer pool season.

2010-05-26 : Awareness Bracelets: Colors, Causes and Meanings : Chart of silicone awareness bracelet colors showing the cause or health condition they denote.

2010-05-17 : National Neuropathy Week to Feature Empire State Building Lighting : Raising Awareness of Chronic Neurological Disease Affecting 20 Million Americans.

2010-05-08 : Educating the Public about Depression and Disability : Guardian Teams Up With Mental Health America To Educate Public About Depression And Disability - Implements Educational Campaign.

2010-05-06 : Top 10 Things That Annoy People Who Use Wheelchairs - Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation : Online poll asking people who use wheelchairs what annoys them most.

2010-05-06 : Disability Etiquette and Awareness Information : Disability Etiquette and Awareness refers to educating people regarding disabilities and terminology or languages.

2010-05-04 : Get Moving - May is National Arthritis Awareness Month : The Arthritis Foundation is encouraging people with arthritis and the many more at risk to make physical activity part of their daily routine.

2010-04-12 : Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Week : The week of April 11-17 2010 marks the founding of Paralyzed Veterans of America 64 years ago.

2010-03-29 : Safeway's People with Disabilities Campaign : Easter Seals critical autism early intervention, inclusive child care and employment services.

2010-02-19 : Healthcare Professionals Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro : Path to a Cure journey to the 19341-foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise global awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension.

2009-11-17 : NFB Partners with Santa to Promote Braille Letters this Christmas : 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.

2009-10-31 : Enable America Declares November Disabled Veteran Employment Mentoring Month : Enable America is a non-profit working to improve employment opportunities for all people with disabilities.

2009-10-20 : Obama - National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2009 : Fair access to employment is a fundamental right of every American, including the 54 million people in this country living with disabilities.

2009-10-20 : Today is World Osteoporosis Day - 20 Oct 2009 : Individuals and governments around the globe join the fight against osteoporosis.

2009-10-13 : World MRSA Awareness Month : MRSA Survivors Network has been drawing attention to the MRSA epidemic by launching World MRSA Day Oct 2nd.

2009-10-08 : Celebrate World Sight Day to Help Prevent Blindness : World Sight Day, celebrated on October 8th, is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

2009-10-06 : Education Secretary Duncan on National Disability Employment Awareness Month : Statement in support of President Obamas proclamation of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

2009-10-02 : Demi Lovato and Bullying Prevention Awareness Week : Demi Lovato has released three public service announcements urging teens to join the movement against bullying.

2009-10-01 : October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month : Supporting the Canadian Cancer Society is another way Canadians can contribute to the fight against breast cancer.

2009-09-19 : Enable America Supports Disability Mentoring Day : Enable America is supporting and encouraging businesses to participate in Disability Mentoring Day held each October.

2009-09-09 : Health Care Reform, The Community Choice Act, and People with Disabilities : An article about Health Care Reform The Community Choice Act and People with Disabilities.

2009-08-28 : Sheltering Arms TV Documentary Celebrates National Rehabilitation Awareness Week : Recovery from disability due to illness or injury is extremely hard work for the patient and his or her rehabilitation team.

2009-08-06 : AA and AAPD Announce Altitude Award : American Airlines and the American Association of People with Disabilities are pleased to announce the creation of the Altitude Award.

2009-08-03 : Car Show Community Awareness Event Success for SOFTIN : There were muscle cars with engine parts poking up above their hoods and every inch of engine compartment in use.

2009-07-06 : Disability Awareness Day : Disability Awareness Day - A festival related to Persons with Disabilities in Warrington, United Kingdom.

2009-06-18 : June Is Brain Injury Awareness Month In Canada : Brain injuries are the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 45 in Canada.

2009-04-21 : Paralysis Community Map Raises Paralysis Awareness : The Paralysis Community Map shows the world the faces of the paralysis community and raises awareness to help find a cure.

2009-04-10 : Child Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities : Information including signs of child abuse and neglect of children with disabilities who have been abused.

2009-04-02 : Safeway, Easter Seals and Special Olympics Launch Fundraising Campaign for Disabilities : Safeway Easter Seals and Special Olympics launch the grocery retailers annual fundraising campaign for people with disabilities.

2009-03-14 : Brain Injury Awareness Week Should be Every Day : 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.

2009-02-08 : When You Meet a Blind Person : Tips on meeting a blind person including when to offer assistance and awareness hints for helping the blind.

2009-02-01 : Wheelchair Etiquette - Disability Awareness : Explains the rules of etiquette when talking with a person in a wheelchair and people using guide dogs.

2009-01-31 : Self Injury Awareness Information : Information on self injury most forms of self harm are superficial or moderate although there are some extreme forms.

2009-01-28 : Teaching Kids Disability Etiquette : How to teach children disability etiquette when meeting people with disabilities or service dogs.

2009-01-28 : Down Syndrome Awareness : Part of Down syndrome awareness is pushing for better educational programs to help children with Down syndrome achieve their goals.

2009-01-28 : Language of Disability Awareness : Examples of ways to address a person with a disability such as being blind or deaf.

2009-01-27 : The Silver Awareness Ribbon Campaign : 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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