Here are 5 upcoming events for the remainder of 2017 worth checking out for the NYC Disabled Community:
#1. Job Fest – National Disability Employment Awareness Month
America Works of New York, Inc will be hosting an event to help NYC’s disabled community enhance and propel their professional careers forward.
Here’s what to expect:
- Resume writing workshops
- Meet with employers who are looking to HIRE!
- Online job application workshop
- Benefits counseling
- And more!
Eligibility Requirements: You must be between 18-64 years of age and you must be receiving SSI or SSDI benefits from the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
#2. Power of the Arts: Art Exhibition Featuring Artists with Disabilities
The performing and fine arts exist because of a deep-seated human need to express ourselves. The power of the arts to change lives is universal. People with disabilities should have equal access to all forms of creative expression and community.
This art exhibition by INCLUDEnyc gives young people with disabilities the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents. At this event, NYC’s young visual artists will present their work under the instruction of Marc Dennis!
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
#3. Disabled Veterans Awareness Program
Queens College is hosting a special event for the disabled community, and veteran students throughout New York City.
Dan Miller will be speaking at this event. He served as a U.S. Marine Corp for 29 years. Topics discussed will include the positives of life and hope for the future. He’ll also talk about coping with visible injuries, the challenges of invisible wounds, such a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, and how Wounded Warrior Project helped him get where he is today.
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
#4. In Focus: The Comedians Photo Series
The Mount Sinai Division of ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders is hosting this benefit in Manhattan with special guest Tracy Morgan.
The Comedians photo series is being made possible with the help of professional makeup artists, set designers, art directors, costume designers and friends who all volunteered their time and talents.
This special event will feature the work of photographer Limor Garfinkle.
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
#5. Support Group for Parents of Children with Disabilities
Share your experiences, struggles, and successes as parents of children with disabilities at INCLUDEnyc’s Union Square office every second Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 PM.
Topic’s discussed include:
- Going out in public
- Helping your child make friends
- Teaching self-advocacy
- Coping with stress and mental health issues
- And much more