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By Sunrise Group on May 4, 2017

ANCOR Announces 2017 DSP State Winners

Since 2007, The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) has recognized Direct Support Professionals who personify the values of ANCOR’s National Advocacy Campaign. Nominees are judged on their success in helping people with disabilities build social networks, engage in substantive community participation and for advocating for the people they serve. This year, ANCOR received 245 nominations from 41 states and the District of Columbia. It's an honor to announce that two members of the Sunrise team were selected as 2017 ANCOR State Direct Support Professional Award Recipients. Congratulations to Alabama award winner Ms. Vernita Manning of Resources for Independence and Florida award winner Ms. Debbie Cowan of Sunrise Community of Central Florida.

By Rebecca McGuire on April 5, 2017

Life without Limits 5 K in Connection

Mark your calendars -- lace up your sneakers -- register to run

By Rebecca McGuire on March 10, 2017

It's that time of year --- St. Patrick's Day by guest blogger Hector

Is it that time of the year to wear green again yet?? Of course it is. St. Patrick is around the corner. It's the traditional Ireland that we all love. It's the day that most people wear green, and whoever it's not wearing green, he/she gets pinched.In college, I saw a few people wearing green on this day. I used to joke around people and pinched if they were not wearing green. Some people liked, some people did not. I only pinched people I know, and some cute girls to see how they would react. The cute girls just kissed me on the cheek, and the other people just gave warnings, " if you pinch me again, I will unplugged your chair (joke mode)," and I was like "bring it," and i took off as fas...

By Sunrise Group on January 23, 2017

Tampa's Table To Farm Benefit Postponed

Sunrise Community of Hillsborough's Table to Farm Fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, January 29, 2017 has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstance. While it is not the blizzard of 1977, this weekend Tampa is expecting rain, wind and temperatures dropping into the 50's. To ensure a better outdoor dining experience, the event will be re-scheduled for April or May in coordination with The Craft Bar Kitchen and Old Micky's Farm. And for all of our foodies, the Chef has assured us that new date will still offer a culinary experience like no other! Hope to see you there.

By Sunrise Group on January 20, 2017

Inclusive Voices: Let Me Take A Selfie

Back in 2015, two viral hashtags inspired thousands of Twitter users worldwide to share proud selfies and empowering narratives of living with disability The following year in 2016, the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities launched its “I am able…” “selfie” awareness campaign to celebrate the varying abilities of New Yorkers everywhere. Since then, the selfie trend continues to challenge traditional stereotypes about self-advocates. Sunrise's own, Social Media Maverick, Hector Valencia, carries on the selfie tradition with his favorite hockey team here in South Florida.

By Sunrise Group on January 17, 2017

Sunrise Artists Honored By President Obama

Last week, an honor that was, literally, "years in the making" surprised a team of local artists. Members included Albert, Victor, Maximo, Danyell, Camille, Robert, Kyle, Pascale, Terese and Jose who receive services at the Doral Adult Day Program. Their collective art featured a unique rendition of the American Flag that took over five months to assemble. The 30" x 47" work of art was presented to President Obama in late 2016 by Florida Senator Dwight Bullard (D-39.) The artists are very proud of their creative work and equally as proud of the work that President Obama has done to protect and expand the rights of people with disabilities.