Judy Heumann was a trailblazer and a true inspiration to millions of people around the world. As a disability rights activist, she fought tirelessly to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities and to challenge societal attitudes that excluded them from full participation in their communities.
Exploring ABLE Accounts
ABLE accounts, also known as Achieving a Better Life Experience accounts, are a relatively new financial tool that can benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). These accounts were created to provide a tax-advantaged savings option for people with disabilities. In this post, we’ll review what ABLE accounts are, how they work, and the benefits they offer to people with disabilities.
Celebrating A Day For Love!
This Valentine’s Day, over 300 persons served and staff from across South Florida got together at the Eureka Work Center to celebrate a day filled with friendship and love! The Sunrise Day for Love event was meant to bring everyone together to celebrate.
A Night to Shine and Remember
On February 10th, 2023, tens of thousands of people with disabilities across the globe gathered for an unforgettable prom night experience thanks to the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine event!
Redefining Accessibility in 2023 and Beyond
In 2023, we can see that there is no shortage of innovation in technology designed to increase accessibility and assistance, with new and exciting advancements made by tech companies every day. Technology can come in many forms as it relates to goals and objectives for Sunrise.
Inclusion Drives Innovation – The Greatest by Apple
Directed by Kim Gehring, “The Greatest” is a beautifully produced campaign demonstrating the powers of accessible technology for all. The video stars people with disabilities using smartphones, tablets and watches to access innovative features like Door Detection, Sound Recognition, and Voice Control.
Honoring International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 2022
International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities.
ANCOR Policy Summit and Hill Day 2022
All branches of the federal government play critical roles in affirming, securing, and achieving the vision of inclusion and ensuring that the civil rights of persons with disabilities are realized. One of the leading voices in Washington, D.C., providing a voice for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and direct support professionals (DSPs) is ANCOR.
On Friday, October 14th, Board Chair Steve Weinger and I attended the 35th Annual Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Miami Chapter Endowment Fund Luncheon. At the luncheon, a member of the Sunrise Board of Directors, Connie Crowther, was honored with the Bill Adams Lifetime Achievement Award.