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.
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.
For the 2022 DSPRW celebration, the Sunrise Branding committee held an organization-wide art contest for the people we serve. The contest asked participants to share artwork illustrating what “unconditional support” means to them. The winner would have their artwork printed on the back of the shirts gifted to all 2,000+ Direct Support Professionals.
Disability Voting Rights Week is a national, nonpartisan initiative this September to build the power and presence of the disability vote. Disability Voting Rights Week is coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities’ (AAPD) REV UP Voting Campaign.
Midterm elections are just around the corner, and thousands of state and local offices are up for election. While it may be tempting to focus solely on Congressional races, voting on a state and local level is critical.
One of the best and most engaging ways to completely transform the atmosphere of any room is by giving it a fresh coat of paint. United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and their corporate partner OTIS Elevators was kind enough to do just that a couple of weeks ago at Sunrise’s Day Program in Hartford, CT.
During Disability Pride month, people celebrate the history of the disability civil rights movement and recognize the significant impact people with disabilities can make in their communities and the workplace.
Sunrise Woodworks is a one-of-a-kind woodshop located in Daytona Beach, Florida, where participants learn about the safe use of machinery and how to produce items such as wooden stakes. The shop’s origins are founded on the vision to see and actualize the potential in everyone. The woodshop currently has six participants, some of whom have been working in the woodshop for over 30 years.
We are excited to announce that Violet Gonzalez has joined the Sunrise team as Director of Government Affairs. As a Florida native, Violet has a profound understanding of the Florida legislative system and has worked to advance the lives of people with disabilities for over 18 years.