By Michael Ludle,
Conference Disability Ministries Coordinator
I hope everyone had a wonderful Summer, as we move into fall and kids back in school and many programs start back up, let us remember those that may need some extra help to be able to participate. As we plan for events let us make sure that we are being welcoming to all people, thinking of what we may need to do to make things accessible to everyone.
Here are some things to think about for September;
- Craniofacial Acceptance Month—this is facial and skull abnormalities brought on by birth defect, disease, trauma, etc. Cleft Palate is a term used around this a lot.
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month/and Day September 7—this is a genetic disorder by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Syndrome Awareness Month/and Day September 9
- Hydrocephalus Awareness Month—Build up of fluid in the brain
- National Spinal Cord Awareness Month
- Sickle Cell Awareness Month—this is a red blood cell disorder typically inherited from your parents.
Again, as always if you have any thoughts or ideas you want to share just let me know.
Michael Ludle (email@example.com)