disABILITY Awareness

Staff Profile: Chelsea McCloskey

Chelsea McCloskey joined the Joseph Maley Foundation this summer as disABILITY Awareness Manager. She experienced her first Run, Walk, Roll while balancing the needs (and challenges) of her new role.

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An Interview with John and Vivian Maley

Co-founders Vivian and John Maley sat down recently to answer a few questions about the Joseph Maley Foundation…where it has been, what is happening in 2018 and what they see in JMF’s future.

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Growing in Awareness

Joseph Maley Foundation programs continue to grow at an extraordinary rate in 2018, as we celebrate ten years of serving children of all abilities.

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Kids Teaching Kids

The Joseph Maley Friends Puppet Troupe is a valuable resource when teaching younger audiences the importance of treating others with compassion and respect.

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Sibs Summer Camp

June 2018 marks the first Joseph Maley Family Support Sibs Summer Camp.  Participants will share their experiences as siblings of individuals with disabilities in a safe and respectful environment.  Campers will also have the opportunity to engage in other Joseph Maley Foundation programs such as Service Day, HOPE, and disABILITY Awareness.

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Meet The Interns

The Joseph Maley Foundation is currently hosting two spring-semester interns from the University of Indianapolis.  Kirby Jones and Niki Schath are both members of the Class of 2018 who participate in cheerleading, among many other extracurricular pursuits.  Both Kirby and Niki decided to continue their internship experience through the summer before they move on to graduate school; we are happy to keep them as part of our JMF family a bit longer!  We invite you to get to know them more in this week’s blog.

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Speaker Panel Promotes Acceptance and Inclusion

More than 19% of Indiana’s population is composed of adults and children with a disability. Every March, the Hoosier state celebrates Disability Awareness Month.  On March ninth, the Joseph Maley Foundation partnered with Holy Spirit Catholic School to provide a unique opportunity to conclude their weeklong disABILITY Awareness program.

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disABILITY Awareness Increasing Impact

Plans for the next school year are well underway for the disABILITY Awareness program.  Read on for details about the increasing impact for students across central Indiana.

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My “Why JMF” Story

disABILITY Awareness speaker Ashley Jones shares her “why JMF” story and how she highlights the abilities in disabilities.

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We Can Find A Way

Board member and program speaker Tiffany Beeler-Porter shares her experiences growing up with a disABILITY and the importance of acceptance of everyone.

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