Oftentimes, we hear of the negative aspects of social media, but not so much the good. As with many things, social media can be both an incredibly useful tool, and a place for discomfort and stress. Today’s world is growing increasingly more accustomed to interacting with others on the internet, and consequently, it’s given us an opportunity to express ourselves, and share the diversity of personhood with one another. Social media is a great place to learn more about the things that interest you, and connect with others who may have similar life experiences as you, especially when it comes to disabilities.
While some Hollywood productions feature characters with disabilities, actors with disabilities are often sorely under-represented in entertainment media. Today, we’ve compiled a list of 10 actors and actresses with disabilities that we think you should know about.
Joseph Maley Foundation Communications Associate, Lauren Maley, is a dedicated meditator. She has found solace from a number of ailments, both physical and mental, from the practice of meditation, and she is excited to share what she knows with our community. If you are experiencing increased anxiety or stress during these difficult times, or if you’re simply interested in what meditation is and what it may offer, we hope you find some valuable information within this week’s blog.
Is your family looking for ways to keep active and entertained during the recent Shelter in Place order? We know this can be a stressful and difficult time for families to navigate, so we’d like to provide you with a list of resources and activities to keep your family engaged and happy!
To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, JMF will be releasing new blogs each week that focus on the impact of our disABILITY Awareness program. This week, we interviewed disABILITY Awareness Manager, Chelsea McCloskey, and asked her to share her experience with this program, and why she is so passionate about disability awareness education for all.
JMF’s annual Chili Cook-Off is just days away! We hope you’ll join us for this family-friendly event, and help us serve children of ALL abilities while tasting delicious chili, and helping us crown the 2020 champ. Before the big day (this Saturday, Feb. 8), we’d like to introduce you to just a few of our teams this year. If you’d like to attend this year’s Chili Cook-Off, you can purchase your tickets online here.
Each quarter, JMF likes to take the time to update our followers and supporters on each of our five programs. We have a lot of exciting things coming our way in 2020, so don’t forget to check back in every three months, and see how JMF is serving children of ALL abilities in central Indiana! For now, keep reading for our winter 2020 program update: