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Bri Dimit: JMF Staff Member and Storytelling Musician

Bri Dimit is a modern day bard; Her stories focus on the everyday lives of the bravest people – her own community – whom she elevates with her song. Bri is a Storytelling Musician and Speaker based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. This week, on July 15 at 8 AM EST, Linking Indy Women presents: The Story Starts with You featuring guest speaker Bri Dimit. Tickets are $10 and will be donated to the Joseph Maley Foundation.

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JMF’s E-Learning Content

Now, more than ever, Joseph Maley Foundation recognizes the need for social-emotional learning opportunities for everyone. During this time of social distancing, students may be experiencing an increase in anxiety, stress, loneliness, and fear.

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COVID-19: Resources for Families at Home

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!   

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Disability Awareness Month: An Interview with Vivian Knueppel

Disability Awareness month is still underway! To celebrate, we’ve interviewed Vivian Knueppel, a speaker for our disABILITY Awareness program. Vivian is third-grade student who loves dogs, volleyball, and ballet! She is a member of the Boy Scouts, and enjoys speaking with her mom, and her service dog, for JMF’s disABILITY Awareness program. Keep reading to learn why Vivian enjoys speaking for JMF, and why she thinks disability awareness education is important.

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Disability Awareness Month: An Interview with Chelsea McCloskey

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.

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Sibs Summer Camp: An Inside Look

For the third year in a row, the Joseph Maley Family Support Program is once again offering Sibs Summer Camp, a week-long day camp that serves children who have a sibling with a disability. This unique camp has grown rapidly over the years, and we are so excited for another year of connecting, learning, and having fun with our Sibs campers!

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Professional Development with Joseph Maley Foundation

The Joseph Maley Foundation believes that education is the cornerstone of building a more inclusive, accepting, and empathetic community. Many of our programs, like disABILITY Awareness and HOPE, center on in-school education efforts, to start by reaching children at the beginning of their educational journey. Now, in our twelfth year as a Foundation, JMF is expanding our educational focus, to reach not just children – but the adults that directly impact them, and those who have a presence in the professional workforce.

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Run, Walk, Roll Valentine’s Day Blog

Each year, there are scores of families, couples, and friends that attend our Run, Walk, Roll together, so this year, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, JMF is offering a deal that’s as sweet as candy! Anyone who registers for our twelfth annual Run, Walk, Roll on Friday, February 14, will receive a promo code for 1/2 off another registration. Even though this promotion will only be available on Valentine’s Day, it is not exclusively for married or dating pairs only. You can register with a friend, a teammate, a coworker, or a family member. Keep reading to hear from some of the pairs who have participated in JMF’s Run, Walk, Roll in the past, and why they think you should join us for the 2020 race!

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Chili Cook-Off: Team Feature

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.

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