While December 3 is officially calendared by the United Nations as International Day of Persons with Disabilities – among a variety of other dates dedicated to campaigns to raise public awareness and support of the special needs community – every day brings a variety of opportunities to heighten disability awareness and to make a difference to someone in your community.
Each of these occasions shares one of the core missions of Easterseals Southern California: To promote awareness of disability issues; ensure equality for people with special needs; and to promote inclusiveness and diversity.
ESSC works tirelessly every single day of the year to celebrate the triumphs – and to aid in the challenges – faced by people with disabilities and their families and friends. We make profound and positive differences in people’s lives, helping them address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals so that they can live, learn, work and play in our communities.
In 2018, ESSC launched a provocative, new Change the Way You See Disability PSA campaign promoting inclusion and introducing some of the people we provide with support services – like Lora, Mauricio, Gerardo, Valeria, Jayden and Maureen, living and loving life in communities across Southern California – which is now being adopted by Easterseals agencies across the country!
You can join us in changing the way the world defines and views disabilities by celebrating, getting involved, organizing and taking action!
More specifically, you can:
- Take ESSC’s #DisabilityTogether pledge
- Dispel the myths surrounding people with disabilities.
- Share your stories of success and learn about others who have triumphed.
- Advocate for disability rights and learn about political decisions that affect the community.
In the true spirit of the holidays, let’s take on disability, together.