In Alaska, The Arc of Anchorage has developed the #StickFigureAK statewide initiative. The #StickFigureAK initiative uses art to spark community engagement by encouraging Alaskan residents to create stick figures using everything from candy to crab legs to represent things they love.
INARF member First Chance Center (FCC) has announced plans for their 18th annual FCC Golf Scramble. The fun-filled outdoor event will take place July 22nd at The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort with registration opening at 8 am and a shotgun start at 9 AM. Activities throughout the day include a raffle, 50/50 drawing, and hole-in-one prizes available to all participants.
Looking to support people with disabilities as entrepreneurs, professors Maija Renko and Sarah Parker Harris are developing the CEED, or the Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Education for People with Disabilities. The goal of this effort is to create an Illinois-based training program for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, service providers and small-business development centers to teach entrepreneurial fundamentals along with issues specific to the disability community like benefits counseling or handling attitudes and discrimination.
AWS Foundation, a division of INARF member Benchmark Human Services, Inc. (formerly Anthony Wayne Services (AWS), is posting a series of 10 videos in celebration of the 25th year of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). These videos share inspiring stories from Hoosiers who have benefited from the ADA.
On May 26, Google announced the launch of its Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities initiative. The Challenge puts $20 million in Google.org grants behind nonprofits using emerging technologies to increase independence for people living with disabilities.