Dear Readers: Today, Patriot Day, commemorates a time when the nation remembers the heroes and those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and rededicates the commitment to unity, patriotism, and service that marked that day and those that followed. The article below provides details about the occasion.
This is also the first time this Bulletin has been published on Monday, providing the timely opportunity to recognize the importance of this date in the nation’s history. Subsequent issues will be published on Mondays, with the exception of federal holidays celebrated at the beginning of the week, when it will be sent out on Tuesday. We welcome submissions of ideas for articles as well as relevant news, events of note, and resources. Please send suggestions and entries to [email protected].
by B. E. Lewis, RDPFS Intern: Since today is September 11th, this inaugural Monday Bulletin begins with a moment of reflection to honor the lives of those who lost their lives that day in 2001. Now observed as Patriot Day each year, the anniversary commemorates the events that occurred as a result of the 2001[...]
The latest installment of Vision Forward’s “Tech Connect!” series features the Lazarillo app, a free navigation aid that helps users get around safely and independently. This event will be available live via YouTube on September 14, 2023 at 11 am Central Time (12 noon Eastern Time). The app offers audio messages that announce places of[...]
As announced in a previous Bulletin, the theme for this year’s National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is “Advancing Access and Equity.” NDEAM, observed every year in October, “celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees.” The official poster,[...]
by B. E. Lewis, RDPFS Intern: Eye injuries are a leading cause of vision loss in children in the United States, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The majority of these mishaps occur during sports activities. To address the issue, and avoid accidents, Prevent Blindness has declared[...]
Applications may be submitted through September 23, 2023 for Queens Theatre’s sixth annual Theatre for All (TFA) Professional Training Program for performers who are deaf or experience other disabilities. Part I of the program runs virtually from November 6 through November 17, 2023. Following the completion of Part I students will have the opportunity to[...]
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