Upcoming Media Coverage of Disability Achievement Center

We are so excited to share our work now being highlighted because of the upcoming 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disability Act! Here are the airings:

Today, Wednesday, July 22nd: ABC Action 10 News at 5:45PM

Tomorrow, Thursday, July 23rd: Good Morning Clearwater radio show 9-10am on 106.1FM/1340AM

Tomorrow, Thursday, July 23rd: Bay News 9 at 6:23pm.

I hope that you will watch/listen and invite your family and friends! Please share! Thank you for supporting Disability Achievement Center!

Tai Chi Anyone?

Disability Achievement Center has an opportunity to provide Tai Chi via Zoom at no cost to our consumers and students! What a great way to try out this very health beneficial form of exercise!

Classes will be held Monday 8/3/20 and Wednesday 8/5/20 at 1:30 pm.  Please share as appropriate! If you are interested in participating, please your name and and email address to: NicoleR@mydacil.org so we can send you the invitation!

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

Disability Achievement Center Hosts virtual friendship stop with the Journey of hope cyclists

It was another tremendous visit with the cyclists traveling from California to Washington, DC to raise awareness for and bring joy to people with disabilities! For the past 7 years, we have enjoyed The Ability Experience Gear Up Florida Friendship Visits as the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers cycle from Miami to Tallahassee. With the pandemic this year, the cyclists are making their ride virtually. With this, Disability Achievement Center was able to join with the cross country team for a dance party yesterday afternoon. The guys brought their A Game with all kinds of props to make it fun! I’ve never seen a flamingo double as an air guitar before! Thank you to The Ability Experience for a refreshing afternoon and thanks to all who joined in!

NCIL Youth Scholarship application deadline extended

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Youth Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to July 10th!

NCIL is re-opening our youth scholarship application for a few more days!

NCIL’s youth scholarships are given to youth with disabilities aged 26 and under to cover the costs of attending the annual NCIL conference. Since the conference will be virtual this year, all scholarships will be $90 to cover a youth’s registration fee for the conference. Dozens of youth have received scholarships to NCIL’s conference over the years, and many credit the scholarship with launching their advocacy work within NCIL’s committees and caucuses or through other organizations. 

We are particularly seeking applicants for the Emet Tauber Youth Scholarship. Named in memory of former NCIL board member Emet Tauber, the Emet Tauber Youth Scholarship is given every year to one or more youth with disabilities under aged 26 who are trans and/or Jewish. Emet took great joy in living at the intersection of those three identities, and the ideal Emet Tauber scholarship recipient will embody this spirit.  To apply for a youth scholarship, fill out the youth scholarship application by July 10, 2020. To be considered for the Emet Tauber Youth Scholarship, check the box under “I would like to be considered for the Emet Tauber Youth Scholarship” and answer the questions that follow. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Cara Liebowitz at cara@ncil.org

DAC has been busy during COVID

Disability Achievement Center is responding to the needs of people with disabilities whose lives are disrupted by the pandemic. Partnering with the Area Agency on Aging and PSTA/PCPT and with support from the Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund, we have helped 174 people with disabilities and their families with 692 boxes of food and PPE, as well as provide our normal services, including providing incontinence supplies and durable medical equipment to those who cannot afford them. If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please call 727-539-7550!