It’s that time of year again when the Pi Kappa Phi cyclists embark upon their journey from Miami to Tallahassee raising awareness for people with disabilities. This year’s Friendship Stop is on Wednesday, May 19th from 2pm to 3:30pm at Disability Achievement Center.
Every year, we engage local speakers to share their individual stories to inspire and share good things in the community. This year, our topic is “Dolphins and Disabilities” with guest speakers David Yates and Dr. Ann Weaver!
We are taking all precautions to make this an enjoyable experience by hosting the event outdoors under a big tent! All cyclists are vaccinated and we will practice social distancing.
Please share this far and wide so more people can be a part of The Ability Experience!
“Children and people in wheelchairs who are at a lower height because of that are really…it’s very dangerous because I’m having to go in active car lanes or behind parked cars where they truly can’t see me.”
The attached National Human Trafficking Hotline and Priceless Youth posters can be displayed in businesses, schools, churches, etc. to increase awareness about how victims can seek help. The Commission has print copies of the Priceless Youth Posters as well as other awareness materials in English and Spanish that we are happy to share at no cost. Please reach out if you have an interest in these materials. Thank you for your support of anti-trafficking efforts in Pasco County!
Thanks to a Capital Improvement Grant from the Pinellas Community Foundation, Disability Achievement Center is able to make the necessary repairs to our driveway that was upheaving caused by our shade tree. The very uneven pavement became a hazard and desperately needed to be repaired without killing the tree. The paving company coordinated with an arborist by removing the asphalt, allowing for root removal and installation of a root barrier to save the tree and prevent the upheaval from happening again! Thank you @PinellasCF for funding this critical project that will improve safe ingress and egress to Disability Achievement Center!
Disability Achievement Center strives to meet the needs of the local community by adding or changing services as needs change. We expanded services to people with disabilities through partnerships with Area Agency on Aging of Pinellas/Pasco (AAAPP) and Feeding Tampa Bay. AAAPP provided hygiene kits and activity books to include in all PPE Care Kits we provide that include masks and hand sanitizer. AAAPP also supports the Diapers for Dignity incontinence supply program. Our partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay enables us to provide fresh and frozen food on a weekly basis to people with disabilities who are unable to access food. We offer contactless drive up services where staff will load your vehicle using CDC Guidelines and deliver groceries to those who are unable to pick up.
We’ve been busy. How can we help you? Call us 727-539-7550 or email: info@myDACIL.org
With the support of Pinellas County Extension Service, our garden is reaping the benefit of a newly installed drip irrigation system and the addition of red worms that we have been dutifully feeding for 2 years! Look at the beautiful purple tomatoes, healthy green onions, and squash!