Navigation Links
Official Launch of ABLE TO CHOOSE Public Awareness Campaign

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ --- The ABLE TO CHOOSE public awareness campaign,, driven by two years of research into public opinion on people with disabilities, will officially launch February 11, 2009, at the General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia.

"The ABLE TO CHOOSE campaign invites Virginians to join in making all aspects of community life inclusive and welcoming to people with disabilities," said Heidi Lawyer, Executive Director of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD).

The Commonwealth has a promising opportunity to reform its historical focus on large state institutions and fully transition to a true community-based system of support for its citizens with disabilities, said 83% of Virginians in a recent poll funded in part by VBPD as part of the planning for ABLE TO CHOOSE.

The campaign's launch will include:

8:00am - Coffee break for legislators, administration officials, media, and general public in the 4th Floor East Conference Room - General Assembly Building

11:00am - Lunch delivery to legislators

3:00pm - Candy delivery

At the morning coffee break, legislators will be offered only one choice - black coffee, no cream, no sugar, and no lattes - as a friendly reminder that everyday options for persons with disabilities in Virginia are still limited. The campaign asks legislators and the general public to imagine how they'd feel if they visited a coffee shop or restaurant and were offered few choices. This unimaginable situation, involving something as simple as coffee, represents the reality for many people with disabilities who have limited choices in more important matters - such as where they live and the services that they receive.

Throughout the day on February 11th, the campaign will echo this theme while delivering lunch to legislators, consisting of a menu with only one choice, item #46, representing Virginia's standing as 46th among all states for community-based services for people with disabilities. The day's events, along with the launch as a whole, are designed to inspire the Commonwealth, the media, and the general public to learn more about the importance of ensuring availability of community supports that make us all "able to choose" how we live.

"The ABLE TO CHOOSE campaign will demonstrate that people with disabilities of all types can and do live successfully in communities of their own choice when individually appropriate services and supports are available to them," said Lisbet Ward, Chair of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities.

Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Quadra Cuts the Official Weight Loss Product of Max Muscle Sports Nutrition $25,000 MaxFormation Life Challenge
2. Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is Site for Ohio Dental Associations Give Kids a Smile State Kick-Off Program ... Legislators, Health Officials, Special Dignitaries to Attend Childrens Free Dental Care Program
3. Former FDA Official Steven Niedelman Joins Crowell & Moring Health Care Group
4. Salmonella Outbreak Plant Shipped Dubious Product Before: U.S. Health Officials
5. Five Former USAID Officials Ask Obama for Leadership on Family Planning
6. Grifols Celebrates Initial Construction of New IVIG Facility with Los Angeles Officials and Dignitaries
7. Officials Still Seek Source of Salmonella Outbreak
8. Guru Program Pioneered by Tom Gable Receives Official Registration from USPTO
9. AHP Recession Survey of Nonprofit Health Care Officials Finds Almost Half Expect Reduced Giving in 2009, Leading to Cuts in Hospital Construction and Equipment Purchases
10. Cargill Receives Official Notification From FDA Supporting the Safety of Truvia(TM) Rebiana
11. Neurological & Orthopedic Named Official Hospital of Chicago Red Stars Womens Pro Soccer Team
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These ... tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand ... project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s ... within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, ... Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in ... the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of ... AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... OTTAWA, Ontario , June 27, 2016  VMS ... the Company,s Board will take whatever measures required to ... the Company,s stock which is currently listed on the ... S Wexler, Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing ... be difficult to understand, not only by the Company, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ("Collagen Matrix") ... manufacturing of collagen and mineral based medical devices ... Bill Messer has joined the company ... leverage the growing portfolio of oral surgery, neurosurgery, ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive team as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... DUBLIN , June 24, 2016 ... and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. ... products and provides an updated review, including its applications ... covering the total market, which includes three main industries: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: