This past week was Ribbon Awareness Week. It was very interesting to see how many people ask me what the ribbon I wore stood for. One ribbon, one person, can make a difference. Get ready for unity day Wednesday, October 22nd by getting your orange out!. Make a difference.Share on Facebook
Stephanie Gargiulo, a native from Snellville, Georgia is honored and humbled that her proclamation request for Governor John Nathan declaring the month of October as Bullying Prevention month has been approved. During the month of October, the C.B.A Foundation, I have Capabilities NOT Disabilities and other organizations will join together to raise awareness about this issue. Bullying can negatively impact a student’s access to education and lead to a decrease in academic achievement. It has been proven that students with disabilities are more often targeted for bullying than other students. Bullying of anyone can lead to physical and mental health problems such as headaches, low self-esteem and anxiety.
Participate in Unity DAY by wearing orange on October 22nd. For more information about other events, please visit www.thecbafoundation.com website or the I have Capabilities NOT Disabilities Facebook page. Together, let’s make a difference. Be a part of this movement.Share on Facebook
Let’s join hands to increase bullying awareness and Prevention. The C.B.A. Foundation and I have Capabilities NOT Disabilities have been recognized as Champions against Bullying. We have developed a calendar of some activities that we are doing to increase awareness. Join in!Share on Facebook
DID YOU KNOW?
Bullying of children with disabilities is significant but there is very little research to document it.
Only 10 U.S. studies have been conducted on the connection between bullying and developmental disabilities but all of these studies found that children with disabilities were two to three times more likely to be bullied than their non disabled peers. One study shows that 60 percent of students with disabilities report being bullied regularly compared with 25 percent of all students. We need to increase awareness to stop this. Wear the new Bullying Awareness and prevention ribbon of those with learning disabilities.Share on Facebook
This is the 1st October that Bullying Prevention month will be proclaimed as an official awareness month in the State of Georgia! During October we will be working with Capabilities not Disabilites organization to raise the awareness to this issue! It has been proven that students with disabilities are more often targeted for bullying than other students. This needs to stop! Get ready to join hands with us this month. We will be hosting many events! Please make sure that you are a part of this movement!Share on Facebook