Representatives From More Than 60 Organizations Will Offer Information & Assistance
The city of Las Vegas invites the community to attend the 27th Annual Disability Awareness Day celebration Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, located at 720 Twin Lakes Drive. The event is free to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature live entertainment, door prizes and free parking. Those with wheelchairs can enjoy a complimentary wheelchair wash and safety check. A free lunch also will be provided, while supplies last. October is national Disability Awareness Month.
Representatives from more than 60 organizations serving the disabled community will be present to help attendees with employment, independent living, recreational activities, financial planning, benefits counseling, transportation, housing and more. Elected officials also will attend. The event is sponsored by the city of Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living, the Nevada Statewide Council for Independent Living and The Challenger Newspaper.
“This event brings welcome resources to families every year,” said Ward 5 Councilman Cedric Crear. “Bring the family to enjoy a fun day in the park while you learn what assistance is available and network with new contacts to make life better for family members or friends with disabilities.”
For more information on participating or to obtain a flier, go online to http://www.sncil.org/disability-awareness/ or call/TDD 702-889-4216.