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October 13, 2016

Celebrate Disability Awareness Month in October!

Festivities promote "Awareness and Advocacy"

The City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods and community partners invite Houstonians to celebrate Disability Awareness Month in October. The national celebration raises public awareness of the rights, concerns and contributions of Americans with disabilities. This year's theme is "Awareness and Advocacy."

Several events are scheduled throughout the month, including, "White Cane Safety Day at City Hall" taking place October 14 and the Lex Frieden Employment Awards scheduled for October 27.  Most events are free and open to the public. 

Disability Awareness Month 2016
Calendar of Events

White Cane Safety Day at City Hall
Friday, October 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m. 
Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby Street
Reflection pool area - Walker @ Smith
Admission:  Free and open to the public
Sponsors:  City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities and community partners. 
For more information:  713.927.1955

Gateway to Gold Performance
Sunday, October 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Athlete Check-in:  8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
University of Houston Main Campus - Recreation & Wellness Center
4500 University Drive 77004
Sponsor:  Harris County - Houston Sports Authority
For more information:

HCIL Gulf Coast Work Incentives Planning & Assistance Employment Workshop
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 1 - 3 p.m.
6201 Bonhomme Rd., #150-S
RSVP:  Call 713-974-4621 by October 17
Sponsor:  Houston Center for Independent Living
For more information:  713.974.4621 Voice/TTY

Lex Frieden Employment Awards
Thursday, October 27, 11 a.m.
Crowne Plaza Houston
8686 Kirby
Admission:  $35
Sponsors: Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, Houston Mayor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and the Greater Business Leadership Network.  
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