Wendell Foster’s “Respect Starts Now!” is a new educational campaign that started in February of 2018. It focuses on treating each and every person with respect by touching on the following points: 1) Challenging common thinking toward individuals with disabilities; 2) Persuading the audience to eliminate all hurtful and insulting terminology; 3) Supporting anti-bullying efforts.
During the presentations, Lesley Blake, a Wendell Foster employee and self-advocate of Cerebral Palsy (CP), shares her inspiring story of not letting anything get in the way of her dreams. Despite having CP, she can walk over 5 miles without stopping. John Gleason, Community Outreach Specialist, leads the presentation by reminding the audience to focus on people’s abilities, not on their disability.
- Bulletin Board Contest
- Essay Contest
- Poster Contest
- Different Abilities Poster Contest
- Different Abilities Essay Contest
To learn more about our “Respect Starts Now!” Campaign, or to include your school or organization in 2019, use this sign-up form or contact:
Community Outreach Specialist