Respect Starts Now

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.

Contest Information

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:

John Gleason
Community Outreach Specialist
[email protected]