Partner post by Michelle McClure, Executive Director of Ability Online
At Ability Online, we help our members - young people of ALL abilities - discover their potential and abilities and help them enhance those abilities by building confidence and self-esteem; letting them know they are not alone and providing opportunities to develop skills that will enhance independence and open the door to inclusion. By connecting them to role models and mentors they begin to explore possibilities for community involvement (sports and recreation; friendships), volunteer work or employment opportunities or something even bigger!
On December 3rd, International Day for Persons with Disabilities, we launched our Don’t "Dis" My Ability social media campaign. Sharing on Twitter and Facebook, people will see inspiring stories from our members. They will be invited to share their own stories or to head to Ability Online to engage with others. The goal is to keep the conversation going.
We will keep posting stories as we build up to February 28th, National Pink Shirt Day - to show the world how we stand up to bullying. We are proud of the fact that Ability Online has been bully-free for 27 years! Check out our I AM AWESOME pink shirts which will go on sale in January. All proceeds go to our Bully Bouncer program.
We all have the ability to do something that others can’t do - what is your thing?