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FULL LIFE AHEAD FAMILY WEEKEND
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February 5-7, 2016
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By Katherine Carol
Yet again we were encouraged to be discouraged... that is until we learned about The Full Life Ahead Foundation where we found true hope!
H.O.P.E. Teams can change LIVES! Not just for a moment in time, but for a lifetime! A H.O.P.E. Team is an invaluable asset for
long-term needs and support. A couple of examples of an immediate need, could be the need for a job or a place to live. These are just two of
very important needs that can be addressed through a H.O.P.E. Team. YOUR H.O.P.E. Team! What is it that they say about life? Nothing ever stays the same but change! It is an adage that is true for all of us. Your H.O.P.E. Team can be there for you as a reliable and continual support through all of life's changes... for life! Talk about having peace of mind! Our hope for Christmas is that you will discover the true power of a H.O.P.E. Team in your life! Want to learn more? Call 205-261-1235 and
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AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards
recognize outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community. Two individuals will each receive $2,500 in recognition of their outstanding contributions and $7,500 to further a new or existing initiative that increases the political and economic power of people with disabilities.
The 2016 Application is Now Live!
Please submit all documents to
by Friday, December 18th at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time
The recipients of the 2016 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards will be honored among national disability leaders at the AAPD Leadership Awards Gala in Washington, DC on March 23, 2016.
The AAPD Summer Internship Program places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing. The 2016 Application is Now Live!
Please submit all documents to firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, January 15th at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time
It is all Greek to me! Ticket to Work has just rolled out the Ticket to Work Dictionary that will define common terms used on their website and beyond! You can learn more about Ticket to Work by calling their Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY). Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM ET.
The University of Alabama
CrossingPoints is a transition program on The University of Alabama campus. CrossingPoints is a collaboration between UA and the Tuscaloosa City and County School Systems. CrossingPoints provides transition services for students with disabilities ages 18-21. Click here to learn more!
Transition University meets on the JSU Campus during Fall and Spring semesters. Social skills, navigating campus transportation and trips to local businesses are some of the activities you can anticipate at Transition University at JSU. Click
to learn more!
Phone: 256-782-5260 Toll-free: 800-231-5291 option 6 Email:
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Wishing you and yours a Full Life Ahead!
The Full Life Ahead Foundation
The purpose of The Full Life Ahead Foundation is to positively impact the lives of individuals with disAbilities and their families by helping them create hope, encourage dreams, set expectations and establish an action plan to achieve the fullest possible adult life. We desire to offer every individual the opportunity to be a productive, contributing member of their community.
The Full Life Ahead Foundation
2908 Clairmont Avenue, South
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Toll Free: (866) 700-2026
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