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Full Life Ahead has the Planet Fundraiser App - do you?
You won't believe how easy it is to support the Full Life Ahead Foundation using the Planet Fundraiser App! It's really simple. Just download the Planet Fundraiser App and then...
1. Shop at participating merchants.
2. Snap a picture of your receipt in the
Planet Fundraiser App.
3. The merchant donates a portion of your
purchase to Full Life Ahead!
That's all you have to do - it doesn't cost you anything!
Great Scholarship Opportunities!
The Dine Barclay Scholarship is a great opportunity for a self-advocate or their family member to attend the National APSE Conference where you'll learn: how to find resource groups, advocacy opportunities, actions and community engagement; national, state and regional contacts and network opportunities; top inclusion issues/trends/examples and more. Presentations to include real-life stories of employment and supports that individuals with disabilities utilize to be fully included members of their communities. It is AWESOME and it is easy to apply!
The National APSE Conference will be held June 20-22, 2017 in Portland, Oregon!
The award criteria is listed on application form.
Remember to Love Yourself
by Katherine Carol
It is all about the love. Every day I learn to love more. I await what comes from an unpredictable day, daring myself to fall into an uncertain moment on the side of love, not fear. I dare myself to step into the vulnerabilities of an open heart... READ MORE
Alabama Governor's Youth
Started in 1999, the Alabama Governor's Youth Leadership Forum is an innovative, intensive, five-day career leadership training program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities throughout Alabama. Program activities focus on career planning, leadership development, technology resources and information on disability history to assist young people with disabilities in reaching their maximum potential.
The forum is held on the campus of Troy State University in Troy in June of each year. There is NO charge for student delegates and volunteers to attend this forum. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Troy State University. Below is the application in PDF format.
The deadline for this year's
is March 18, 2016.
For more information or to apply, visit Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Family Voice of Alabama, along with the Family to Family Health Information Center and Children's Rehabilitation Services, is sponsoring their 7th Annual Partners in Care Summit
on April 20-21, 2017. The Full Life Ahead Foundation will lead a 4 hour fun and interactive session about transitioning to a Full Life! This session will be for individuals 18 and older.
Registration opens in February. More information
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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
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