Okay, here goes, there are so many awareness month activities that (and yes, I may have missed a few - Sorry!) ----- I am going to have to list several here at one time, I am just running out of time and I have so many other posts I want to share, so here we go ----
International AAC Awareness - October is the month that the AAC promotes the awareness of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and to inform the public about the many ways in which people may communicate using communication devices. For more information, check out http://www.aac.org/
World Blindness Awareness Month is also celebrated in October. Check out Eye Care America's website from the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology for more information at http://www.aao.org/
In October we also celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Congress designated each October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) to increase the public's awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Check out the Office of Disability Employment Policy at http://www.dol.gov/odep/about/
National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated in October. Check out http://www.apta.org/ for more information on the unique benefits of treatment by a physical therapist.
Celebrating the Joy of Shared Reading --- October is National Reading Group Month - this is the month we salute reading groups! For more information, visit http://www.nationalreadinggroupmonth.org/
and last but not least ------
Celebrate National Book Month!!! --- Book a trip this October, embark on a journey of a lifetime, go to exotic places, mythical lands and enjoy and experience an adventure beyond imagination! Or, escape to another era in time ---- with no luggage, no packing, no tickets -- or -- and this can be good or bad --- never leaving home! What do you need ----- an open mind and an open book! For more information go to http://www.nationalbook.org/
Whew --- I apologize if I missed something ----- too many things to celebrate this month!