Everybody has wonderful strengths and abilities that can be celebrated! Unfortunately, in our society there are many negative stereotypes about people with differing abilities. Nearly one in four Americans lives with a disability. It is important that we teach our children at an early age to treat everyone with kindness, love, and dignity.
Life Navigators was founded by parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Based in Wauwatosa, the organization’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, their families and the community. The organization serves over 4,800 individuals annually through:
- Information and education
- Programs that teach people how to get the support they need so that they can live on their own
- Money management help
- Corporate guardianship
- Family support
- Long-term care services if they need some extra help to live independently.
Participant Cap: 5-6 families
Ages: All ages welcome! Please keep in mind that we will be playing games so it is best to bring children who will be able to participate and understand some basic board and card games.
Cost: Free to attend! KIC is encouraging families to donate a new and unused board or card game to Life Navigators!
Questions: Please contact Lizzy Howayeck at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Cancellations: Please contact Lizzy at email@example.com as soon as possible so we may reach out to a family on the waitlist.
KIC families will join our friends at Life Navigators for a family game night. Everyone will be engaged in different types of board games or card games allowing us to get to know each other and celebrate all abilities. We will share in a pizza dinner and dessert during the event. We would like to encourage families to consider bringing a game to donate to Life Navigators so they can continually provide new and different game options for their consumers. Some suggestions or examples will be emailed upon registration.
To provide our children and their grownups the opportunity to build an understanding of the experiences of kids and adults with differing abilities.
Impact: To de-stigmatize the notion of disability in the minds of children and encourage friendships amongst kids of all abilities by supporting our friends at Life Navigators.
When and Where:
Wednesday, May 17th from 5-7 p.m.
7203 W. Center St.
Wauwatosa, WI 53210
More Information: Learn more about Life Navigators HERE.