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City's Council for Community Accessibility Invites Public to Annual Awards Ceremony and Workshop

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Sept. 30, 2014

For more information, please contact:

Lucy Schaich, Program Assistant, City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources, 349.3433,

Katie Herron, Chair, Council for Community Accessibility,

City's Council for Community Accessibility Invites Public to Annual Awards Ceremony and Workshop

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Council for Community Accessibility (CCA) will host its annual awards ceremony from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Fountain Square Ballroom, 101 W. Kirkwood Ave.

The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, recognizes individuals and groups in Bloomington who make our community a better place for people with disabilities. Mayor Mark Kruzan will present the Mayor's Award, and additional awards will be presented by the Council to individuals and businesses who have shown a strong dedication to the mission of the CCA. The program will also include hors d'oeuvres and desserts, a keynote address and live music.

Kathie Snow will present the keynote address at the awards celebration entitled "Accessibility: Creating Inclusion for All." Snow is the parent of two teenagers, one of whom has a disability. During the past 23 years, her presentations across the United States and Canada have enabled thousands of parents to acquire new skills for raising successful children who happen to have disabilities.

Snow will also present a free workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. the following day, Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Ivy Tech Bloomington campus entitled "Disability is Natural and Other Revolutionary Common Sense." More information about Kathie Snow is available at

Those planning to attend the awards ceremony or the workshop must register online by Oct. 20 on the Council for Community Accessibility's website.

The awards ceremony is sponsored by the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department; the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community; Down Syndrome Family Connection; CFC Properties; LifeDesigns, Inc.; Stone Belt; Ivy Tech Community College; e2Taxi; Kappa Kappa Sigma Philanthropic Sorority Iota Chapter; Kiwanis; IU Credit Union; Oliver Winery; Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living and United Way of Monroe County.

For information about nominations, the CCA or to request accessibility accommodations, contact Lucy Schaich at 349.3433 or