CALL FOR ALL SUPER-ABILITY HEROES AT BRIGHTON CENTER’S ANNUAL INCLUSION WALK
iWalk to celebrate all children with all abilities in San Antonio on October 28
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 11, 2017) – Brighton Center, which offers child care, therapies as well as special education support and services for children of all abilities, shines a light on the power of inclusion during its fourth-annual Inclusion Walk (iWalk) 5K by celebrating the unique gifts we all possess. This year’s superhero theme encourages participants to see the differences of those with disabilities or delays – no matter how big or small – as nothing but super-abilities that must be shared with our community.
“Brighton Center is a tireless advocate for inclusion of children of all abilities,” Brighton Center CEO Kim Jefferies said. “Inclusion allows children to greatly value individual differences and develop a genuine capacity for friendship giving everyone the opportunity to soar like superheroes. It boils down to appreciating all individuals, providing equal access and opportunity to all and removing discrimination and other barriers to involvement.”
More than 4,500 Bexar County children are born every year with a disability or delay, with nearly 35,000 children in special education classes. These children, no matter if they have dyslexia or autism, start school behind their peers and the challenge to reach their full potential is constant. Without the right help at the right time, these children could be left behind in academics and life. The power of inclusion is critical as it is one less hurdle these children have to face.
San Antonio is invited to participate in the iWalk on October 28. The free family event will showcase the power of inclusion and give families the opportunity to rally behind their super-ability heroes.
iWalk 5K Event Details:
October 28, 2017
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Heroes Stadium, 4799 Thousand Oaks Drive, SATX, 78233
Families can enjoy music, crafts, photo stations, face painting and more
First 1,000 kids will receive a super-ability cape to keep
To join, start a team or donate visit, www.brightonsa.org/iwalk
The community is also encouraged to share their own stories of how inclusion has made a difference in their lives by using the hashtag #inclusionhero and tagging @BrightonCenterSA on Facebook or Instagram.
About Brighton Center
For nearly 50 years, Brighton Center has set a strong foundation for children of all abilities by being the preferred developmental and educational service provider for early childhood across Bexar County. Brighton Center works to provide superior preschool childcare for those with and without disabilities, early childhood intervention and therapy services as well as parent education and support. Disabilities and delays addressed by Brighton Center range from dyslexia and speech delays to autism and physical limitations. Every step of the way, Brighton Center empowers children to achieve their individual potential, making them successful in every community. Learn more about Brighton Center at www.BrightonCenter.org.