National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration
September 16-22, 2012
The National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation was established by Allied Services in 1996. Its mission is to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation; develop programs which aim to increase opportunities for the nearly 50 million Americans with disabilities, and help those who are disabled live up to their fullest potential through rehabilitation.
Involve Your Facility and Your Community
The goal of the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation is to involve as many people as possible in the annual awareness celebration. Here are a few ideas to help get you started.
Communicating Your Message
The National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration is a valuable public relations vehicle for promoting the importance of rehabilitation. Some ideas can be found here for effectively communicating your stories.
Promote the value and importance of rehabilitation by sharing information with the public through educational forums, festivals, fairs; through media outlets such as newspapers, television and radio reports; or display through billboards, banners, community bulletin boards, etc. Include rehab statistics from your own organization or use these facts and general information.