TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2023
Discover Unique Insights Through The Words Of Individuals With Disabilities
Greenville CAN (Collaborative Action Network) is a coalition of self advocates, service providers, families, caregivers, and professionals working to make Greenville County a better place to live for individuals with disabilities. Our Vision is a fully inclusive and accessible community, with equitable opportunities for all.
Greenville CAN serves as a positive champion for disability related issues – connecting and convening community partners to facilitate action and share resources. We then utilize those collective resources to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and strengthen the community.
Individuals with disabilities can flourish when community, cultural, and organizational systems and policies provide equitable opportunities for all.
Equity ensures individuals get the support and access they need to participate fully in our society. Unfortunately, individuals with disabilities continue to be underrepresented in common areas of community life including employment, recreation, arts, sports, and civic engagement.
Changing community, cultural, and organizational systems and policies requires a collective commitment to a long-term vision that may take generations to come to fruition.
Within our generation, people with disabilities were locked away from society with a belief that they had nothing useful to contribute. Although much progress has been made in the past fifty years, individuals with disabilities still struggle to be seen, heard, valued, and included.
YOU can be the difference. Together, we can achieve our vision of a community where all individuals with disabilities flourish.