Today, many of us are remembering Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a true leader and pioneer who set the path to real inclusion. She made sure that people with disabilities were able to live, learn, work, serve, play and compete. Mrs. Shriver fought for an individual's choice for full, active and meaningful participation. Her life's work strongly supported the rights of individuals with disabilities, and in particular people with intellectual disabilities, to be a part of every aspect of their community. She was a true inspiration for so many of us who fought long and hard to move people out of institutions into their own homes, in order to be a real part of their neighborhoods. Mrs. Shriver transformed the lives of so many of us. Please take a moment in the next few days to visit the following websites honoring Eunice Kennedy Shriver:
Yours in service and inclusion,
Paula Sotnik, Director
National Service Inclusion Project
Institute for Community Inclusion,
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
888-491-0326 (toll-free voice and TTY)
617-287-4343 (direct line)
The National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) is training and technical assistance provider on disability inclusion, under a cooperative agreement (#08TAHMA001) from Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). NSIP partners with the Association on University Centers on Disability, National Council on Independent Living, Association on Higher Education and Disability and National Down Syndrome Congress to build connections between disability organizations and all CNCS grantees, including national directs, to increase the participation of people with disabilities in national service.