The message of the “No Boundaries” public service announcements (PSAs) is simple: people are not defined by their disabilities.
May is Mental Health Month and Better Hearing and Speech Month
Better Hearing/Speech Month:
To raise awareness about communication disorders check out this link: http://www.asha.org/bhsm/ Do you experience a hearing loss or know someone with a hearing loss? Check out this link: www.hearingloss.org
Mental Health Month:
You may know CPR, and the Heimlich maneuver, or to call 911, but do you know how to administer mental health first aid? Learn how you can provide mental health aid to those who are in crisis: www.MHFAMissouri.org
Max J. Starkloff, founder of the Missouri History Museum Starkloff Disability Institute, is among the 50 people selected for the Missouri History Museum’s exhibit commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city of St. Louis.
Despite the achievements of the eight people featured above – Adil, Anupa, Jeffrey, Leah, María, Pete, Rita and Robin – and many other talented individuals with disabilities, negative stereotypes persist. “No Boundaries” challenges us to rethink assumptions we may have and consider the total person.