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Disability advocate to speak

Posted 6/3/22

Disability advocate Teena Fitzroy will speak with local families in the community as Upstate Cerebral Palsy hosts the second session of the two-part series ...

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Disability advocate to speak

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UTICA — Disability advocate Teena Fitzroy will speak with local families in the community as Upstate Cerebral Palsy hosts the second session of the two-part series called, Cultivating Healthy Relationships for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, on Tuesday, June 7.

Fitzroy is a wife, mother of three, and grandmother of six. She also has cerebral palsy, but that does not define her, the announcement said, adding Fitzroy continues to teach and share her experience as well as help guide families who need help navigating the world of special education services and beyond. She continues to speak to groups of all ages, sharing the story of her journey.

The session will be held at 6 p.m. via Zoom and is open to everyone. To attend the session, sign up here.

Fitzroy will present information for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities regarding how they can build positive relationships. Topics will include tips for self-advocating healthy relationships, as well as discussions around the importance of mutually beneficial relationships with romantic interests, families, friends, and the community at large.

She will share personal experiences as a person with a disability on how she was able to get to her current happy, healthy life with positive relationships in it.

Upstate Cerebral Palsy is a multi-faceted health and human services organization that provides innovative programs and services that support people with differing abilities and their families that create opportunities to fulfill life choices one person at a time. Upstate Cerebral Palsy is an affiliate of Upstate Caring Partners, Inc.

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