Upstate Cerebral Palsy hosts disability advocate Teena Fitzroy Dec. 15


UTICA — Disability advocate Teena Fitzroy will speak with local families at Upstate Cerebral Palsy in an informative session called The Ability to Survive Disability & Domestic Violence.

Teena Fitzroy is a wife, mother of three, and grandmother of six.

Fitzroy also has cerebral palsy – but that does not define her. She 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.

In this session, Fitzroy will share her personal experience of being a domestic abuse survivor.

This presentation focuses on teaching providers and caregivers the warning signs of abusive relationships and identifying the fear that could be holding the person back.

Fitzroy will also touch on supporting your loved one after the negative relationship has ended.

The session will be held on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. These sessions are open to everyone. To attend this session sign up on our Facebook event and use the zoom link provided:

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