Here are our upcoming events and things we have done. Check back often to see what we and our network are up to.

We are teaming up with Young People_Chronic Illnesses, an organization that one of our mentors’, Hannah, is a part of, to host Navigating Education with a Chronic Illness/Disability. This event will create a casual, safe place for individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities to support each other and discuss ways to navigate the higher education system. We will be discussing how we have navigated higher education and sharing our experiences throughout the higher education system. The event will include open-ended related discussion questions and fun games to do in between. 
It will be held on Saturday, March 27th at 1pm CT via Zoom. If you are interested in attending this free event, you may register using this link:
We are so excited to be partnering with We’re Okay Fam, a women’s empowerment healing collective who aim to empower women one conversation at a time. The event will start with us discussing people with disabilities’ connection with their bodies and force attendees to connect with their bodies. Then we will discuss some of the discomfort people endure because disability or pain is so stigmatized in our society. This will lead us into the idea that people tend to ignore what their body is telling them and in turn forget to care for themselves. From there we will get to self-care and reflect on ways we can acknowledge something to change the discomfort we may feel. The event will end with a healing circle, run by We’re Okay Fam, centered around understanding a disabled body-mind. This event is open to all disabilities, genders, races, and experiences.

“Understanding the Disabled Body-Mind Event” will be on Saturday, November 14th at 6pm CT! If you are interested in attending please register using this link:
Tickets are $10. Everyone is welcomed to attend, no matter your gender, disability, race, or economic status! We hope to see you there and please help us spread the word about this event!
– The Staff at A Place for Us