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Disability Awareness Month

Wheelchair Basketball Extravaganza celebrates can-do spirit

Wheelchair Basketball Extravaganza celebrates can-do spirit

GRIFFITH | The Chicago Fire Wheelchair Basketball Team, with returning 2013 Griffith High School graduates Jackie and Jodi Morales, took on a team of Griffith Junior-Senior High students and the Griffith Faculty All-Stars in the seventh annual Wheelchair Basketball Extravaganza held March 14…

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
Students experience disabilities to raise awareness

Students experience disabilities to raise awareness

MERRILLVILLE | More than 1,000 fifth- and sixth-graders at Merrillville Intermediate School participated in a lunch hour Disabilities Awareness Month program last month.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wheelchair hoops team bows out at extravaganza

Wheelchair hoops team bows out at extravaganza

GRIFFITH | "Community Connections" was the theme as Griffith High and Middle School celebrated Disability Awareness Month in March with its sixth annual Wheelchair Basketball Extravaganza featuring the Hammond Rollin Hoosiers.

April 17, 2013 12:00 am
Mayor Copeland Will Read to East Chicago Children and Present a Disability Awareness Proclamation

Mayor Copeland Will Read to East Chicago Children and Present a Disability Awareness Proclamation

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland will make an official proclamation to proclaim March as Disability Awareness Month in East Chicago, Indiana and to increase children’s awareness, understanding and acceptance of physical and mental disabilities. As part of this awareness Mayor Copeland w…

March 11, 2013 1:10 pm

The Arc NWI hosts open houses for Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness Month is celebrated throughout Indiana in March.

March 11, 2013 12:00 am
Wheelchair basketball team visits M'ville school

Wheelchair basketball team visits M'ville school

MERRILLVILLE | Students at Salk Elementary School didn't hide their excitement Friday while they watched members of the Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball team shoot hoops in their school.

March 30, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Disability Awareness Display in Hobart

Disability Awareness Display in Hobart

HOBART | Indiana Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, and local agencies, recognize March as Disability Awareness Month.

March 29, 2012 12:00 am
Agency asks community to free family from one-room existence

Agency asks community to free family from one-room existence

GARY | March is Disability Awareness Month, and workers at We Care from the Heart are challenging Northwest Indiana residents to provide much-needed assistance for a single mother who is in a wheelchair.

February 22, 2012 12:00 am
Disability awareness is a slam dunk

Disability awareness is a slam dunk

GRIFFITH | Thom Howell, Griffith High School business teacher, was recently presented with the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities Community Spirit Award for 2011.

January 19, 2012 12:00 am
Man's best friend

Man's best friend

MERRILLVILLE | Students at Aquinas School at St. Andrew's were happy to be "going to the dogs" during a recent school assembly.

May 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Wheelchair basketball players exhibit their skill for youngsters

Wheelchair basketball players exhibit their skill for youngsters

GARY | A West Side girls basketball player asked coach Rod Fisher what defense the team should run against its newest opponent.

March 17, 2011 6:25 pm Photos

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Be sure to wear green in Hub City on Thursday

The city of Crown Point will be decked out in green Thursday for its annual St. Patrick's Day festivities, beginning with a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Crown Point Fire Station, 126 N. East St. Cost is $12 at the door for adults, $7 for seniors…

March 13, 2011 12:00 am
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