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Go Blue for Special Needs Awareness Campaign



Alhambra , CA United States


The Academy of Special Dreams announced today its latest effort to bring awareness to the special needs community.  “Go BLUE for Special Needs Awareness” is a grass roots campaign asking everyone to wear an item of blue clothing every Friday of March 2011, to show their support for the special needs community.  Supporters are asked to send a photograph via e-mail JPEG attachment to the Special Academy which will post the photographs on its website – www.specialacademy.org – and Facebook page – www.facebook.com/special academy.

“People with physical or mental disabilities have long been precluded from fully participating in all aspects of society, sadly sometimes because of purposeful discrimination,” said Michael Dergar, President and CEO of the Pasadena-based Academy of Special Dreams.  “Despite the historic passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, and most recently with the 2008 amendments to the ADA, there still is much to do to create awareness that physical and mental disabilities should not diminish a person’s right to fully participate in our society.  We believe there is a wonderful world of creativity yearning to be discovered among people with disabilities, and thus the Special Academy’s specific mission is to provide opportunities for adults of the special needs community to encourage, promote and showcase their artistic expressions.”

“Go BLUE for Special Needs Awareness is just one small step toward building a society that someday will never discriminate against a person on the basis of disability in any aspect of life,” noted Mr. Dergar.

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About Academy of Special Dreams

The Academy of Special Dreams is an internet company based in Pasadena, California, which offers sponsors web-based tools to create brand awareness and expand marketing opportunities while demonstrating support for the artistic expressions of the special needs community. More information about the Special Academy can be found at www.specialacademy.org.


Academy of Special Dreams

Jerry J. Ruiz, tel. (323) 253-7380

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