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Local News: UCP Hosts Second Session of Online Series with Disability Advocate Teena Fitzroy

UTICA, NY – 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 June 7th

Teena Fitzroy is a wife, mother of three, and grandmother of six. Teena also has cerebral palsy — but that does not define her. Teena 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. 

Teena 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. Teena 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. 

The session will be held June 7th at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. This session is open to everyone. To attend this session, sign up using this link: 

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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.  

Mark Ziobro
Mark Ziobro
Mark is the current Managing Editor for The Utica Phoenix, and a Central New York Native.

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