Two educational and uplifting events will connect Southwest Floridians with organizations that help people with developmental disabilities. The Community Resource Network of Florida Inc. (CRN) events will be March 23 at CRN Port Charlotte Life Skills Program headquarters on 525 Bowman Terrace, and on March 24 at CRN Fort Myers Life Skills Program headquarters on 3660 Central Ave., from 4-8 p.m. each day.
Special guest speaker Megan Abner, author of “Up Syndrome: It’s all about the attitude,” will provide the keynote address at the Fort Myers event.
Families and individuals looking to learn more about organizations that provide opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to learn, grow and succeed are welcome to attend either of the two events. From 4-6 p.m., guests will enjoy networking and educational time to learn about programs available in the community. Special Olympics, Gigi’s Playhouse, Family Care Council, the Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled and many others will be on site at both the Fort Myers and Port Charlotte events.
From 6-8 p.m., the serious side turns down and the fun turns up with a dance and prizes. A DJ will play upbeat tunes while attendees boogie the night away. Prizes will be raffled off and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, or to RSVP to either of the events, please call 239-415-7400.