Monday, October 31, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Voting Resources for Older Americans and People with Disabilities

Via: Administration for Community Living (ACL) 


Election day, November 8, is right around the corner. Several federal laws protect the voting rights of older Americans and people with disabilities and require accessible polling places.

Here are some voting resources for older adults and people with disabilities :
·         Individuals living in long-term care facilities who have concerns about exercising their right to vote can contact their long-term care ombudsman program by looking them up at the National Ombudsman Resource Center.
·         Some Area Agencies on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Centers may offer rides. Visit the Eldercare Locator website to find one in your community.

State Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) are another valuable resource. The Voting Access Program, Help America Vote Act (HAVA) administered by ACL, provides funding to P&As to support efforts to ensuring full participation by people with disabilities in the electoral process, including registering to vote, casting a vote, and accessing polling places.

P&As are responsible for the following HAVA activities:
·         Full participation in the electoral process;
·         Education, training and assistance;
·         Advocacy and education around HAVA implementation efforts;
·         Training and education of election officials, poll workers, and election volunteers regarding the rights of voters with disabilities and best practices;
·         Assistance in filing complaints;
·         Assistance to state and other governmental entities regarding the physical accessibility of polling places; and
·         Obtaining training and technical assistance on voting issues.

Each P&A determines the best mix of HAVA services to provide based on the needs of their community. To find your state P&A for requesting assistance with voting, visit this website and select your state.


Finally, the Southeast ADA Center has compiled an up-to-date Resource List (PDF) with more information on accessible voting.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Greg Gets Prepared

Check out our amazing President of Unicorn Children's Foundation, Gregory Fried, as he prepares to dazzle for An Evening at the Birdcage!

Vote for Greg: www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/event/votegreg

Tickets and more info: www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/event/Birdcage

Sponsorship Opportunities: www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/event/sponsorbirdcage


Only 3 Seats Left to Help Honor Tabitha

Only 3 seats remaining at Unicorn's 2nd Table in honor of Tabitha LeTourneau!!


Cheer on Robert!!

Come cheer on Boca Raton Council Member Robert S Weinroth at An Evening at the Birdcage!!

***NEW ONLINE LEADERBOARD***
1. Gregory Fried 25 Votes
2. Max Tucci 22 Votes
3. Ash Ruiz 16 Votes
4. John Sternal 2 Votes

Thursday, October 27, 2016

2016-2017 Palm Beach Charity Register

Unicorn Children's Foundation's 2017 Unicorn Ball was featured in the 2016-2017 Palm Beach Charity Register!!

Who picked up their copy??


Unicorn Children's Foundation “Drags Out Acceptance” of Neurodiversity with “An Evening at the Birdacge” at LIPS Fort Lauderdale

Unicorn Children’s Foundation is excited to announce its first ever cabaret-themed role reversal drag show, which will be held on Sunday, November 20th from 7:00-9:00pm at LIPS Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Proceeds from “An Evening at the Birdcage” will help expand opportunities for neuro-diverse youth with special needs like Autism, Dyslexia and other learning disorders.
Event Chairman Max Tucci along with Unicorn’s President Gregory Fried (Gregory’s Fine Jewelry), Unicorn’s vice-president John Sternal (Merit Mile), Ash Ruiz (Menudo, pop male music group) and Boca Raton City Council Member Robert Weinroth will transform into dazzling “divas” with the goal of raising the most “votes” (dollars) in support of the Foundation.  Every $10 = 1 vote and the Diva with the most total votes (online and night of) will win the coveted Unicorn stiletto trophy, title of Queen of the Night, and lifetime bragging rights. 
A big THANK YOU to our 5 leading men and sponsors: Tara Ink, Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster, LLP, Tish Kitch Photography, Simply the Best Magazine, Wick Theatre & Museum and Eye on South Florida. Members of the community are invited to attend at $125 (VIP champagne reception with Divas, preferred seating, 2 drinks, dinner & show), and $100 (2 drinks, dinner & show).  Vote for your favorite “Queen of the Night” on our website - $10 Donation = 1 vote. 
“Lips is proud to raise funds and awareness for a variety of worthy local causes and organizations,” said Yvonne Lamé, Lips founder and co-owner. "Our dining concept creates the perfect backdrop to celebrate any occasion and it gives us great pleasure to present this opportunity for Unicorn Children’s Foundation.”
Come support your favorite Diva and help make an impact!  For tickets, to vote, and for additional information, please visit www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/event/birdcage or call 561-620-9377 x 302.
###

About the Unicorn Children’s Foundation
Unicorn Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization providing education, awareness and funding opportunities to organizations for special needs children in an effort to help kids excel in the community.  For millions of special needs children with developmental, communication and learning challenges, finding a cure is like chasing a rainbow in that a cure remains elusive. The Unicorn Children’s Foundation is expanding the collective special needs community to help acknowledge, celebrate and integrate the special qualities possessed by neurodiverse children with Autism, ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Dyslexia and other learning disorders.

About Lips Fort Lauderdale
Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up delicious food and Las Vegas style drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Amanda Austin, Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Misty Eyes, Twa La Rouge and Velvet LeNore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago, opening in 2017. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95. For more information about Lips, call 954-567-0987 or visit www.lipsusa.com.


***NEW ONLINE LEADERBOARD***
1. Gregory Fried 25 Votes
2. Max Tucci 22 Votes
3. John Sternal 2 Votes
4. Ash Ruiz 1 Vote



Vote for John!

Is your favorite Queen of the Night our Vice-President, John Sternal?
Let him know by voting for him!
1 vote = $10 donation
***CURRENT ONLINE LEADERBOARD***
1. Max Tucci 22 Votes
2. Gregory Fried 20 Votes
3. John Sternal 2 Votes
4. Ash Ruiz 1 Vote


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Boca West Foundation Leadership Council Breakfast

What a lovely morning at the Leadership Council Breakfast! We are so grateful to be one of the 24 non-profits chosen to participate in Boca West Foundation Week again this year! Thank you to Arthur Adler and Boca West Foundation for the opportunity.





Early Voting

Via: Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

Early voting has started in many locations. Just as it is important to know that your vote counts, we need to know that you have the accessibility needed to make it count; therefore, we are collecting surveys to learn about the voting experiences of people with disabilities for the 2016 Election.
You can help us do that by completing a survey developed by Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), Disability Rights Florida, and other Protection & Advocacy and self-advocacy organizations across the country.

Vote for Greg!

Our President, Gregory Fried is quickly catching up to First Place!! Is he your Favorite Queen of the Night?


***CURRENT ONLINE LEADERBOARD***
1. Max Tucci 20 Votes
2. Gregory Fried 18 Votes
3. John Sternal 2 Votes
4. Ash Ruiz 1 Vote

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fright Night Photos

Thank you to the Law Offices of Berman & Berman, PA and Evan Golden for an incredible evening at Blue Martini Boca Raton!!! We are so grateful to have been the beneficiary of such a fun event!! A special thank you to Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga, Chanel West Coast, and Bruce Vilanch for your time and generosity!! To everyone who came out and supported us tonight, thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of individuals with neurodiversity!!

View All Photos


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fright Night TOMORROW!!!

Who's coming out tomorrow??



Happy 1 Year Anniversary Tom!!

Congratulations to our Director of Finance, Tom Lonardo, who celebrated his 1 year anniversary with Unicorn Children's Foundation today!!


Save the Date for the event EVERYONE will be talking about...

Tickets are LIMITED so get yours before they sell out!!

Don't forget to vote for your favorite Queen of the Night!! Max Tucci is still holding onto First Place! Go Max!!

1 Vote = $10 donation

***CURRENT LEADERBOARD STANDINGS***

1. Max Tucci 20 Votes
2. Gregory Fried 11 Votes
3. John Sternal 2 Votes
4. Ash Ruiz 0 Votes

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

1 Month Until Woman Volunteer of the Year

1 month until we help honor Tabitha LeTourneau Meyerer, CFP®!!!

Congratulations on being our nominee for Junior League of Boca Raton's Woman Volunteer of the Year, and thank you for everything you do!!


Fright Night THIS Thursday with Bruce Vilanch

Join Guest of Honor, six-time Emmy Award-winner, Bruce Vilanch (Hollywood Squares) for Fright Night at Blue Martini Boca Raton THIS Thursday!

Hosted by Melissa Gorga & Joe Gorga (Real Housewives of New Jersey)
Performance by Chanel West Coast (Ridiculousness)
Emcee: Evan Golden

Costume Competition for great Prizes!

Limited Capacity: Must RSVP or for VIP Tables
egolden@thebermanlawgroup.com

Free to Attend!!!!
Suggested donations at the door:
Benefiting Unicorn Children's Foundation


Monday, October 17, 2016

Café Med Ristorante unveils new specialty dish; proceeds to support Unicorn Children’s Foundation!

Boca Raton FL – October 2016 – Unicorn Children’s Foundation is proud to announce a close partnership with the Café Med Ristorante, located on the premises of the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort!  A beautiful restaurant facing a gorgeous stretch of beach next to the pier and probably the only local restaurant offering “Authentic Italian Food”. Café Med Ristorante specializes in seafood, steaks and pasta. It offers a full range menu of amazing dishes put together by their own celebrity Chef Lillo Teodosi. Teodosi was the Chef owner/partner of Caruso Ristorante in Boca Raton, Florida, Trattoria Pizzeria Roma and Topo Gigio Ristorante in Chicago, Illinois.

In addition to being a strong supporter of the Unicorn Children’s Foundation by sponsoring exciting upcoming events, Café Med has recently added a new dish to their menu – “Petti di Pollo alla Milanese”.  In an incredibly generous gesture, a portion of proceeds of every single dish will be donated directly to our Foundation!  


We here at Unicorn are beyond proud of this relationship with Wyndham, and are very excited to continue moving forward with strong community partners such as Wyndham to connect the community, advocate on behalf of those with special needs, provide resources for families, and encourage everyone to make a difference in the lives of neurodiverse children that are challenged with special needs.  


Monday, October 10, 2016

Unicorn Children's Foundation Mobile Developmental Clinics

Unicorn Children’s Foundation Mobile Developmental Clinics, operated in partnership with local universities, provide developmental screenings, resources and information to families with limited resources in underserved communities.




Friday, October 7, 2016

Call the 211 Special Needs Hotline

Unicorn Children's Foundation's funding of the 211 Special Needs Helpline has helped connect hundreds of families of children with special needs to the services and support they need.

http://www.211palmbeach.org/special-needs