American Association Of Caregiving Youth® Will Participate In The No Barriers Summit

 
BOCA RATON, Fla. - June 11, 2020 - PRLog -- The American Association for Caregiving Youth® (AACY), a nonprofit corporation that is the only national resource for children who provide care for family members who are chronically ill, injured, elderly or disabled, announced today they will be participating in the No Barriers Virtual Summit being organized from Fort Collins, Colorado on June 26-27. Connie Siskowski, RN, PhD, and Ann Faraone, EdD., will be taking part in the No Barriers Summit by presenting  "The Role of Caregiving Youth within the Family or Household of Someone with Diverse Abilities.". AACY will also have a virtual booth.

"Our country has a vast amount of resources for family caregivers. Unfortunately, they are targeted at adult caregivers, and do not address the special challenges faced by children balancing care responsibilities with succeeding in school and personally," said Connie Siskowski, RN, PhD, President and Founder of AACY, and a former caregiving youth.

Erik Weihenmayer, Co-founder of No Barriers, is an American athlete, adventurer, author, activist, and motivational speaker and has been the living embodiment of what it means to shatter pre-conceived notions about what is possible. Now, consider the fact that Weihenmayer is blind. The Fort Collins, Colorado, resident has been working hard for more than three decades to create a new template for how people facing challenges can live their best lives and do what they love. If you are an individual who wants to break through your barriers and reach personal or professional success, then this event is perfect for you; visit https://www.nobarriers.live.

For more information about AACY, visit www.aacy.org, or contact Gerry Fallon at 561.391.7401.

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