WEST CHESTER (June 2, 2021) –State Senator Carolyn Comitta is partnering with a local nonprofit organization to hold “The Power of Together,” an upcoming all abilities expo focused on improving access and equality for people living with or affected by disabilities.

In partnership with Faith Above My Ability, the virtual event is set for Thursday, June 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, being held via Zoom, is free and open to the public. Participants should register in advance at https://linktr.ee/Faithabovemyability

In addition to remarks from Senator Comitta, the event will feature presentations by:

  • James Ian, a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumental musical artist who is living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 3.
  • Jennifer Keelan Chaffins, a nationally recognized educator, speaker, and advocate for children and people living with disabilities.
  • City Youth Matrix, a nonprofit organization that helps families with limited resources extracurricular activities that provide enrichment experiences for children and young people.
  • The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, which provides vocational rehabilitation services to help people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment.

All are welcome to join in learning about and discussing the issues facing and resources available to people and community members living with disabilities.

“We all face different challenges and struggles. We all have different gifts, talents, and skills to offer.” Comitta said. “I hope this event helps us continue to  work to ensure that our communities are welcoming and inclusive places where those of all abilities can celebrate their strengths and have access to the necessary resources and tools to live healthy, productive, and independent lives.”

“Disability is the largest minority group and one in which anyone can become a part of at a moment’s notice. It’s time we start talking about disability, having those difficult conversations, and bringing people together to create a more inclusive society,” said Jessica Keogh, M.Ed., founder and president of Faith Above My Ability. 

To learn more about Faith Above My Ability, visit www.faithabovemyability.org.