Upstate Brain Palsy Hosts Online Series


UTICA – Disability Advocate Teena Fitzroy will speak with local families in the community as Upstate Cerebral Palsy hosts a two-part informative series titled “Cultivating Healthy Relationships for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” on May 10 and June 7.

Fitzroy is a wife, mother of three and grandmother of six. Fitzroy also has cerebral palsy, but that doesn’t define her.

Fitzroy continues to teach and share his 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.

In the first part of the series, Fitzroy will present information for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on how they can build positive relationships. Topics will include tips for promoting healthy relationships as well as discussions on the importance of mutually beneficial relationships with love interests, families, friends and the community at large.

Fitzroy will share her personal experiences as a person with a disability on how she was able to lead her current life, happy and healthy, with positive relationships. The first session will take place on May 10 at 6 p.m. via Zoom.

These sessions are open to everyone. To attend this session, register using this link at

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