Harmony Day support is trying to raise $3000 in the month of August to fund the “Ready…Set…Connect! Computer Lab” on it’s campus. This area will be designed to provide tools and training for effective and safe online communication for it’s individuals with developmental disabilities.
The goal of this is to improve communication and provide greater online access for our individuals. With the use of the lab, Harmony Day support will be able to provide internet, email and social networking options that will inspire communication, encourage expression, and foster independence while being protected by using safe and secure navigation skills.
The funding we raise will provide computer equipment, software, and training to increase communication opportunities while teaching healthy, safe internet navigation. The advantages of internet use for those with developmental disabilities are tremendous. They include faster communication, information resources, entertainment, greater potential for social networking etc… Yet for individuals with developmental disabilities, this tool is often out of reach, intimidating, and without proper training and support, can also leave them vulnerable to financial and emotional exploitation.