Hi, my name is Tim Everett, and I am currently working towards the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 140, Buffalo Grove, IL. Obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout is no easy task and requires a lot of planning, dedication, creativity, follow-through, and passion. While this rank is highly revered and coveted by The Boy Scouts of America (Scouts BSA), it is not an easy rank to achieve based on many different criteria, rules, community obligations, and so much more.
My Boy Scout Eagle Project which is to host a “TIM Talk” (similar to TED Conference) about disability awareness.
My project is more than a checklist of tasks that I can complete and then walk away from being unable to see the true impact; it is a passion project that will help families and the community for years to come. Allow me to elaborate.
I have Autism, and many families that receive a diagnosis of any disability, including Autism, scramble to find resources and the best care for their child or another family member. My family was no exception to this experience. In fact, 1:10 children are diagnosed with a disability ranging from physical to hidden disabilities such as cognitive or learning disabilities.
My Eagle Scout Project aims to bring awareness to these varying disabilities from trusted professionals in their respective fields, in addition to providing resources for the community regarding where to go for specific needs, disability types, or treatments.
My project has two parts, to host an ability awareness seminar and to create a resource directory.
This will be a FREE event for attendees and companies.