The Lolo is an adaptive instrument built for folks that suffer from a wide range of disabilities that result in a loss of dexterity from their hands and arms. It was originally designed for my grandfather who suffered a number of strokes and could no longer hold his guitar, let alone form the chords while strumming. I became determined to build an acoustic guitar that he could use from his wheelchair and maybe... Just maybe begin to increase the function of his arm and hand. Unfortunately he passed away before I completed the guitar. Please... Go here to read the full story and see pictures of the build. While you're there, say "Hi" to my grandfather. We called him Lolo. www.beholdthelolo.simplesite.com
We want to know how your access to health care and insurance may be affecting your life.
The NIDILRR-funded Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is looking for adults with disabilities to complete an online survey about health insurance and health care services. Whether you have private insurance, insurance from an employer, TRICARE, Medicaid, Medicare or no insurance right now please complete the survey.
- · Adults, 18 and over, with any type of disability, mental or physical health condition are encouraged to participate
- · The survey should take about 20 minutes to complete
- · Responses are anonymous
To complete the survey, click here: https://tinyurl.com/NSHD2019
Every year the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC) recognizing one or more persons or organizations for their advocacy work during 2018 to improve their community or the State of Kansas for people with disabilities. To nominate someone or an organization you need to provide a summary of the nominee's advocacy activities including: the issue/situation; nominee's activities that improved the condition or situation; and the geographic area of Kansas in which the improvement occurred. It also helps to have a support letter from someone else praising the nominees advocacy efforts.
You can read more about it on our website<http://kcdcinfo.ks.gov/about-us/michael-lechner-award>.
This is the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns (KCDC) 70th anniversary and we want to be sure we have several nominations.
We will present the awards at our November 15 commission meeting.
Thank you for considering nominating someone or organization for this award.