5K and 10K Runs are planned on October 6th to raise money for a universally accessible, multi-generational playground to be placed in Pittsburg’s Schlanger Park. The event is also designed to increase awareness about the community play space. Pittsburg Parks and Recreation is accepting pre-registration by phone at 620-231-8310.
I would like to share with you the link to the We Connect Now website.
http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com/ The website was created while I was a
college student with a grant I received from YP4 to develop a website to
serve college students with disabilities. The website was developed in an
effort to connect and integrate college students with disabilities as a
virtual community with a voice on important issues.
The We Connect Now website has been up and serving college students with
disabilities since April of 2008.
Subject: DISTRIBUTE WIDELY: TAKE ACTION TODAY to support Olmstead!
Governor Gregoire (D) of Washington State only has two days left to ask for an extension of the September 17th deadline to appeal MR v Dreyfus to the Supreme Court. So far, we ve been told that Governor Gregoire has not been moved by our advocacy and it seems likely she will appeal the case, putting Olmstead at risk.
Today (9-5-12), at noon Pacific time, the Washington State Chapter of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and the Alliance for People with Disabilities will be holding a press conference urging Governor Gregoire to not appeal the case to the Supreme Court. Thanks to Washington State Chapter of ASAN and the Alliance for People with Disabilities for raising awareness and building pressure through the media.
Let s support them and TAKE ACTION!
Sign the petition urging the US Department of Labor (DOL) to not eliminate the companionship exemption:
Thanks to ADAPTer Philip Bennett for setting up this petition urging that DOL not eliminate the companionship exemption! He is a hard-core ADAPTer who works as an attendant. He describes the problems with DOL's proposed changes very well.
ATK Conference & AT Expo 2012Do you want to be more active? Need some help with learning? Looking for tools for outdoor activities? Considering a new assistive technology solution in your workplace? Attend the Assistive Technology for Kansans ATK EXPO 2012 - KSHA Conference on September 27-28 at the Wichita Hyatt – Century II Bob Brown Exhibit Hall. Try out 100’s of devices representing the latest technology shown by experts ready to talk about your assistive technology needs.