Bellingham, Washington has an amazing poetry contest in honor of my maternal grandmother, Sue C. Boynton. Here is one of the 2010 winners, Luke Reinschmidt, presenting his work, "I Remember."
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I'd like to encourage families and individuals with disabilities to attend the next session on MARCH 14 from 2 PM to 4 PM at sites in Yuma, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sierra Vista and Tucson. Please see the information below for the next training session. Arizona Community Living NOW, a new program designed and administered by the Sonoran UCEDD and supported by grant funds from the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC), addresses the important issue of how to give families the information they need to create affordable and accessible community living situations for themselves and their family members with developmental disabilities. Arizona Community Living NOW will deliver six educational sessions aimed at providing training on a diverse range of topics addressing needs around housing – everything from knowing what services and supports are available to future planning and home buying. The six educational training sessions include: * Community Services and Supports: What We Have and What We Need (January 24, 2011, 2-4pm) * Transitions: My Chosen Life and What it Means to Me (February 7, 2011, 2-4 pm) * Consumer Controlled Housing: Making Informed Choices in Rental and Home Ownership (February 28, 2011, 2-4pm) * Shared Living: Important Discussions about Daily Life (March 14, 2011, 2-4pm) * Special Needs Planning: Guardianship and Living Trusts * Financial Education and Planning The presenter for this session will be speaking in-person at the Disability Empowerment Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Each two-hour presentation will be broadcast live via interactive video to community locations throughout the state, allowing participants at any location to ask questions of the presenters. For those unable to attend a training session, video and transcripts of each session will be available at http://azcommunitylivingnow.org A new series of six trainings with information on housing related issues for persons with disabilities, their families, and professionals Do you have questions about “Shared Living?” Attend our next session on: Monday, March 14th, from 2 – 4 pm (FREE) “Shared Living: Important Discussions about Relationships and Daily Living” Nan Carle, PhD will do the following: · Define supported living and individualized supports · Discuss the “how-tos” of daily operations (funding, staff and partnership building, finding compatible roommates, and organizational structures) Limited space at some locations - RSVP required to reserve a space at a site: (520) 626-0442 or email@example.com For updates and to view taped sessions, go to http://azcommunitylivingnow.org Video Conferencing to 5 County Sites: Individuals can attend the “live” trainings at a location below or watch the taped session at a later date from their own computer. Pima: Abrams Bldg. (east of UPH Kino Hospital) 3950 S. Country Club Rd., Tucson (Room 2102) Cochise: University of Arizona, South Campus in Sierra Vista Academic Technology Building 1140 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista (Room B138) Coconino: Flagstaff Medical Center 1200 N. Beaver, Flagstaff (Magee Auditorium) Yuma: Yuma Regional Medicine Center, Corporate Center 399 West 32nd Street, Yuma (Rooms Kokopelli & Ocotillo) Maricopa: Disability Empowerment Center 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix (Nina Mason Pulliam Conference Ctr.) SAVE THE DATE for Future Trainings: April 11 May 2 For more information, please go to: http://azcommunitylivingnow.org For more info or to request a disability-related accommodation, contact Lynne Tomasa at (520) 626-7823 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellingham, Washington has an amazing poetry contest in honor of my maternal grandmother, Sue C. Boynton. Here is one of the 2010 winners, Kevin Murphy, presenting his work, "The Falling Apart."