PARCA (Partners & Advocates for Remarkable Children & Adults) will host its 9th Annual Devil's Slide Ride and Run on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Proceeds from these events help support programs for people with developmental disabilities in the Bay Area. PARCA programs benefit clients at all stages of their lives, from after-school programs to helping them master independent living skills in adulthood, thus boosting their chances of leading satisfying, comfortable, safe, dignified, healthy and happy lives.
Congratulations to Sarah Verity, the winner of the CID raffle of 2 VIP tickets to the SF Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks game on June 29th. Sarah and her guest Steve stated: “We had a Great Time!!!!” The VIP feeling from 2 seats behind home plate and at the Gotham Club:
We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle and helped make it a success! And a special congratulations to Sarah Verity, the winner of 2 VIP tickets to the SF Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game on June 29th 2019 through our ‘Giants Ticket Raffle’! Information about the raffle: https://www.accelevents.com/e/giantsticketscid
More than 150 people attended our San Bruno Emergency Preparedness Event at the San Bruno Senior Center on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. About 35 guest won a 3 day Emergency Preparedness Kits valued $100, and most people who attended received a starting Emergency Preparedness Kits.
Many thanks to the San Bruno Senior Center for hosting our event. Thank you to our community partners Hip-Housing, San Mateo PCC, PantsupEasy, Second Harvest Food Bank, Lifeline – Sutter Health, and Central Coast Energy Services.
We would also like to thank our presenters Dave Cresta from the San Bruno Fire Department, Theresa Smith from the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, Mark Zuckerman from the American Red Cross and Ben McMullan, CID's Systems Change Advocate.
In addition, we would like give a special thanks to the San Bruno Community Foundation for sponsoring our event.
Here are pictures from San Bruno Emergency Preparedness event! If you were there, let us know in the comments below!
This Art Showcase is open to artists with disabilities who live in the County of San Mateo. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork and photography that is 2-dimensional and exemplifies their personal views of the world. Please note that only one (1) entry per artist may be submitted. Artwork will be exhibited on the main floor at the Caldwell Gallery 400 County Center in Redwood City October 2 to October 31. Please submit ENTRY FORMS to Craig McCulloh, Staff Liaison San Mateo County Commission on Disabilities email@example.com: (650) 573-2480 or 711 CA Relay.
SAVE THE DATE:
Transition to Independence Fair: Resources for Individuals & Families with Disabilities in San Mateo County
October 20th, 2018, 11 am - 3 pm
Mills High School, 400 Murchison Dr, Millbrae, CA
“Learn about programs and services available to students who are no longer eligible for school-based special education programs. The event brings together 40 agencies that provide higher education, job training, employment, day programs, living options, and health services to adults with disabilities.
The event will also feature 8-10 workshops ranging from benefits counseling, advocacy, healthcare, employment, college preparedness and assistive technology.
THIS IS A FREE FAIR WITH A TONS OF RESOURCES FOR SAN MATEO COUNTY INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES!”
Haga la Diferencia en la Vida de Personas con Discapacidades / Make a Difference in the Lives of People with Disabilities
We're Project Invent, an organization that teaches high school students how to use design and technology to solve real-world problems. We pair teams of students with individuals who face unique everyday challenges and pose those as opportunities to design new technologies. Students have designed everything from fall detectors for senior citizens to smart wallets to help the blind detect bill denominations. If you're interested in sharing your stories, inspiring youth, and creating powerful learning experiences for high school students, we would love for you to become a community partner.
You can see examples of student work here: www.projectinvent.org
You can also see more about what being a community partner means here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1prchJJBcFWTkIor_PiiwSSaN_vhz1Jkq/view?usp=sharing
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in getting involved. Thank you!
Stanford University's Perspectives in Assistive Technology course is seeking student project suggestions
Perspectives in Assistive Technology is a 10-week course that explores the
design, development, and use of technology that benefits people with
disabilities and older adults.
In this course, students from many academic disciplines learn about disability,
assistive technology, and rehabilitation from guest lecturers and field trips to
local medical and engineering facilities.
Students also have the opportunity to work on projects that would benefit people
with a disability and older adults in the local community. Through these project
efforts, they learn and practice how to work in teams, engage with the local
community, solve problems through a engineering design process, practice oral
and written communication skills, exercise critical thinking, and gain
confidence in their abilties - all important as they transition from students to
Projects typically address difficulties in performing tasks such as working,
learning, moving, communicating, accessing products (including computers), and
daily living activities such as creative expression, cooking, cleaning, and
pursuing happiness. Projects that explore design concepts that improve
diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation are also pursued.
At this time, I am searching for interesting student project suggestions that
would address a challenge experienced by a individual with a disability or an
older adult or the people who care for them. I would appreciate any project
suggestions you might have.
This is an excellent opportunity to have bright students work on team projects
that address long-standing problems experienced by people in the local
Here is a webpage that has more detail about what I am looking for:
Please contact me if you have projects to suggest or would like more information
about the course or project requirements.
Thanks so much - take care,
David L. Jaffe
"If you have suggestions or questions, please contact Dave Jaffe, the course instructor, at email@example.com"
Menlo Park Emergency Preparedness Day presented by The Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities
PLAN Now. WORK Together. BE Ready.
Join us for a FREE Emergency Preparedness Event for seniors and individuals with disabilities!
Contact us at CIDEmergencyPrep@gmail.com or 650-645-1780 ext 115 if you need any accommodations for disability or language for the event.
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