Walk-N-Roll for Spina BifidaJoin the California Chapter of the Spina Bifida Association (SBA of CA) for a Walk-N-Roll event in the Northern CA Region. The Northern CA Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida will be held at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo, CA.
Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is a family friendly, non-competitive walk event and educational resource fair that raises awareness about Spina Bifida and celebrates the accomplishments of the approximately 177,000 Americans living with its challenges. Proceeds are used to support local community programs and services for all affected by Spina Bifida.
The name “Walk-N-Roll” was selected because it embodies a sense of inclusiveness and invokes the sense of empowerment which the Spina Bifida Community embraces in all that it does. A belief in a better tomorrow is our vision and the steps taken in this walk represent steps on a path to realizing that dream.
800-621-3141 Ext: 31
Spina Bifida Association of America
To bring the California disability and business communities together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA and to promote the expansion of a barrier-free and inclusive society.
The Disability Unity Festival: Strengthening our Communities ~ Celebrating 25 years of the ADA is a public event that brings California residents, businesses, and organizations together to celebrate the value of all members of our community – a community that makes California a vibrant, diverse, forward-thinking, and exciting place to live, work, learn, and grow.
PARADE AND FESTIVAL
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
Event Sponsorships – Conference Hosting – Float Sponsorships – Vendor Tables – Conference Attendance – Parade Participation – Volunteers
Six Independent Living Center (ILC) organizations/programs are co-sponsoring this event: Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities, San Mateo; Community Resources for Independent Living, Hayward; Independent Living Resources of Solano and Contra Costa, Concord; Independent Living Resource Center, San Francisco; Marin Center for Independent Living, San Rafael; Silicon Valley Independent Living Center, San Jose, together with the California Foundation for Independent Living, Sacramento and the Disability Organizing Network. ILCs are peer-based disability organizations that advocate and provide resources for people with disabilities.
Are you, or someone you know, a wheelchair user who wants to audition for an emergency preparedness
PSA for FEMA and the Ad Council?
Casting: real female and male
wheelchair users for the role of parents.
This “action only” PSA does not require memorizing a script.
If selected for audition tomorrow Saturday, June 20 (11am-2 pm), in SF Bay Area, you MUST be available for filming on Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23 at a location in the SF Bay Area.
Our community is keenly aware of the disability-inclusive diversity action of FEMA under the leadership of Marcie Roth. This PSA will spread the word in the general public nationwide about emergency preparedness during natural disasters for people with disabilities!
If interested, please e-mail your picture to Tari@EINSOFcommunications.com with “FEMA PSA Audition” in the subject line. Those accepted for an audition on June 20 MUST be available to film the PSA on June 22 and June 23 at a SF East Bay accessible location - TBD.
If unable to attend audition, video will be accepted. Please send email to Tari@EINSOFcommunications.com with “FEMA PSA Video” in the subject line for more info.
in commUNITY - Lead on
For CCS San Mateo County youth and their parents
Wednesday, June 24 from 4-6PM
65 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402
In this active, upbeat workshop, kids, teens and young adults practice using "People Safety" skills in everyday life situations. People Safety skills help prevent problems with peers, family, and strangers. The skills also help strengthen important relationships by improving communication. This session will focus on the safety needs of kids, teens and young adults with disabilities, who will learn together with the parents or other adult allies who are helping them learn skills for increasing independence.
Using activities and examples relevant to young people ages 8-21, we’ll:
• Notice possible problems & respond quickly
• Deal with peer pressure
• Stop unwanted attention
• Set clear, appropriate boundaries
• Act aware, calm, and confident
• Manage emotional triggers
• Get help from adults - and persist!
• Say ‘no’ in ways that are effective & practical
• Make safe choices around shunning and exclusion
• Deal confidently with mocking, teasing or taunting
• Use their own power safely to avoid hurting others
• Use practical Stranger Safety habits
To learn more about this workshop or to sign up, please contact your MTP OT/PT directly or contact Mitch Eckstein, CCS Social Worker at 650 616-2509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact Kidpower at (800) 467-6997 ext. 1# with any questions about the class content, our public workshops or materials, or to talk about arranging a workshop for a group of any age.
12th Annual Disability Capitol Action Day
Behavioral Health & Recovery Services and Equity Council Presents:
STAND UP! for Mental Wellness
Sharing Stories of Hope and Inspiration for Recovery
Free and Open to the Public
Refreshments will be Served
When: Monday, May 4th from 6pm - 8pm
Where: Room 100, 225 37th Avenue, San Mateo
RSVP by April 28th to email@example.com or 650-573-2541
The research presentations addressed Working with Diverse Ethnic Populations; LGBT issues; Training Future Professionals in Aging; Skeletal & Joint Health; Mental Health of Older Veterans; and University/ Community partnerships to promote healthy aging in senior living communities. Poster presentation topics included cognitive functioning; physical activity; senior peer coaching; assistive devices; and alternative therapies (music, art, dance, and animal assisted therapies).
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