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.
UMass Medical School is conducting an online survey to learn about the health care experiences of mothers with physical or mobility disabilities before, during, and after pregnancy. This survey is part of a research study.
To participate, you must:
Have a physical or mobility disability
Have given birth to a baby within the last ten (10) years
Be able to complete the survey in either English or Spanish
Your participation involves:
About 20 minutes of your time
Access to a computer and internet
Answering questions about your health care experiences during your most recent pregnancy
Privacy; the survey is anonymous, we will not ask you to provide any contact information
Visit the survey website and answer a few brief screening questions to make sure you are eligible.
If you prefer to complete the survey over the phone, please call to speak to the research staff:
To InnoCaption Users:
On April 2, 2015, InnoCaption, Inc., a provider of Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) announced that it will be temporarily suspending its service because it is not in compliance with Federal Communication Commission (FCC) 911 emergency call handing rules. The failure to handle these calls means that the FCC also must suspend InnoCaption’s certification to provide IP CTS, until it comes into 911 compliance. By this letter, I am writing to explain why the suspension of InnoCaption’s service is necessary.
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires the FCC to ensure the provision of telecommunications relay services that are functionally equivalent to voice telephone services. Access to 911 services is an essential component of functional equivalency. Because the ability to effectively place a 911 call can mean the difference between life and death, relay users (including IP CTS users) must have the same capability as hearing telephone users to place emergency calls and receive callbacks from emergency services if an emergency call is disconnected.
In order to ensure effective 911 access, FCC rules require IP CTS providers to accept 911 calls and route such calls to the appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) or other appropriate 911 emergency center serving a 911caller’s location. In addition, at the beginning of a 911 call, IP CTS providers must convey certain information that will allow the 911 emergency center to re-establish contact with the Communications Assistant (CA) – and thereby the relay user – if the call is disconnected. This is to ensure that the caller continues to have contact with the 911 emergency center operator.
Tests performed by the FCC over the past several months indicate that InnoCaption’s service does not comply with the above emergency call handling rules. InnoCaption’s inability to handle 911 emergency calls in compliance with FCC rules could have serious consequences for the lives, health, and safety of InnoCaption users. As a consequence, it is necessary to suspend InnoCaption’s service until it is capable of handling 911 emergency calls in full compliance with all FCC requirements.
We understand that some consumers rely on InnoCaption to communicate over the telephone in their personal and professional lives. We want to assure you that it remains the FCC’s goal to ensure that all people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or speech disabled have the communication access needed to fully participate in all aspects of society. For this reason, we are working with InnoCaption to expedite its compliance with FCC 911 emergency call handling rules so that it can resume service for the community. Please note that several other companies offer IP-CTS that you may want to consider using. You can find a full list of Internet-based relay providers at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/trs-providers. If you have any questions about this temporary service interruption, please contact the FCC Disability Rights Office at 202-418-2517 or email@example.com. We appreciate your patience and look forward to InnoCaption developing a functionally equivalent service that includes compliant 911 emergency calling service.
Kris Anne Monteith
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Below US poverty line. Free eyeglasses (also see attached voucher application):
Free eye exams and low cost glasses:
The California Vision Project is a non-profit, optometric charity designed to provide low-income, uninsured families throughout the state of California with free comprehensive eye exams and low cost glasses. CVF successfully matches and assigns over 3,000 eligible individuals to volunteer optometrists each year.
Free cataract surgery:
Mission Cataract USA offers free cataract surgery to people of all ages who have no means to pay.
Join CID at the Daily Journal's Annual Health and Wellness Fair
Saturday, March 28 • 9:30 am ~ 2:30 pm • Red Morton Community Center
1120 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City
Hosted by the College of San Mateo
February 25: Part 1: Self Awareness
March 18: Part 2: Awareness Rights
April 15: Part 3: Taking Action
College of San Mateo Bldg. 14 room 118
1pm - 2:30pm
To Register: Call Maisoon Sahouria at 650-645-1780 ext. 130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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