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CPANYS] Digest Number 1824




Mon Oct 6, 2014 6:06 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

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October 07 1:30-2:30 PM, Implementation of WIOA: Lessons from Research on Employment CART will be offered RSVP:
October 07 3-4:30 PM, A National Teleconference & Webinar: Leading Statewide Strategic Planning
October 09 2-3:30 PM, The ADAAA and its Effect on Section 503 of the ’73 Rehabilitation Act
October 09 2:30-4 PM, ADA National Network Learning Session: Effective Communications for Deaf & HoH
October 27-11/21, Orientation for New CIL Personnel Registration deadline October 10
October 11-12, 2014 Matthew Sapolin Memorial WC Basketball Tournament
The schedule has been posted for the 2014 Matthew Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament and you won’t want to miss some of the marquee match-ups on October 11-12 at Horace Mann in the Bronx! Click here:
http://bit.ly/1pbZmcO to see the full schedule as well as more information about the event. Check back soon for the team rosters which will be posted on the Tournament Info page (http://on.fb.me/IfOr35).
(Horace Mann HS, Tibbett Ave, 246 St -College Rd, Bx)
October 11 9-noon Rain/Shine, SCI Awareness 5K Run-Walk-Roll: (Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Queens) 3.1 miles over a mostly flat roadway Register:
October 11 10-4 PM, Free Electronics Recycling. Amsterdam Ave, 109-110 Sts) Computers and peripherals (monitors, printers, faxes/scanners, keyboards, mice, wires, etc.); TVs; stereo & A/V equipment, VCRs, DVD players; phones No Microwaves, refrigerators, air conditioners, smoke or carbon monoxide detectors.
October 11, 2014, 11:00 AM, Mass for People with Disabilities
2860 Sedgwick Avenue
Bronx, New York 10468
Please call if you’re planning to attend
For more information feel free to reach us at 718-548-3005.
Refreshments will be served after the mass.
Please extend this invitation to others who would like to join us
October 11 9-noon Rain/Shine, SCI Awareness 5K Run-Walk-Roll: (Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Queens) 3.1 miles over a mostly flat roadway Register:

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Announcing the 2014 Concepts Gala October 30, 2014.

Mon Oct 6, 2014 7:06 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

We are looking forward to celebrating with you at our 2014 Gala!
An evening of gourmet fare, fine art, education, awards and fun is coming up this October in downtown Brooklyn! Concepts of Independence will host health care leaders, managed care plans, politicians, advocates, artists, consumers and personal assistants at our 2014 Annual Gala at the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.
Our evening will include a cocktail hour where everyone can meet and mingle, and silent auction.
A silent auction is one that takes place during the event, in the background. The items for auction will all be displayed on a table, each with a piece of paper in front of them and a minimum bid. Guests write in their bid on the paper. Whomever bids highest by the time the auction closes (the end of the evening), receives the item and all payments are donated by to Concepts. We will be auctioning a number of exciting things, including tickets to Carnegie Hall, BAM, works from local artists and artisans, wineries, spas and more. It is looking like it will be a great time.
Then during dinner we will settle down to honor our Consumers and Personal Assistants who will be celebrating 25 years with Concepts of Independence in addition to notable advocates and leaders. Just prior to the Gala we will be hosting an educational seminar to help managed care plans and other individuals better understand the world of Consumer Direction. Gala attendees are welcome to attend this free workshop as well.
The Gala will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The workshop will be from 2pm – 4pm, and the Gala from 4pm – 8pm. The whole event will take place at:
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (btw. Johnson and Fulton St)
While the full ticket price is $125, which supports our cause and the cost of the event, we are happy to be able to offer our Consumers, Surrogates and Personal Assistants deeply discounted price levels as outlined below:
· Consumer tickets: $50 each
· Personal Assistant tickets: $50 each
· Surrogates & family member tickets: $100 each
While this will not cover our own costs, we feel it is important that our members are able to attend. If you wish to attend, please return the Response Card with your payment at your earliest convenience but no later than October 3, 2014. Or you can visit
http://concepts.eventbee.com to purchase tickets. Please extend this invitation to all Personal Assistants, family, friends and supporters. We hope to have a very worthwhile and fun evening!
Concepts is pleased to announce this year’s honorees, who will be awarded at our 2014 Gala:
FDNY Firefighters Damion Waite and Lawrence Hollingsworth will receive the Abe Zelmanowitz Humanitarian Award for their bravery in saving the life of a person with a disability in the face of severe danger. We are excited to announce that FDNY Commissioner Nigro will be at the Gala and will speak about the advances that FDNY has made in aiding people with disabilities.
Edith M Prentiss will receive the Sandra Schnur Award for Advocacy for her incredible effort and success in the bid for more accessible taxicabs in NYC from Marvin Wasserman Sandra Schnur ‘s widower. Cost $125
Crystal & Co will be presented with the Corporate Excellence Award for their crucial work in providing the best possible insurance and benefits to Concepts’ PAs, thereby fostering a stronger continuity of care.
Questions? Contact Meghan at
mtaylor@coiny.org, or 212-293-9999 x244.
Meghan Taylor
Executive Assistant
Concepts of Independence
120 Wall Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10005
212-293-9999 x244

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Join us October 23rd for Chairs for Humanity!

Mon Oct 6, 2014 7:50 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

Join us October 23rd for Chairs for Humanity!
We’re looking forward to seeing you October 23 for a fun evening of comedy, raffle prizes, and a silent auction of artwork. All proceeds from this event help us build adaptations for kids with disabilities and support our “Never Say No” policy.
If you’re interested in being involved in the event, please give us a call or send us an email. Feel free to invite your friends, no RSVP required.
A gallery of the auction chairs is coming soon to: adaptivedesign.org.
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TATI Application Deadline: Friday November 14th

Mon Oct 6, 2014 8:34 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

TATI Application Deadline: Friday November 14th
November 14th Application Deadline for the
2015 Teaching Artist Training Institute (TATI)
TATI provides free training and arts education best practices for individuals interested in working with students on the autism spectrum.
Through observational visits and professional development seminars, TATI participants learn the fundamentals of autism, pathways of communication and the therapeutic value of the arts.
“TATI is a great opportunity to connect with others who do the same kind of work that normally can be so isolating. By meeting with the others I found a support system of understanding people whom you can share what’s working, what’s not and find answers to some of the challenges in this line of work.” – Nancy Schneider, Marquis Studios Teaching Artist, TATI Graduate
Who Should Participate?
TATI participants are those with a genuine interest in working with developmentally delayed children. Previous TATI graduates have included teaching artists, classroom teachers and arts therapists. Individuals currently working in the field are also encouraged to apply.
TATI takes place over the course of six Thursdays from January through March 2015 including
January 29th, February 5th, February 13th, February 27th, March 6th and March 13th. Training runs
from approximately 9am – 2pm daily.
PS 37 in Staten Island
Marquis Studios provides free bus transportation leaving from our offices in Dumbo Brooklyn. Bus transportation departs promptly at 8am and returns at approximately 3pm.
TATI is free for all participants.
Free lunch is provided each training day.
For additional information please contact Ryan Berg (
TATI is presented in partnership by Marquis Studios, VSA and District 75
TATI is supported by VSA, which is a program of the Kennedy Center for the Performing arts in Washington, DC. It is also supported by generous funding from the Bay and Paul Foundation, The Kornfeld Foundation, the NY State Council on the Arts, NYC dept. of Cultural Affairs and our loyal donors.
Apply Now
The “Apply Now” link saves the application file to your Downloads folder.
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REMINDER-2014 Matthew Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournam

Mon Oct 6, 2014 8:41 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

2014 Matthew Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
The 14th annual Matthew Sapolin Memorial Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (formerly the Mayor’s Cup) will bring the nation’s best wheelchair basketball teams to New York City for two days of non-stop action on October 11 & 12! The tournament, held at Horace Mann School in the Bronx, is one of the largest of its kind in the Northeast and has become one of the premier events on the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) schedule. Admission is FREE for all spectators, so don’t miss it! Please visit
www.Facebook.com/SapolinTournament for the most up-to-date information regarding the tournament schedule, team rosters, volunteer opportunities, photos, videos and more.
Tournament Volunteers:
Volunteering is a good way for individuals to gain experience in the sports industry and see how an event is produced, while also serving their community. For more information about this fantastic opportunity, please visit the Tournament Volunteer page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinator Ben Ruiz at
bruiz@nycgo.com or (212) 484-5427.



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Tue Oct 7, 2014 7:50 am (PDT) . Posted by:

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Action Alert: Delay FSLA Companionship Changes so People With Di

Tue Oct 7, 2014 9:35 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

Action Alert: Delay FSLA Companionship Changes so People With Disabilities & Attendants are not Hurt!From: Dave Sutliff-Atias
Delay the FSLA Companionship Changes! Take Action!
These changes will hurt attendants and people with disabilities if states don’t have more time to prepare!
On October 1, 2013, US Department of Labor (DOL) published changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act that will require state Medicaid programs to pay time-and-a-half for overtime and pay for travel time. These rules were intended to go into effect on January 1, 2015, but DOL didn’t release important guidance on critical issues until the summer of 2014. By that time, most states had already established their budgets, and without time for states to develop and fund plans to comply with the rule, they will simply cap the hours attendant can work to avoid overtime. This will:
a.. Undercut the ability of people with disabilities and seniors to live in the community,
b.. Undermine our ability to decide who comes into our homes and touches our bodies, and
c.. Hurt attendants by reducing their income.
To avoid this, advocates need time to secure state funding to pay for the overtime and travel time. To do that, the changes to the Companionship Exemption must be delayed for at least 18 months. This will give advocates and states the time they need to create an appropriate plan to comply with the changes without harming people with disabilities and attendants!
Organized labor has been pushing the Obama Administration to keep the original deadline and implement the rules on January 1st, even though they know this will hurt both attendants and attendant service users. DOL needs to hear from the disability community.

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October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Tue Oct 7, 2014 9:55 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a campaign to raise awareness about disability employment issues. NDEAM celebrates the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities across America. This year’s theme is “Expect. Employ. Empower.” Read the Presidential Proclamation–National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2014, and be sure to check out today’s blog post, “Building Inclusion,” by Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy.
Do you have questions about how to get help with
your job search, accommodations on the job,
employment programs for Veterans with
disabilities, or where to find vocational
rehabilitation services near you?
Read Disability.gov’s Guide to
Employment for answers to these and many
other important employment-related questions.
Expect. Employ. Empower. What can YOU do?

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Save the Date – National Medicare Advocates Alliance Call

Tue Oct 7, 2014 10:41 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

Monday, October 20, 2014 – 2:00 P.M., Eastern Time
Call-in Number: 1 (888) 206-2266
Pass Code: 9874704
NOTE: We ask people calling from the same location to gather around one telephone.
This frees up lines and holds down costs. Please ensure your line is on MUTE for the duration of the call until the Q&A portion of the Agenda.
And Register Now for our webinar – DMEPOS: Beneficiary Access to Supplies and Services
Matthew E. Shepard
Communications Director  /  Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
PO Box 350  / Willimantic, CT 06226
(860)456-7790  / Fax (860)456-261

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For NYS providers– NEW Training: Accessing Insurance Coverage f

Tue Oct 7, 2014 10:55 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

NEW Training: Accessing Insurance Coverage for Substance Use & Mental Treatment: The Federal Parity Law
Our colleagues at the Legal Action Center are doing a very timely webinar on the Federal Parity Law. As we have said on several occasions, the final parity regulations in combination with the Affordable Care Act will be one of the most significant vehicle’s for transforming the nation’s behavioral health system.
Visit Legal Action Center on Facebook and Twitter:
Mailing Address:
Legal Action Center  /  225 Varick Street  / New York, NY 10014 / US
Contact Name: Vanessa Severino  /  Telephone Number: 212-243-1313

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Webinar: Service Animals and You Oct 15, 2014

Tue Oct 7, 2014 11:48 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

United Spinal Association
Webinar: Service Animals and You
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT | Eastern Standard Time
Target audience: Consumers interested in service animals
Register for this webinar
More than just a ‘four legged’ companion, service animals play a viable role in the lives of people living with a disability. This webinar will explore the relevance of service animals and how they impact and affect a person’s health and overall well-being.
Presenters: Sheryl L. Pipe, Ph.D.; Dakhari Psychological Services, LLC
Please join us for this webinar.
Ziggi Landsman
VP of Online Relations
United Spinal Association
This message was sent to
ld261@optonline.net from:
Ziggi Landsman,
zlandsman@unitedspinal.org, Selig Landsman | 75-20 Astoria Blvd | East Elmhurst, NY 11370

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NYC Winter Weather Access and Mobility Summit October 22, 2014

Tue Oct 7, 2014 11:57 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

Good Afternoon. The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and the NYC Department of Sanitation will host the NYC Winter Weather Access and Mobility Summit on October 22, 2014 from 11-1PM at the Lighthouse Guild for the blind. If the enclosed flyer could be circulated to all I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you
NYC Winter Weather Access and Mobility Summit
The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) in partnership with the
Department of Sanitation (DSNY) cordially invites you to:
NYC Winter Weather Access and Mobility Summit
The NYC Winter Weather Access and Mobility Summit is a conference which
will focus on the steps that people with disabilities and their loved ones can
take to ensure safe travel during the winter months. Topics that will be discussed in the panel include: Winter weather preparedness. How to report lack of accessibility and hazardous or unsafe  conditions in your home or community? list end
People are encouraged to ask questions and raise issues of interest to them.
NYC Winter Weather Access and Mobility Summit
October 22, 2014
The Lighthouse Guild for the Blind
Time: 11AM – 1PM
Please register at
www.nyc.gov/mopd or Call 311
For travel information please call MTA’s 511
Designated AAR Location: 111 East 59th between Park and Lexington Ave. (left side)
Matthew Puvogel | Transportation Coordinator
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor | New York, NY 10038
O: 212.788.8948 | F: 212.312.0960
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Digest 1815   [CPANYS] Digest Number 1815

 Advocacy the delay the FSLA changes is under attack!

Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:50 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26
Subject: Advocacy the delay the FSLA changes is under attack!
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:55:55 +0000
The disability community has made a strong case for delaying the changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act because those changes will:
– undercut the ability of people with disabilities and seniors to live in the community,
– undermine our ability to decide who comes into our homes and touches our bodies, and
– hurt attendants by reducing their income.
We have advocated for a reasonable delay that would allow states to figure out how to pay for the changes and create mechanisms that will prevent people from ending up in institutions. Instead of working in solidarity WITH the disability community to find a solution that works for everyone, the National Domestic Workers Alliance is trying to undermine our advocacy. Here s text from an email they just sent out:
President Obama  announced that as of January 1, 2015, homecare workers would no longer be excluded from basic workplace protections like the right to earn minimum wage and overtime pay. But this historic win is under attack. Right now corporate homecare agencies are lobbying the DOL and the states to delay implementation.
Although corporate homecare agencies may be lobbying DOL to delay these rules, the National Domestic Workers Alliance is well aware that the DISABILITY COMMUNITY has been advocating as well. They understand the impact these rules will have on people with disabilities and attendants, but it is clear that Aijen Poo and the Domestic Workers Alliance don t care about that! They apparently only care about their own political agenda – and not the people who rely on these services.
DOL was on the verge of delaying the rules to allow us to address these issues at the state level, but hasn t announced the delay. It is clear that the National Domestic Workers Alliance and others in organized labor will push for implementation of these rules regardless of the impact on people with disabilities and our attendants.
We need to make sure OUR voice is heard!
LOOK FOR AN ALERT TOMORROW. Respond and then urge others to do the same.
NATIONAL ADAPT MAILING LIST – Adapt Community Choice Act List http://www.adapt.org
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[CPANYS] Digest Number 18161

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:24 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

L’Shana Tova! to all my dear friends Jews or not!
Have a Happy and Healthy New Year
Enjoy the New Year in good health and with peace and much happiness for you and all your loved ones.
Wishing you all the
Good Health, Happiness & Peace
Life can Bring  throughout the coming Year.



Tue Sep 23, 2014

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September 24 , TARGET Interactive Technology Series: Employ Assistive Technology for Touch Screens (1400 Independence Ave SW Room 1005-South, Washington, DC) or http://www.dm.usda.gov/oo/target/events-direct.html
FDWC News Hour to Host Webinar on How and When Pregnant Employees Receive Reasonable Accommodations — September 24, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Although pregnancy itself is not a disability, pregnant workers and pregnant job applicants are not excluded from the protections of the ADA. In this FDWC News Hour webinar, participants will learn how and when an employer must provide pregnancy-related accommodations. The webinar will be held September 24, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT.
• Register for the FDWC News Hour webinar
Attention Seniors and Bronxites with Disabilities—Opportunity to Freeze Rent/Reduce Homeownership Costs–SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Cordially Invites You to an Educational Forum on Programs to
Help Freeze Your Rent or
Reduce Your Homeownership Costs
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
New York Public Library
310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458
RENTERS, did you know that more seniors and people with disabilities will now qualify for programs that will allow them to no longer receive rent increases? As of July 2014, income eligibility for individuals to qualify for SCRIE and DRIE programs has now increased to $50,000 per year.
SENIOR HOMEOWNERS, did you know that you may qualify for additional tax exemptions?
Representatives from the New York City Department of Finance
will be in attendance to discuss the following programs :
Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)
Disability Citizens Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE)
Senior Citizen Homeowners Exemption (SCHE)
Enhances STAR Exemption (STAR)
If you are interested in any of these services please call 718-590-6248 to confirm your attendance. Light Refreshments will be served!
October 01-12/03, FSLC (Family Support Liaison Center) PLAN (Parents Leading Advocacy Now) Training: Learn to Tell Your Story to Bring About Change Eligibility: you must be a parent/caregiver of a child, adolescent, or young adult who has emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges who received services in the children’s behavioral health services system. Applicants referred from a Family Resource Center or a NAMI Basics class will be given first priority. Application, Deniece Chi David 212-684-3365×219 or parent@naminyc.org the training is limited to 20 participants. In-person meetings are required and will be scheduled upon receipt of application. Deadline September 24
September 26  Region II conference call, Briefing for Disability Stakeholders on FEMA’s PrepareAthon Program and Individual Preparedness. Hosted by James Flemming, FEMA’s Regional Disability Integration Specialist, and the PrepareAthon briefing will be delivered by Claire Thomas, Regional Preparedness Officer. Mrs. Thomas will be joined by Lourdes Cabrarra, Human Services Emergency Management Specialist from FEMA’s Caribbean Area Division, Human Services Branch, in discussing individual preparedness for persons with disabilities. Captioning will be provided. Participants will need to register at least 5 business days in advance for this briefing with Robert Americo at robert.americo@fema.dhs.gov
Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology to Present Webinar on Accessible

Technology — September 26,
The ODEP-funded Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) will host the third in its current series of webinars on Friday, September 26, 1:00-2:30 PM EDT. “Powering Up Your Employment Potential through Accessible Technology: What People with Disabilities Need to Know” will explore how people with disabilities can advocate for accessible technology in their workplaces and the benefits of doing so, for them and all employees. The webinar will be moderated by Richard Crespin of CollaborateUp and feature a variety of knowledgeable panelists with expertise in accessible technology from both the user and employer perspectives.
Children’s Resource Fair @ Brooklyn Public Library September 27th
Come to the Third Annual Brooklyn Children’s Resource Fair!
Join us for a range of health, education and recreation resources for families and service providers of children with disabilities.
This free event will take place on the Plaza at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Saturday, September 27th from 11am – 3pm
Booth Registration
If you are interested in setting up a free booth or activity at this year’s Brooklyn Children’s Resource Fair please contact agerolami@bklynlibrary.org or call 718.253.4948 by September 13th.
Allison Gerolami | Outreach Associate, The Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs
Brooklyn Public Library
Tel: 718.253.4948  /  Fax: 718.252.1520    /  Cell: 917.635.3200  / bklynlibrary.org
Take Me Out to the Ballgame with BIANYS! September 28th
Join your BIANYS friends on Sunday, September 28th, for Brain Injury/ Concussion Awareness Day at Citi Field. While the NY Mets play the Houston Astros, you can help BIANYS and our allies spread the word about brain injury and concussion.
Seats are at field level in left field and are available today for $50 ($55 with credit card). The tickets include access to the Caesar’s, and Promenade Clubs.
The first 25,000 fans to the game will receive a Casey Stengel Bobblehead and a 2015 magnetic schedule.
This is the final home game of the regular season and is also a Family Sunday game, with the opportunity for children to run the bases after the game
Group tickets are available for large groups and organizations! Help BIANYS hit a grand slam with this event by buying a block of seats.
Order tickets and learn more about the event and sponsorship opportunities through the BIANYS website http://bianys.org/Metstickets
Together we can work to strike out brain injury!
Get your tickets today! Visit www.bianys.org/metstickets for details.
September 29 8:30-noon, NYC Comptroller’s Families & Flexibility: Reshaping the Workplace for the 21st Century (TBD) RSVP: conference@comptroller.nyc.gov or 212-669-4466 / TTY (212) 669-3450. Accommodations: 212-669-4315.
ERISA Advisory Council to hold open meeting Monday, Sept. 29
An open meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council, will take place Monday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. The council will discuss reports and recommendations on the issues of pharmacy benefit manager compensation and fee disclosure, outsourcing employee benefit plan services and facilitating lifetime plan participation. Most council members will participate via teleconference, but members of the public who wish to participate can report to Room 6 of C-5320 at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210.
September 30 Intro to flexible Web – Power Seminar for JAWS users (CCVIP, Baruch College) Register: 646-312-1420 If sponsored by NYS Commission for the Blind, contact you counselor for a referral
September 30-October 02, The Arc’s 2014 National Convention (New Orleans, LA) http://convention.thearc.org/home
September 30 10 PM, City Council Committee on Disability Services Oversight Hearing: Medicaid Redesign (250 Broadway – Committee Rm, fl 14)
September 30 10-2 PM, MOPD & DoT Access to Independence:
A Transportation Expo Designed to Educate the Public About Accessible Transportation Options Available in NYC (Columbus Park, North side of the park, Joralemon & Johnson Sts, adjacent to Brooklyn Boro Hall) Register: www.nyc.gov/mopd or Call 311
September 30, Funding & Delivering Youth Transition Progs: One CIL’s Experience with Sexuality Education registration: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1739940/Webinar-Registration-Funding-and-Delivering-Youth-Transition-Programs-September-10-30-2014
New York Health Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Summits: Looking Back, Looking Forward September 30
The Queens/Brooklyn/Staten REGIONAL SUMMIT Tuesday, September 30, 2014 second year of open enrollment (Nov 15, 2014 – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
York College, City University of New York
Faculty Dining Room
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11451
Lunch will be provided
To register:
RSVP to the email invitation or contact Marcelle Dinnall at Marcelle.Dinnall@1199funds.org. Provide your full name, email, phone, and organization
Coordinators: Marcelle Dinnall and Jennifer Clarke-
Craig, Healthcare Education Project
Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Accessibility for Government Communicators (September 30)
The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place September 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and will cover tactics and techniques government communicators can use to ensure that their projects meet Section 508 requirements. Presenters will cover content development for both external and internal communications, common areas where communications projects often run into compliance issues, and how to work with Section 508 coordinators and IT staff on accessibility.
For more details or to register for this free webinar, visit www.adaconferences.org/CIOC/.
The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to electronic and information technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board and eFedLink.

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Thu Sep 25, 2014 (PDT) . Posted by:

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AS A REMINDER! If anybody is getting this email TWICE, let me know A.S.A.P.
If you were asking to be removed or unsubscribed and still are getting email again, let me know A.S.A.P. Don’t hesitate to ask to remove you from listserv or CPANYS group. No any explanation is necessary.
If you want to get daily digest, not single emails, NOW you need to sign to the CPANYS yourself, go to and subscribe
Thank you.
To learn more about the CPANYS group, please visit http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/CPANYS
If you have received this message more than once – my apologies – getting the word out is so important.
Sunday Funday for children with special needs, open house September 28th
Do you have a child with special needs? Come take part in our expanded Sunday morning recreation program at the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood.
Sports & Gym – Drama – Arts & Crafts – Music & Movement – Martial Arts – Yoga – Cooking – Social Skills – Jewish Culture/Education option*
This program is for children who require small group settings with additional supports, and offers a high staff-to-child ratio. Reasonable rates and partial scholarships available. Snack is included.
The deadline to register for the program is October 4.
Fall Session
Dates: Sundays October 5th – December 21st (No class on November 30th)
Time: 9:30 – 11:45 AM
Ages: 5-14 years old
Fee: $350 for 11 classes
Join us for a free open house on Sunday September 28th from 10:30AM—12PM at the Y (54 Nagle Ave.)

*Jewish Culture/Education is offered on Oct. 12- Dec. 14 from 11:45AM-12:45PM for an extra fee of $130
Ari Lewis
Support Music Community Forum in Skaneateles, NY on September 30
Produced in collaboration with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, the Community Forum fall tour continues in Skaneateles, NY with a live webcast the morning of September 30th to celebrate the benefits of music education, with a special focus on the community’s commitment to assuring access and opportunity. Skaneateles is the third of seven Community Forums that will be produced across the U.S. this fall and winter. Please use this website to register for the webinar.
Grammy Foundation Supports Music Research and Preservation Projects
Deadline: October 1, 2014 (Letters of Inquiry) Funded by the Recording Academy, the Grammy Foundation’s annual grant program provides support for music archiving and preservation efforts and scientific research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. The research projects grant program awards funding of up to $20,000 to organizations and individuals working to research the impact of music on the human condition. Examples include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition, and healing; the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals; and the creative process underlying music. Priority will be given to projects with strong methodological design as well those designed to address an important research question.
2014-2015 Junior Wheelchair Basketball for Children with Physical Disabilities Ages 7-21- Please come out this Sunday!!!


Hello Everyone!!!
Hope you had a wonderful summer and great start to the school year. Do you know of any children between the ages of 7-21 that have a physical disability and/or uses a wheelchair, cane or walker? Well, we’re looking to teach and train newbie, beginner, intermediate and exceptional kids, teens and young adults how to play wheelchair basketball and compete against others in their age group. It’s a great form of fitness/exercise and also a great way for them to learn how to eventually play at the level shown in the attached video. Please come out this Sunday and have any children who you may know try it out!!!
We even have 3 ft., 5 ft. and 10 ft. hoops for all children to learn how to shoot and score baskets!!!
The NY Rollin’ Fury practices are held every Sunday at:
NYC Parks’ Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, Manhattan, NY – Sundays, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Practices started Sunday, September 14th and we’ve had a great turnout but need more children and teen participants!!!
There’s also tons of street side parking on West 25th Street for AAR pickups and drop-offs and/or parents who drive and need parking!!!
Email Coach Chris Bacon at: cbacon@gmail.com. If you have any questions or visit them online at: http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=nyrollingfury
Central Park North Stars special hockey team
Central Park North Stars special hockey team, Central Park Ice Hockey,
Central Park North Stars special hockey team from Greg Dries


Hey everyone,

I’m proud to announce that Lasker Rink will be hosting a special hockey team; the Central Park North Stars will be making their debut this season. The team is open to players with developmental disabilities age 5 to young adult.
We are currently taking on new players, beginners are welcome. We are also looking for volunteer coaches to skate with the players. Practices will be on Saturday mornings at 9:30. Let me know if this would be a good fit for you. If you know someone that would be interested please pass this along. If interested please contact me atgdries@trumporg.com
For more information go to the following sites: http://www.laskerrink.com/Default.aspx?p=dynamicmodule&pageid=359511&ssid=307497&vnf=1 http://americanspecialhockey.org/
Arts Ed Grants from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Deadline: October 15, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Creative Curricula program provides grants to teaching artists or cultural organizations working with Manhattan public schools to provide K-12 arts education in the classroom. Creative Curricula is part of the New York State Council on the Arts’ Decentralization program, a statewide community arts re-granting program. LMCC administers Creative Curricula for the borough of Manhattan. Creative Curricula makes grants of up to $5,000 to Manhattan-based individual teaching artists or small to mid-sized nonprofit cultural organizations (arts organizations, social service agencies, senior centers, faith-based organizations, folk societies, cultural centers, etc.) working in partnership with Manhattan public schools. For More information, please see their website

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City Of New York And Disability Advocates Announce Landmark Sett

Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:26 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

City Of New York And Disability Advocates Announce Landmark Settlement To Increase Taxicab Accessibility
Friday, September 19, 2014 – 14:27
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Four disability rights organizations, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and the Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities (MOPD) announced today that they have reached an historic settlement agreement to phase-in wheelchair-accessible yellow medallion taxicabs so that fifty percent will be accessible to men, women, and children who use wheelchairs and scooters by 2020. The agreement is the first of its kind in the country and would make New York’s yellow taxi fleet the most accessible in the nation and one of the most disability friendly in the world.
The agreement calls for the TLC to propose rules that, if approved following a public hearing to be held next year, will require yellow taxi fleets to replace, via attrition, at least 50 percent of taxicab vehicles with wheelchair- accessible vehicles by 2020. New York City taxicabs typically have a lifespan of three to five years, depending on how they are operated, and the 2,000 new taxicab medallion licenses that will be issued over the next several years (200 of which have already been auctioned) will count toward the 50 percent goal. The rulemaking process will determine how the remaining number will be achieved.
Currently, only 231 out of the City’s 13,237 taxicabs are wheelchair accessible. In June 2012, the City established a dispatch program enabling wheelchair users to request accessible taxicabs via 311. “The dispatch program has helped thousands of wheelchair users get a taxi, but it is not enough. Today’s agreement will bring us a truly accessible taxi fleet,” Yassky said.
Assuming the proposed disability rules are adopted by the Taxi and Limousine Commission following a public hearing, the settlement, upon approval by the federal court, will resolve a federal class action lawsuit filed in January 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The suit was brought by a coalition of people with disabilities, including Taxis for All Campaign, United Spinal Association, 504 Democratic Club, and Disabled in Action.
James Weisman, general counsel for Plaintiff United Spinal, added that “this is going to save the City tens of millions a year in paratransit costs. Making cabs accessible is not just the sensible thing to do for the many New Yorkers and visitors to the City who use wheelchairs, it’s fiscally responsible.”
The matter is titled Taxis for All Campaign v. Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC), and was formerly captioned Noel v. TLC. Under the settlement terms, the TLC agrees to propose rules that, once approved following a public hearing to be held next year, will require the yellow taxi fleet to phase in wheelchair-accessible vehicles, as non-accessible taxis are retired, reaching a 50 percent wheelchair-accessible fleet by 2020.
The disability groups are represented by Sid Wolinsky, Julia Pinover, and Kara Janssen of the nonprofit legal center Disability Rights Advocates and Daniel Brown and Sarah Aberg of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. The City is represented by Robin Binder and Michelle Goldberg-Cahn of the Office of the Corporation Counsel of New York City.
Click here: City Of New York And Disability Advocates Announce Landmark Settlement To Increase Taxicab Accessibility | The Met

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Time is running out to join BIANYS at the ballgame!

Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:34 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

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Email Newsletter
Hit a Grand Slam for Awareness!
Join your BIANYS friends on Sunday, September 28th, for Brain Injury/ Concussion Awareness Day at Citi Field. While the NY Mets play the Houston Astros, you can help BIANYS and our allies spread the word about brain injury and concussion.
Seats are at field level in left field and are available today for $50 ($55 with credit card). The tickets include access to the Caesar’s, and Promenade Clubs.
The first 25,000 fans to the game will receive a Casey Stengel Bobblehead and a 2015 magnetic schedule.
This is the final home game of the regular season and is also a Family Sunday game, with the opportunity for children to run the bases after the game.
Group tickets are available for large groups and organizations! Help BIANYS hit a grand slam with this event by buying a block of seats.
Order tickets and learn more about the event and sponsorship opportunities through the BIANYS website.
Together we can work to strike out brain injury!
BIANYS * 1-800-444-6443 * (518) 459-7911
Fax: (518) 482-5285 * mailto:info@bianys.org?subject=Mets%20Game * www.bianys.org


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Disability Rights Advocate (DRA): ADA Eagle and Turkey Awards

Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:54 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

Disability Rights Advocates is planning an ADA Eagles and Turkeys Awards event.
I hope you might be able to assist us in identifying candidates for these awards. The Eagle awards will acknowledge businesses, organizations and persons who have advanced the rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. The Turkey awards will call out those who have resisted such progress for people with disabilities.
Please feel free to send such suggestions to me at lparadis@dralegal.org.
We are hoping to receive all nominations by October 15.
If you don’t know, DRA has taken on a number of cases in the short time since they opened their NYC office. as they focus on class action and impact litigation concerning all types of access barriers faced by New Yorkers with disabilities. Cases have included taxi and subway accessibility, accessibility of polling places, and emergency preparedness for persons with disabilities.
Thanks for your time and attention to this matter
Larry Paradis,
Executive Director, Disability Rights Advocates

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NYAIL Action Alert – 9.9.14 -Tell Congress to Fully Fund Housing

Tue Sep 9, 2014 1:42 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

This alert comes to NYAIL from the National Low Income Housing Coalition


Call on Congress to Fully Fund Housing Programs Now!

Tell Congress Housing Programs Need Adequate Full-Year Funding

Congress returns from August recess this week and will get to work on a continuing resolution (CR) to keep federal programs, including HUD’s housing programs, funded until mid-December. A CR is necessary if Congress does not pass an FY15 HUD appropriations bill before September 30. While a CR will only fund programs at their FY14 levels, a stronger FY15 appropriations bill with strong funding levels would be much better for housing programs. For example:

a.. A CR would only fund HUD’s homeless assistance programs at 14% less than the $2.406 billion level requested by President Obama for FY14.
a.. At FY14 levels, the housing choice voucher program would be funded at $1.2 billion less than the amount needed to bring back the 40,000 vouchers lost because of 2013’s sequestration, and not yet restored.
a.. And, for the critical public housing operating and capital funds, FY14 funding levels are less than both the President requested and the Senate’s FY15 appropriation bill would provide.

At this point, it is unlikely that Congress will pass a full HUD appropriations bill, but will rather move forward with a CR to fund programs just beyond the November elections.

Please join us in calling your Members of Congress to ask them to contact the Chair or Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee and tell them that providing adequate funding for the McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs, the housing choice voucher program, the public housing operating and capital programs, the HOME program, and HUD programs are top priorities.


The House and Senate are back from their August recess for just a couple of weeks before another recess prior to the elections. During this time, Congress must pass some mechanism to fund programs after the start of the next fiscal year, which begins on October 1. Housing programs will be better off if Congress adequately funds them in FY15 rather than continuing FY14 funding levels.


a.. ACTION: Call your Senators and Representative this week and ask to speak to the staff person who works on housing issues.
b.. Make the ask! Urge them to support sufficient funding for McKinney-Vento homeless assistance grants, tenant-based rental assistance, public housing, HOME, and other important programs.
c.. Report back. Contact us to let us know what type of response you are getting when making your calls. We want to be able to track any progress that is being made. Reach us at outreach@nlihc.org.
d.. Spread the word. Forward this action alert to your networks with the phone numbers of your Senate and House offices.

To find the contact information for your Senators and Representative, simply visit NLIHC’s website and enter your zip code in the “Contact Congress” box at the lower right of the screen. When calling, make sure to ask for the staff person who works on housing issues.

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REMINDER- September 30, 2014 Access to Independence: An Accessible T

Tue Sep 9, 2014 4:40 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

Access to Independence
The New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) in collaboration with the
New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) cordially invite you to: ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE
“Access to Independence is an Accessible Transportation Expo Designed to Educate the Public About Accessible
Transportation Options Available in New York City” Victor Calise, Commissioner, MOPD
September 30, 2014
10 AM – 2 PM
Columbus Park, Brooklyn NY
(North side of the park)
Columbus Park is adjacent to
Brooklyn Borough Hall
Access to Independence Participants Include:

NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)

MTA New York City Transit

MTA Access-A-Ride

NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission

NYC Department of Education

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island

Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies (IAC)

By Subway: 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall, entrance/exits are within the park. R to Court St, walk one block east towards Cadman Plaza W. A,C,F, R to Jay St-MetroTech,
walk two block
west towards Adams St.
By Bus: The following Brooklyn bus routes are adjacent to the park 25, 26, 38, 41, 45, 52, 57, and 103. Please check with the MTA for additional bus routes.
Contact Information
To participate please register online at: www.nyc.gov/mopd or Call 311
Matthew Puvogel | Transportation Coordinator
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor | New York, NY 10038
O: 212.788.8948 | F: 212.312.0960

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The West Side Soccer League are looking for disabled children be

Tue Sep 9, 2014 4:52 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

West Side Soccer League’s program for special needs players, now in its 16th year, still has openings for players ages 5 to 7 years old. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh5MHoAwj4w

The West Side Soccer League plays in Central Park on Sundays, starting Sept 14th, from 12:15-1:15pm. Normal cost is $140 per player, but scholarships are available which bring the cost down to $20 per player.

To register, go to www.wssl.org, and register for the “Special program for athletes with disabilities” or email Jim Karpe at karpe.jim@gmail.com if you have any questions. Thanks!

Special Needs Soccer
VIP Soccer is a parent-run, all-volunteer league which provides special needs families with a safe, fun team sports experience. This adaptive sports program at West Side Soccer League (WSSL) now has over 100 players, including families from all five boros. Affordability is important, since special needs families are faced with a lot of extra costs. Standard fee is $140 for the 9 week season, and the no-questions-asked scholarship reduces that to $20.

Fun is the most important aspect of our program. Children will play sports by choice, and they choose to stop when the fun drains away. VIP soccer keeps it fun through a mixture of engaging skill-building games, and the right level of challenge. The “adapt” part of “adaptive soccer” means that we change the game, to provide the player and their family with the right mixture of support and challenge. We are guided by the belief that the most fun and memorable experiences are the result of facing a challenge and overcoming it.

Red Bulls trainers have been an integral part of VIP soccer for the past three years. They are out on the field with our players and coaches several times each season, running the skill-building portion of the program and even helping to referee the games for the younger players. These professional trainers lead our players and at the same time give our parent-coaches guidance. “Our parents come to the league with enthusiasm, but almost no soccer knowledge,” says VIP head coach Jim Karpe. “The young men and women from Red Bulls have filled that gap in our line-up—plus they bring their own enthusiasm to the field.”

VIP Soccer is a truly community-based program. Most of our coaches are player-parents, and many siblings get involved as well, as on-field buddies—essentially one-on-one assistant coaches. And our community includes the mainstream West Side Soccer League parents and players. Entire teams of mainstream players, ages 10 and up, come out to on a weekly basis to train with VIP teams and then play a (half-speed) game against them. The delightful surprise has been what a positive experience this has been for the mainstream players and their families. “Special needs parents are grateful for the program,” says Jim Karpe, “but the real over-the-top ‘thank you’s come from the mainstream families. They see their self-involved teen-ager suddenly blossom into an empathic, caring human. It’s all about creating the right conditions.”

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Isn’t soccer too fast-paced for someone with developmental disabilities?
A. No. Soccer is a wonderful sport for our population of special children. Put a ball at a child’s feet. As soon as they kick it, they have started playing soccer. It grows up from there, to moving the ball intentionally, becoming aware of opponents, team-mates, passing. Some of our players will advance to ball mastery and reading the field. For others, victory will mean simply getting ball down the field toward the goal.

Q. Aren’t there complicated rules about when a ball is in and out of play?
A. We adjust the rules to fit the abilities of our players, all of whom have IEPs.

Q. Where and when?
A. We play on Sunday mornings in Central Park’s North Meadow, from September until mid-November. As the league continues to grow, we anticipate expanding to Sunday afternoons and to Saturday in 2015.

Q. How do I register?
A. On-line at www.wssl.org
Be sure to click on the radio button about the “special soccer experience for players with…disabilities”
And, if you cannot afford the $140 fee, click on the scholarship request and the fee drops to $20.

Q. Isn’t it too late to register?
A. Anytime after mid-June, you will get a scary “Waitlist” warning message, because the mainstream program has been filled up. However, VIP still has openings as of mid-August.

Q. What about players with mobility issues, or who are in wheel chairs?
A. Most of our players fall into the “stand-up disability” category. We have had successful participation from players who need assistive devices, from walkers to wheel-chairs. However, moving a wheel chair around on our natural grass fields in Central Park is not easy, so we are now partnering with the NYC Parks Department to create and run a wheel-chair soccer league which will play on more suitable surfaces. At least to start with, this will be indoor only.


Co-ed Special Needs Sports Leagues in NYC

Children from all five boros welcome, age 5 & up. No one turned away. Registration deadlines are flexible, but early on-line registration is recommended. Due to growth of leagues, late registrants might be wait-listed.

We are a loosely affiliated group of parents and volunteers, united by our shared commitment to bring excellent team sports programs to the special needs community. With the support of local and national volunteer sports organizations, we have created a place where special needs children in NYC take part in team sports—just like mainstream programs, with teams, uniforms, trophies, etc. Our aim in each sport is to provide each child with the appropriate level of support and challenge. The players get exercise, develop physical, social and cognitive skills. Most important of all, they have fun.

These are not respite programs, but rather community-based, parent-supported sports teams staffed solely by volunteers—most of whom are parents of players. When you register your son or daughter, we hope you will actively join our community of volunteers. Registration costs vary from league to league, but none are more than $175 for the season.
Scholarships available for the asking in each sport. Everyone Plays, whether or not they can pay.

AYSO Soccer Fall 2014

VIP Division of WSSL. West Side Soccer League (AYSO). 2013 enrollment: 82 players.
On-line registration May-June. Play Sunday from September thru November in Central Park North Meadow, just above 97th Traverse. 2013 schedule: 75 minute session for under eight, ninety minute session for older, from 9:30 am to 1pm, with youngest group first.
www.wssl.org Jim Karpe (516) 655 2713 karpe.jim@gmail.com

or Oscar Mack (917) 362-1828 oscarmack@aol.com

Safe Haven Hoops Basketball Winter 2014-15
Champions Division of Safe Haven Hoops. 2013-14 enrollment: 150 players.
On-line registration Oct – Nov. Play Saturdays from Dec thru March, at PS 163 on W. 97th St. betw Amsterdam & Columbus . 2014 schedule: Five ninety minute sessions from 9 AM to 4 PM, and then two one-hour sessions for youngest from 4 – 6 PM.
www.safehavenhoops.org Ken McGrory 917-592-9665 Kenneth.mcgrory@rabobank.com

Rhonda Havre 718-671-8442 donrondon@verizon.net

Little League Baseball Spring 2014

Challenger Division of WSLL. West Side Little League. 2014 enrollment: 96 players.
On-line registration closes Jan 31! Play Sunday afternoons from April thru June in Riverside Park at 77th Street. 2013 schedule: 75 minute session for under ten, up to two hour session for older, from 1:30 PM to 5 PM, with youngest group first.
www.westsidebaseball.org Jim Karpe (516) 655 2713 karpe.jim@gmail.com

All are welcome, no one turned away. Late registration possible, but late registrants might be wait-listed. Contact: Ken, Rhonda, Jim or Oscar.

Christopher Noel

Accessibility Coordinator

T 718.760.6831 (Queens Office)
T 212.360.3319 (Manhattan Office)
C 646.632.7344 (Mobile Phone)
E christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

NYC Parks
Arsenal North
1234 Fifth Avenue, Room 201-203
New York, NY 10029



Persons with Disabiliti​es

Dear All,
Please follow this link to access the blog – http://blog.myworld2015.org/2014/07/15/children-living-with-disabilities-have-their-say-in-my-world-global-survey/

The results are quite interesting: http://data.myworld2015.org/?partner=PISPWD
Our target by September 2014 prior to the UNGA is to scale up to 200,000 votes.
Thanks for your support.


Research on inclusive organizations in different economic regimes . 


Employment of people with disabilities , is in many countries at different levels . The desire to discover what level Dutch companies are when it comes to employment of people with disabilities in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities .

The choice was made by countries at different stages of economic development , as an important part of the preferred research .

The purpose of the research is to investigate the trends in participation called within organizations .

Our 2 years fieldwork  To this conclude with a report with recommendations to improve  Participation of people with disabilities

The research  team propose a plan, follows at your request:






 Communication System Webcast July 8th

On July 8th at 3:30 pm, Charlene Wentland, Dawn Hendricks and Selena Layden will be conducting a webcast entitled, “Determining an Effective Communication System for Students with ASD.” This webcast is designed to advance the knowledge and skills of team members in identifying communication goals, implementing communication learning opportunities, and developing a long-term communication system for each child with ASD.

Building effective communication skills is a critical component of the education of all students with ASD. It requires a systematic plan that ensures communication instruction is individualized to fit the short term and long term needs of the student. This involves individualized communication instruction, team collaboration, a system of communication that allows for effective and efficient communication, and implementation of evidence-based strategies and supports.

Please register now to join us for this insightful webcast. http://www.vcuautismcenter.org/training/webcasts/details.cfm?webcastID=288

July 08-M-F 50 min/day sessions, Free Summer (Everyone Reading, 71 W 23 St #1527) www.everyonereading.org

Enrolling in the Everyone Reading summer program requires a major commitment on the part of each student and the student’s parent or guardian. The student MUST attend all 20 sessions, Monday – Friday, 50 minutes a day. To qualify for the program, students must: Be entering grades 2-12; Have poor decoding skills; & Have significantly higher listening comprehension compared to independent reading comprehension.

July 09, NCIL: Recognizing & Responding to Caregiver Abuse http://www.ncil.org/annual-conference/training/

July 09 2 PM, JM Journeys fot Visitors Living with Dementia & their Caregivers Mel Bochner: Strong Language. (Jewish Museum, 1109 5 Ave, 92 St) free, RSVP requiredaccess@thejm.org or 212.423.3225

Intro to Implanted Neural Prosthesis for People with SCI/D July 9

Wed, July 9, 2014 ,3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

This webinar will explain the benefits of neural prostheses, or devices that can restore motor, sensory or cognitive function that might have been damaged as a result of a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). It will provide an introduction to a new model to make neural prosthesis more accessible for those living with SCI/D.
SPEAKER(S): Jennifer French, Executive Director; Neurotech
Network and Kim Anderson-Erisman, Ph.D.; Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery-Director of Education, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis; University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Intended audience: Consumers and front line technicians such as PT’s OT’s Therapists


July 10 2 PM, Employment Concerns & VR Considerations for People with MS http://www.worksupport.com/registration/webcast/series/index.cfm?seriesID=20

For adults who have ADD/ADHD & Live in New York City July 10

Our July 2014 General Support Group Meeting

Date: July 10, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 9:00

Topic: General Support & Groups Discussion

We discuss the issues that brought us to the meeting (procrastination, clutter, work issues, etc).
We all then share information & resources with one another to help cope with life’s challenges.

Location: West End Collegiate Church

We meet in the School Annex at 245 West 77th Street NY, NY 10024
(Between Broadway & West End Avenue)

Donation: $5.00 to defray the groups expenses

About Our Support Group

For 22 years, the Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group has offered walk-in, peer-run support sessions for adults with ADD and ADHD. In addition, it sponsors workshops led by experts in ADD/ADHD and other aspects of mental health. Our website: http://maaddsg.org

Please join us on Face Book:


July 10 3-4 PM, FY 2014 Part C Continuations: Required CIL Actions http://www.ilru.org/training/fy-2014-part-c-continuations-required-cil-actions

Upcoming Board Webinars July 10

The next webinar in the Board’s free monthly series will take place July 10 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will feature an in-depth review of requirements for toilet and bathing facilities in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards. Presenters will focus on more advanced topics and issues on achieving access to toilet and bathing facilities. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session (total limited to 25) or can be posed during the webinar. An earlier webinar providing a basic overview of these requirements is available in the webinar archives. Participants are encouraged to review this archived webinar in advance of the upcoming session.

For more information, including registration instructions, visit www.accessibilityonline.org.

July 10th, 2014 Accessible Toilet and Bathing Facilities – Advanced session Webinar

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 02:30pm – 04:00pm

If you are familiar with the basic requirements for toilet and bathing facilities and are ready for a more “advanced” discussion of these provisions, this is the session for you! Participants interested in this session are encouraged to review an archived session on this topic for a review of the basic provisions. (see http://www.accessibilityonline.org/Archives/index.php?app=4&type=transcript&id=2010-03-04).

Presenters will highlight some of the more frequently asked questions and respond to your questions submitted in advance.


Location : http://www.accessibilityonline.org
Contact : adaconferences@adagreatlakes.org

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2 Fw: U.S. Department of Justice Weekly Digest Bulletin

Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:22 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

From: U.S. Department of Justice

Justice Department Announces ADA Title II Settlement Agreement with the Delran Township School District in New Jersey

The Justice Department announced today that it had reached a settlement under title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with the Delran Township School District in New Jersey. Under the settlement, the school district agrees to pay $10,000 in damages and adopt an ADA-compliant service animal policy.

To find out more about the ADA or this settlement agreement, call the Justice Department's toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD), or access its ADA.gov website.

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Coalition of People of dis- Abilities of Group

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– WM, Assistant Consultancy Boardmember, For People with Disabilities Int’l

– PR-Media – Int’l Relations Liaison to the United Nations

Worldview Mission, Headquarter, Netherlands   

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Dagnachew B. Wakene, LL.B., M.Phil 

Co-founder: THISAbility Consulting®

Research Associate (part-time): World Enabled/www.worldenabled.org

Email: dbwakene@gmail.com     /          thisability.consulting@gmail.com

Skype: dagnachewwakene

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 Dear colleagues,

Greetings from Open Society Foundations. Attached please find the announcement for the

Disability Rights Scholars Program and the application materials in PDF and Word

versions. The focus countries from Africa for 2014-2015 awards are Ghana, Kenya,

Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The application deadline in

January 13, 2014. Kindly circulate to your networks and any person that wishes to apply.



Boaz Muhumuza| Program Officer – Disability Right – Uganda

The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA)

Plot 1 Kololo Hill Drive

Airtel Complex

Block B 4th Floor

Tel: +256312202807    | Cell: +256777570703

Email: bmuhumuza@osiea.org | Website: www.osiea.org
















Wanja Maina on Abled Differently


Dear friend,

I was recently featured on a program me in our national broadcaster.I gave story the story of my
life,challenges,successes and way forward.I hope you will get inspired or learn a little about me.
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2013

Theme: “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”

Quick links



Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability!  ………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………However, to realize equality and participation for persons with disabilities, they must be included in all development processes and, now more importantly, in the new emerging post-2015 development framework.









UK HIV info Event S’t Andrews Foundation PDF




 Int Day Disability AYWDN Press Release of African Youth




http://worldviewmission.nl/?page_id=2853   /       http://www.handicapinternational.be/







Helen Clark: Remarks at the publication launch of “Empowering Lives, Building Resilience”


Millennium Development Goals



  1. 1Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  2. 2Achieve universal primary education
  3. 3Promote gender equality and empower women
  4. 4Reduce child mortality
  5. 5Improve maternal health
  6. 6Combat HIV / AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  7. 7Ensure environmental sustainability
  8. 8Develop a global partnership for development










 ILO Legislation on Disability & EDU wcms_162169







“FESTI.BAL​L: Inclusive, Green and Social” – Barcelona May 2014


 Dear Colleagues & Friends,


“FESTI.BALL: Inclusive, Green and Social” (first edition May 11th, Barcelona) is an adequate tool with plenty of materials for Education for sustainable development (in its evolving meaning of course). It provides through social sport the knowledge and skills for local stakeholders towards dealing collectively with problems and identifying collectively possible solutions. FESTI.BALL promotes SD through non formal and informal education & learning.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/REBOUND.GK4D  – “Social & Adaptive sport” at FESTI.BALL- – “Earth Market & SnackMed” at FESTI.BALL-
REBOUND (GK4D) is a service established by the Group Knowledge for Development (GK4D) – Community Equipment Branch (GK4D www.gk4d.eu) with the mission of social responsibility, promoting and realizing resources in social communication for local sustainable development. A service having a special curriculum in non formal education and offering a program of activities ranging from social sport & physical activities, cultural diversity, nutrition & food safety, environmental protection & responsible consumption. All within the context of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, European Campaign “Now We Move”, Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP), and Mediterranean Diet food model.
​ Cordially yours,  Abbas

Abbas Ibrahim Zahreddine

Agricultural Engineer AG, Master in Environmental Education MEd,
Environmental Citizenship, Education & Communication for Sustainable Development
Barcelona – Spain
TEL 00 34 636011331 (Direct-GSM)
EMAIL: info@gk4d.eu
WEBSITE: www.gk4d.eu





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Standing Up
,* Taking
Action* , **Making Noise for the United Nations MDGL’s !!!