Thursday, June 27, 2013

August 23-26 is the "Living Well With a Disability" Conference and Expo. Held at the Lancaster Marriott & LancasterCounty Convention Center. Check out their Facebook page for further information. https://www.facebook.com/LivingWellWithADisabilityConferenceExpo?fref=ts You can also check out Their web site here. You will not want to miss on this! A number of special guests will be there..

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Advocacy Workshop at NEPACIL


 

Free Advocacy Workshop! 
October 3, 2012
Northeast PA Center for Independent Living
1142 Sanderson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
Learn about different ways you and other volunteer advocates can be heard when dealing with legislators. You’ll get ideas on how to build relationships with decision makers regarding attendant care, transportation, ADA compliance, and other issues important to you!
 
The training is provided by the Disability Advocacy Support Hub (DASH) - a project of the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania.  The DASH project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.
 
Lunch will be included.
 
Space is limited!  To register, call DASH at 800-692-7443 or send an e mail to Ms. Lan Do at ldo@drnpa.org by September 26.  Include any requests for accommodations, such as sign language interpreters, materials in alternate format, or special diet.
 
We encourage you to join us and make a difference!  Contact Keith Williams if you have any questions at 800-344-7211, Ext. 5209 or kwilliams@nepacil.org.
 
Hope to see you there!

2 Years and Counting

New cil The Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living (NEPACIL) has been housed in our new building for nearly 2 years.  We view this building as something important for people with disabilities in the counties covered by the CIL. The main reason? Community presence.

This renewed community presence helps promote the ideals of independent living. It promotes a different mind-set when legislators are making decisions about programs for people with disabilities; it promotes the understanding that people with disabilities need to be part of the community; it lets everyone know that people with disabilities can work and prosper. The community supports that the NEPACIL embraces and promotes are not hand-outs. Instead, they provide ways for people with disabilities to contribute to the community through work and interaction.

So this is much more than just a building. Its a representation to all of us that everyone deserves the right to say "nothing about me without me"!

The Cost of Health Care

Health Care is one of the largest costs we face.  It is the topic of discussion everywhere, and is debated constantly.  Here is an article about Health-care costs.

http://goo.gl/1imc3

An Ounce of Prevention..............

It is important to learn about fraud before it happens to you!  Crooks are creative; learn how to prevent being a victim.

http://goo.gl/txGan

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Closed Captioning

It seems that the networks covering the RNC don't offer closed captioning for streaming video of the convention.  Wouldn't you think that this would be made a priority?

Check it out: 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Voter ID in Pennsylvania

A judge has upheld the PA Voter ID law.  This unnecessary law has a direct effect on those who may have difficulty getting a photo ID.  The elderly population, minorities and people with disabilities are especially effected.  Advocacy is essential......

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jUZ4K9qJs8-tVbHOjRq5zgL9bSuQ?docId=f09da751582a4ee28e3d208349931658