The DIA Events Page
Posted July 14, 2018
Produced by Edith Prentiss
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07/15, 3rd Annual NYC Disability Pride Parade (from Madison Sq Park to Union Sq Park)
Lineup:10 AM, DIA is in Section A on E 26 St, b/t 5th & Madison Aves closer to Madison. We are b/t TLC & DOT.
Step off (parade begins): 11 AM (East on 26 St, South on B’way on B’way to 17 St to enter Union Sq Park. There will be large Tarps for shade as well as benches under trees.
Union Square Festival: 11:30 – 3 PM - there will be a large music festival, information booths, food vendors and a children and family area
AAR: Request Disability Pride Parade-Madison Sq Park, E 27 & Madison Ave Pick up: Disability Pride Parade, Union Sq Park E 15 & Union Sq W)
Be Prepared: Light colored clothing, Dress in layers, sunburn products, refillable water containers, snacks & lunch
Accessibility: WC accessible entrances and restrooms, ASL Interpretation and CART. For additional accommodations: : NYCfirstname.lastname@example.org
Tell Starbucks on Sunday, July 15: Straw bans suck! Will you join us? Please distribute widely
We're heading to Starbucks -- but not for coffee! Join us Sunday, July 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Union Square (25 Union Sq W near 16th St, at the end of the Disability Pride Parade) for a news conference / rally to urge Starbucks to alter its plan to completely eliminate plastic (and all other) straws by 2020. Many people with disabilities depend on plastic straws, but Starbucks didn't consult with our community before making its announcement. It now says it "will work with the disability community to ensure we continue to meet their needs going forward." But Starbucks needs to hear from our community to make sure that actually happens, since so far the company's outreach record sucks.
As many of you know, getting rid of plastic straws is the environmental issue of the month. We're all for reducing plastic waste, but at the same time we want to make sure plastic straws are available to anyone who asks for one. (Starbucks says it's replacing straws completely with what it's calling an "adult sippy cup," which requires someone to physically raise the cup to one's mouth and apparently uses more plastic than straws; it also isn't clear whether the sippy cup can be used with plastic straws.)
https://aapd.kindful.com/register/rev-up-candidate-questionnaire-template Screening & Endorsing Political Candidates
https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/ 2018 Nat’l Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme will be “America’s Workforce: Empowering All. Information about NDEAM, including specific ideas for how different types of organizations can participate
https://www.ny.gov/services/apply-heating-and-cooling-assistance-heap Cooling assistance (max benefit $ 800 to buy & install an AC or fan in your home). Funds are limited and are distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. You must be a U.S. citizen or a qualified alien with a documented medical condition aggravated by heat. There are income guidelines. You cannot apply online.. http://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/contacts/default.asp?county=New%20York%20City#result
http://www.accessibledispatch.com/newsletter register for the TLC’s Accessible Dispatch newsletter
http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/cchr/downloads/pdf/publications/EqualAccess_Brochure.pdf Disability Protection under the NYC Human Rights Law
http://www.includenyc.org/images/uploads/content/dsf_list.pdf NYC disability service facilitators
http://largestminority.net/activist.html The 28th Anniversary of the American's With Disabilities Act, Able's Annual Product and Service Guide, The New York Health Act, Three Sports Pages and much more
RFP & COMMENTS
Deadline 7/17, Notice of Public Hearing & Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rule regarding standards relating to Fire and Emergency Preparedness Guides, What are we proposing? The Fire Department is proposing to amend Chapter 4 of Title 3 of the Rules of the City of New York (RCNY), in the following ways: (1) renumber the existing section, 3 RCNY §408-02, as §401-06; (2) change the title of such section from “Residential Fire Safety Guides and Notices,” to “Fire and Emergency Preparedness Guides and Notices;” (3) amend such section to enhance the existing fire safety guide and notices that are distributed to all apartment building residents and building staff to include important information about emergency preparedness and non-fire emergencies; and (4) amend the distribution requirements for the Guide. Your input is strongly encouraged. Per below, if you submit comments in the formal rulemaking process, we ask that you kindly forward us a copy for our records.
DRA: Access to Wheelchair-Accessible Uber Vehicles in NYC DRA is investigating complaints about access to Uber for individuals who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles in NYC. They would greatly appreciate speaking with you if you have a disability that requires you to use wheelchair-accessible vehicles and you would like to use Uber’s transportation services. We would like to speak with individuals who do not have Uber accounts but are interested in using Uber, as well as individuals who have used Uber before. Rebecca Serbin <email@example.com or 212-644-8644 or.
DRA is investigating problems students and family members who use mobility aids or have other disabilities participate fully in NYC’s schools. DRA’s goal is to advocate for solutions to help make schools usable for everyone as required by law. You can help improve NYC’s schools by sharing your family’s experiences. Rebecca Serbin firstname.lastname@example.org 212-644-8644
NYLPI: Have you recently needed an Accommodation @ a Courthouse? Did you have difficulties finding / using an accessible entrance; did staff suggesting that you don’t need to or can’t serve on juries; inaccessible bathrooms, offices (clerk’s office, information center),courtrooms (lack of accessible seating, jury boxes, witness boxes, routes, etc); Problem getting information about accommodations (lack of knowledge by staff; lack of or unclear signage Maureen Belluscio 212-244-4664, Ext. 312, or email@example.com
NYLPI - Do you put off visiting your doctor or medical services because they do not have accessible equipment or facilities? Outdated machinery & inaccessible healthcare facilities create barriers that prevent patients WDs from accessing the care they require. NYLPI wants to hear from you if you have experienced difficulties in accessing healthcare. NYLPI may be able to help you obtain accessible healthcare. MedicalAccess@nylpi.org or 212-244-4664 (voice) or 212-244-3692 (TTY)
Registration & Election Days
07/16-20, National Voter registration
09/13, State Primary Elections
11/06, General Election
3rd Tues. 1-2 PM ET Organizer's Forum has 515-739-1285 Passcode: 521847#, On line: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/wall/organizersforum CART: https://2020archive.1capapp.com/event/forum/
Every Tue 4 PM Getting it Right RSVP Jessica@disasterstrategies.org with “Getting It Right Act” in the subject line include if you require a disability accommodations to participate
Every Tues 7 PM, Talk to us! Weekly social gathering for people aging with HIV (CBST, 130 W 30 St)
1st Wed 6-8 PM 6:45 (for legal consult) Offer a presentation on housing topics, followed by Q&A Lawyers will be available for free consultation with residents (Bilingue: Español). (Goddard Riverside 593 Columbus Ave, b/t 88-89 Sts)
3rd Wed 4 PM, ADAPT Disability Integration Act (DIA) Workgroup 605-472-5765 Code: 283693 focusing on helping activists advocate for ADAPT's signature legislation. 605-472-5765 questions Dawn Russell firstname.lastname@example.org, Jennifer McPhail email@example.com & Stephanie Woodward -firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Wed 5-7 PM, NAMI – Harlem(Chauncey Hooper Towers, 10 W 138 St) A support group for friends/family of people dealing with serious mental illness and substance abuse
Last Wed every 3 months 9:30-11 AM, The Coalition to Protect the Rights of New York’s Dually Eligible (CPRNYDE 800-536-4275 Code: 2046219 email@example.com
Every Fri CaringKind Social Work Services (MMCC, 3450 DeKalb Ave, Bx) individual & family counseling for those affected by Alzheimer’s or related disorders
1st Fri 1 PM, Civic League of the Disabled (ICS 25 Elm St, BK, Fulton-Livingstone) 347-503-9032
1st Sat, 07 noon-1 PM, Heightened Senses: Take a Tour with Detailed Description & Touch (Rubin Museum ) RSVP: http://rubinmuseum.org/form/verbal_tour_rsvp
SPORTS, RECREATION NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation 212-360-1430 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bx Rec Center, 1527 Jessup Ave, Bx; McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer St, Bklyn;
Gertrude Ederle Rec Center 232 W 60 St, Man:
Al Oerter Rec Ctr, 131-40 Fowler Ave, Queens;
Greenbelt Rec Center, 501 Brielle Ave, Walcott -Rockland Aves, Sea View Hospital, SI)
Adults must be a NYC Rec Ctr member to participate in Parks programs https://www.nycgovparks.org/rules/section-2-14 212-360-1430
Every Sun 1-2 PM, WC Basketball, NY Rolling Fury Youth (Gertrude Ederle Rec Ctr 232 W 60 St, W End –Amsterdam)
Every Sun 2-3 PM, WC Basketball, Adult (Gertrude Ederle Rec Ctr 232 W 6 St West End -Amsterdam Aves)
Every Sun 10:30-12:30- PM, Advanced Goalball for Adults This sport is played by two teams of three using a ball with bells inside. The ball is the size of a basketball but has twice as heavy. (Chelsea Rec Ctr, 430 W 25 St, 8-9 Aves)
Every Sun (from 04/22) 12:30- 1 PM, Beginner Goalball classes for Kids and Teens with vision loss/blindness (Chelsea Rec Ctr, 430 W 25 St, 8-9 Aves) taught one-on-one by the NY Knights Goalball Team.
Sun (from 04/22) 12:30-1 PM, Balance and Mobility Class for Kids &
Teens with low vision/blindness (Chelsea Rec Ctr, 430 W 25 St, 8-9
Aves) Christopher Noel Accessibility Coordinator
Every Mon 4 PM (May & June), Riverside Clay Tennis Association Free Adaptive & WC Tennis for Children & Adults WDs (Riverside Park, 96 St) No equipment needed. Just bring yourself and whatever adaptive device you use, if any (wheelchair, walker, crutches, orthotics, prosthetics, etc) Questions: email@example.com http://www.rcta.info/rcta-location-and-directions.cfm
Every Tue 3:30-4:40 PM, Adaptive Yoga (Burke Sports Center Gym, Main Campus) Seated class is modified to meet the participants’ needs and goals
Every Tue. 5-6:30 PM (02/05-03/18) Jan–Apr 5-6:30 PM, Hand Cycle Training Program (Burke Main Hospital – Ground Floor 2 West Gym (enter Main Hospital) Session 2 Mar-Apr 1-2x week This indoor program incorporates strength, flexibility & endurance training. You will be fitted to and trained to use a hand cycle in preparation for outdoor riding. AdaptiveSports@Burke.org
Every Tue 7-9 PM, WC B Ball, Axis Project Adult (348 E 54 St, 1-2 Aves, Man)
Every Tue 7:30-9:30 PM, WC B Ball, Adult (Al Oerter Rec Ctr, 131-40 Fowler Ave, College Point Blvd, Queens)
Every Wed 7:30-9:30 PM WC B Ball, Adult (W Bx Rec Ctr, 1527 Jessup Ave, 172 St & Cross Bx Expressway, Bronx)
Every Th 1:30-2:30 & 2:45-3:45 PM, Roll Call WC Dance (Brandywine Living, 70 Pinelawn Ave, Commack)
Every Th 6-7 PM, WC B Ball, Adult (E 54 Rec Ctr, 348 E 54 St, 1-2 Aves)
Every Th 6-8 PM, WC B Ball (St. Mary’s Rec Ctr, 450 St. Ann’s Ave, Bx) All ages & abilities Rodolfo Guevara 212-360-3341 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Sat 2-6 PM, Table Tennis (Burke Sports Center Gym, Main Campus) Required registration form can be completed at the practice–no experience necessary. All ages and abilities!
07/19, 08/02 & 08/15 9-4 PM, Adaptive Water Ski, Lunch & all equipment provided Register with Burke & http://lofadaptiveskiersorg/openevent-registration/ for info Aoudheusden@burke.org or 914-597-2248
07/28 8-4 PM, Wheeling Forward & Life Rolls On They Will Surf Again Adaptive Surfing Clinic (Rockaway Beach, Beach & 69 Street Beach 67 stop on the A train) a thrilling and exciting day full of smiles and happiness Participants: https://liferollson.org/ny-surfer-reg Volunteers https://liferollson.org/ny-volunteer-reg
2018 Summer Sports Clinic Registration Form
COMPUTER CLASSES ETC FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (Tech KIDs Unlimited Financial aid application) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdWdF07TY6c5hYfl3wDBFdlcu4vtWuZWUFAYVZ8HY20E3CDeQ/viewform http://www.extremekidsandcrew.org / http://www.keennewyork.org/programs
Kids (7-13) https://www.techkidsunlimited.org/
07/09-07/13 Design a Game with the Transit Museum
07/16-07/20 Create a Digital Story
07/23-07/27, Make Digital Collages, Coloring Books & More
07/30-08/03 Creative Coding & Game Remixing (Mozilla Thimble)
08/06-08/10 Make Viral Videos, Memes & Gifs
08/13-08/17 Code with Music (Sonic Pii)
Teens & Young Adults (14-21) https://www.techkidsunlimited.org/
07/09-07/20 Design a Game with the Transit Museum
07/23-27 Create a Website for A Real Client
07/30-08/03 Coding Crash Course\
08/06-08/10 Record & Edit Promo Videos
08/13-08/17 Coding Date & Digital Art
MULTI DAY EVENTS
07/01-??, Project Open House removes architectural barriers for people with permanent disabilities Eligibility requirements: Reside in NYC, have a permanent disability meet Section 8 lncome Guidelines & building owner must allow work to be done. Application open 07/01 nyc.gov/POH
Until 08/09 5-9 PM , Cocktails @ Cooper Hewitt (2 EE 91 St) $13.evening online/15 @door, children under 5 free, 5-17 $7 info #DrinkUpDesign
Until 09/03 Sun & Weds, Access+Ability (Cooper Hewitt, 2 E 91 St) features over 70 innovative designs developed in the last decade. From low-tech products that assist with daily routines to the newest technologies, the exhibition explores how users and designers are expanding and adapting accessible products and solutions in ways previously unimaginable. https://www.cooperhewitt.org/channel/access-ability
*NEW 07/13-21, LI ADAPT’s LI Public Bus Challenge (#TryMyRide) - NO MORE CUTS! Bring back our bus routes!
Post pix or videos of your rides at #TryMyRide Prizes $10 to $25 gift certificates & a Grand Prize! will be awarded at SILO ADA Celebration on 7/21/17, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Limited, FREE travel training available from bus riding LI ADAPTers! Questions Marie Hickey email@example.com or Marilyn Tucci 631-880-7929 x125
*NEW 07/14 & 21 and 08/11 & 18 11-1 PM, ArchforKids to build and learn (Muhlenberg Library, 209 W. 23rd St) Then, see your designs in action during the High Line’s monthly family festivals where Archforkids will be leading art projects this summer! Designed for ages 4+ with caregiver Accessibility accommodations: firstname.lastname@example.org
07/16-20, 3rd Annual National Disability Voter Registration Week (REV UP Campaign) is coordinating the third annual National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. www.aapd.com/NDVRW
*NEW 07/18 9-4 PM & 19 9-11 AM, NCD’s Council Meeting (1331 F Street NW, #800, Wash, DC) Topic 14(c) / subminimum wages and on accessible exam and diagnostic equipment; to receive its annual ethics training; to vote on two school choice reports and on updates to its strategic plan; and to receive public comment. Interested parties may join the meeting in person at the meeting location or may join by phone in a listening-only capacity (other than the period allotted for public comment noted below) using the following call-in information: Teleconference number: 877-795-3635; Conference ID: 1068537; Conference Title: NCD Meeting; Host Name: Neil Romano. Anne Sommers email@example.com.
*NEW 07/29-31, Reinventing Quality 2018: Building an Infrastructure that Promotes Equity and Diversity (Baltimore, MD) http://www.reinventingquality.org/upcoming/registration18.asp
07/26-08/22 Formulation/Development of NYS’s 3-Year SPIL FY20-21 Public Hearings
07/26 3-5 PM, Formulation/Development of NYS’s 3-Year SPIL FY20-21 (SILO, 755 Waverly Ave, Holtsville) https://www.nysilc.org/ WC acc, ASL, CART & ALD scent free
*NEW 07/30-08/26, Two Online Courses in Universal Design are Starting Soon! Here is How the IDeA Center Can Help You Earn 15 CEU Hours See the course descriptions and follow the instructions below to order your textbook. Register by 07/28. https://www.udeducation.org/2018courses/
08/01 3-5 PM, Formulation/Development of NYS’s 3-Year SPIL FY20-21 (ICS, 25 Elm Place F5, Brooklyn) https://www.nysilc.org/ WC acc, ASL, CART & ALD scent free
08/08 3-5 PM, Formulation/Development of NYS’s 3-Year SPIL FY20-21 (AIM Independent Living Center, 271 E First St, Corning) https://www.nysilc.org/ WC acc, ASL, CART & ALD scent free
08/14 10 – noon, Formulation/Development of NYS’s 3-Year SPIL FY20-21 (Independent Living of Genesee Region (ILGR), 113 Main St, #5, Batavia) https://www.nysilc.org/ WC acc, ASL, CART & ALD scent free
08/22 3-5 PM, Formulation/Development of NYS’s 3-Year SPIL FY20-21 (SAIL, 71 Glenwood Avenue, Queensbury) https://www.nysilc.org/ WC acc, ASL, CART & ALD scent free Written comments deadline 5 PM, 08/31 NYSILC, 111 Washington Ave, #101, Albany, NY 12210, fax 518-427-1139, or firstname.lastname@example.org . Individuals may want to reference the SPIL Facilitation Outline and the current SPIL objectives..Local Focus Groups - If you can’t make one of the identified public hearings, NYSILC encourages centers and other stakeholder groups to utilize the SPIL Facilitation Outline and current SPIL objectives to facilitate your own local focus group. Follow the outline questions and have attendees respond with feedback. Be sure to capture the collective feedback of the group. Identify the attendees, date, and group submitting the feedback. Submit in an accessible format by 5 PM 08/31 NYSILC, 111 Washington Ave, #101, Albany, NY 12210, fax: 518-427-1139, or email@example.com .For additional information, contact NYSILC at (518) 427-1060 (Voice & TTY).
07/15 10:30 AM (5-17) & 2 PM 18 +), Visitors with LD & DD are invited to explore the exhibition Scenes from the Collection (Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave) to create art inspired by the work on view. This exhibition highlights the diversity and depth of the Jewish Museum’s collection, with nearly 600 objects on view from across time and around the world. firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.423.3289 be sure to include the date & time & numbers of attendees.
07/15 Disability Pride Parade (Union Sq – up 6th Ave to Madison Sq Park)
07/16 noon-2 PM, Disability Voter Registration Week Kickoff(NJ State House Annex131 W State St, Trenton NJ)
07/16 6 – 8 PM, EmpoweredNYC Bk Boro Hall (209 Joralemon St, BK) https://a002-irm.nyc.gov/EventRegistration/RegForm.aspx?eventGuid=26957532-058c-479f-b46b-98e94c19ad8c
*NEW 07/16 6-7:30 PM, CCHR Manhattan workshops about the Human Rights Law: ASL Human Rights Law 101
(22 Reade St) Second Floor Conference Room) RSVP email@example.com accommodation, email Juan Carlos Figueroa firstname.lastname@example.org.
07/17 11 AM, Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rule. (Fire Dept Auditorium, 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn).See RFP & COMMENTS for more info
*NEW 07/17 1:15-3:15 PM, Speaker Corey Johnson’s SCRIE/DRIE Rent Freeze Workshop (Encore Sr Ctr, 239 W 49 St) https ://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyyYn1cZPb_lKkFz3yKS1ZjMzABTInd-TywlRxqJjsfWkloA/viewform
07/17 6-8 PM, What to Do With All that Stuff: Information on clutter, hoarding and how to get help (Ch of the Holy Trinity, Draesel Hall, 316 E 88 St, 1-2 Aves) RSVP 212-288-4607 or https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6hWh0eMmNjHu_zyKCyfiH29k4eQzlXHCB75FoOx5lhzu2Fg/viewform
*NEW 07/18 Learn About Medicare and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) $40 https://www.medicareinteractive.org/webinar/esrd-2018?utm_source=Medicare+Rights+Center&utm_campaign=3fee671086-esrd_webinar_email1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1c591fe07f-3fee671086-85007233&mc_cid=3fee671086&mc_eid=2587cc08f8
*NEW 07/18 2 PM, ADA Legal Series Webinar: A Review of the Greatest Hits of ADA Employment Law and Case Updates https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ada-legal/session/?id=110678
07/19 1-9 PM, TASH Outstanding Leadership in Disability Law Symposium and Award Dinner (Washington, DC) https://tash.org/2018-outstanding-leadership-in-disability-law-symposium-award-dinner/
*NEW 07/19 1:30-3 PM, Capitol Hill Briefing: Tackling Prescription Drug Costs: An Examination of Proposed Medicare Part D Reforms and Alternatives (Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G11) RSVP to email@example.com
07/19 6-9 PM, Heidi Latsky Dance @ Cocktails (Cooper Hewitt, 2 E 91 St, 5 Ave) www.cooperhewitt.org/cocktails
07/21 11-12:30 PM, SILO’s ADA Celebration Lula Party (Silo)
*NEW 07/23 noon-1 PM, NYMTC’S Brown Bag Discussion Redefining Mobility: Connected Vehicles / Autonomous Vehicles (25 Beaver St #201 RSVP Daniel.Etkin@dot.ny.gov Also Avail as webinar https://bit./ly/2L0k1Gr 518-549-0500 ID # 649 761 748 Password BB07232018 (webinar participants do not need to RSVP)
07/23 6:30 PM, CB#3M Meeting (Henry St Settlement Youth Serv Gym, 301 Henry Street) making the E Broadway stop accessible
*NEW 07/25 11 AM Visitors with Early-Stage Dementia & 2 PM Visitors with Memory Loss, JM Journey Gallery Tour & Workshop Chaim Soutine: Flesh. (Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave) This exhibition of more than 30 paintings by Soutine, the Expressionist known for his gestural and densely painted canvases, focuses on the artist's remarkable still-life paintings, now considered among his greatest artistic achievements. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.423.3289 indicate which time .
07/26 2-3:30 PM, What School Leaders Need to Know Webinar about the changing legal landscape for preparing transition-age youth for employment. Based on Preparing Transition-Age Youth WDs for Work: What School Leaders Need to Know about the New Legal Landscape register . https://events-na12.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1316061355/en/events/event/shared/1344450665/event_registration.html?sco-id=1947284008&_charset_=utf-8&utm Open-captioned, recorded and posted to the NCWD/Youth website www.ncwd-youth.info
07/26 3-5 PM, Formulation/Development of NYS’s 3-Year SPIL FY20-21 (SILO, 755 Waverly Ave, Holtsville) https://www.nysilc.org/ WC acc, ASL, CART & ALD scent free
07/28 noon-4 PM, NAMI C.A.R.E.S. (Community Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Services) Community Mental Health Fair (Bk Public Library, Macon Branch, Bed-Stuy) Helpline at 212-684-3264 or email@example.com
07/31 1-2:30 PM, Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: how federal agencies can update policies for the revised 508 Standards. www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/schedule.
REPORTS, ODDS & ENDS
file:///C:/Users/Sandi/Downloads/HPD%20Marketing-Handbook%20-%20July%202018%20-%2073pp.pdf The “Marketing Handbook” contains the policies, procedures, and requirements for marketing and selection of residents for developments (“Projects”) assisted by HPD and HDC. Developers, owners, and sponsors of Projects as well as other agents or entities responsible for the marketing and resident selection for Projects (“Marketing Agents”) must comply with the Marketing Handbook’s policies, procedures, and requirements. Marketing Agents may include in-house departments of the Developer, subsidiaries, or affiliates of the Developer, or third-party marketing, leasing, managing, monitoring, or administering agents. All Marketing Agents must meet certain qualifications and must be approved by the Agency prior to marketing, regardless of whether they are part of the Developer’s organization or a third party. C. Compliance with the Marketing Handbook will be monitored by either HPD or HDC (whichever is applicable for a particular project is referred to herein as the “Agency”), depending on the project.
NY Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Now - Affordable Housing Online https://affordablehousingonline.com/open-section-8-waiting-lists/New-York
https://www.nysilc.org/resources/key-documents/other/291-ncci-the-little-book/file North Country Center for Independence (NCCI) coordinated a Capacity Building for Independent Living Center Opportunity (CBILCO) grant, which address the issue of accessible transportation and health care access in a rural service area they expanded the scope of their “How To” Manual to emergency planning and survival skills in a rural/wilderness area. It provides a wide variety of tips
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nycblvc/permalink/982325198611513/ Camp Marcella, ADA Accessible Sleep-Away Camp for Campers w/ Differing Abilities. Adults w/ Disabilities, Children w/ Disabilities, Children who are Blind/Visually Impaired.
NDI (Nat’l Disability Institute) Assistive Technology Loan Program firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-449-9521 http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp8718-robbie-foundation-accepting-applications-for-adaptive-equipment-assistive-technology-program NJ/NY https://www.realeconomicimpact.org/asset-development/assistive-technology-loan-program
The End of Therapy Caps - Congress finally approved the end of any limit on therapy services as of earlier this year, retroactive to January 2018. The $1,980 cap on physical therapy and speech-language pathology services, and the $1,980 cap on occupational therapy is now eliminated. Medical review of individuals’ cases is still required on expenses higher than $3,000 through 2027.
Braille Booklets for Subway to make wayfinding and transit more accessible! Subway trains and stations are full of signs that help riders know where they are and where they're going. This signage is not always useful to people who are blind or visually impaired. Antonio Guimaraes is creating braille booklets listing the lines and stations for subways and is seeking feedback from braille readers. The subway booklets include a list of lines and stations, plus transfer points along the way. Chanceyfleet@nypl.org or 212- 621-0627
FAA Updates Guidance on Airport Accessibility The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has updated its guidance on airport accessibility to address relief areas for service animals and other topics. The revised Advisory Circular on Access to Airports by Individuals with Disabilities includes requirements and recommendations on service animal relief areas and lists advocacy and other organizations that can be consulted when installing them. It also provides guidance on accessible communications tools and signage, vehicle and transportation systems, aircraft and air carrier facilities, and boarding assistance. The circular explains requirements airport operators have under the ADA, the Air Carrier Access Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Architectural Barriers Act. Visit the FAA's website for further information.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgvd6-Vw5uw&feature=youtu.be Access Denied captures the heart of the accessible taxi landscape through the eyes of a wheelchair user.
http://ncdj.org/style-guide/ Disability Language Style Guide National Center on Disability and Journalism - is intended for journalists, communication professionals, and members of the general public who are seeking the appropriate and accurate language to use when writing or talking about people living with disabilities.
JOBS, FELLOWSHIPS & SCHLARSHIPS
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http://www.drny.org/employment-opportunities.html Disability Rights New York (DRNY) is hiring for multiple positions Human Resources director Elizabeth Taylor 518-432-7861 or TTY 518-512-3448.
Do you ever need help going shopping, to a doctor’s appointment, reading mail, light housekeeping, laundry, etc. We can provide you help even if you only need an hour. We can also read to you over the phone. The charge will vary depending on what you need. We can also give you emergency help when you most need it. he charge for this service is a one-time fee of $20 if you need a permanent helper, if it is just a one-time helper the fee is $5. 929-340-3132
https://ecampus.itcilo.org/login/index.php Join Cornell Univ & ITCILO 10 learn how to use disability inclusion to your advantage in “Disability in the Workplace: A Global Perspective". A small investment of your time in this course will get you started on how to make disability inclusion a reality in your organization. Discover what advantages disability inclusion could bring to your company & register to the ITCILO e-Campus! email@example.com
http://jobs.aapd.com/ AAPD Career Center is a tool for job-seekers WDs to search for employment opportunities & a place for employers to post jobs and connect with potential employees WDs Feedback Survey firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL TO ACTION
https://www.change.org/p/take-action-sign-save-ics-services-for-new-yorkers-with-disabilities Petition to Gov Cuomo to save ICS Questions Sharifa Abuhamda email@example.com
https://medicaid.publicrep.org Call in for Empower Care Act (S2227) extends & improves Money Follows the Person getting PWDs & Srs out of nursing homes & back to their communities. Sen 202-224-3121 TTY 202-224-3091
Please Sign Petition for Disability (DD & ID) Housing! https://www.change.org/p/governor-andrew-cuomo-help-fix-residential-crisis-for-people-with-i-dd-join-keep-the-promise-family-coalition-f073617c-abba-4b82-9d2e-0073f5f7dd49?recruiter=756519247&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HousingCrisisPetition
Disability Integration Act, HR 2472 / S 910. Contact your Senator & Representative, urge them to cosponsor this bipartisan, bicameral legislation To sign on, they would need to contact Amy Bos in Representative Sensenbrenner's office. Here's a link to the letter he sent inviting cosponsors: Sign on http://www.disabilityintegrationact.org/co-sponsor-invitation-letter/
https://donations.diabetes.org/site/SPageServer/;jsessionid=1078AD28849FE3D8DC50D80F076C72 2B.app234b?pagename=SD_Grassroots_Advocacy_Petition_Page&utm_source=email&utm_medi um=advocacy_professionals&utm_content=stop-diabetes-insulin-2-lnk&utm_campaign=ADV &https://www.change.org/p/governor-andrew-cuomo-prioritize-the-employment-of-working-aged-n ew-yorkers-with-disabilities-c3e14a93-cc9c-4d6e-ae5a-694c83664217s_src=email_advocacy_professionals&s_subsrc=stop-diabetes-insulin-2-lnk Call on Congress to hold hearings with all entities in the insulin supply chain to identify the reasons for the dramatic increases in insulin prices and to take action to ensure that all people who use insulin have affordable access to the insulin they need.
https://www.unitedspinal.org/advocacy-action/?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f54700%2frespond Congress must protect PWDs & pass H.R. 3730 to exempt complex rehab manual wheelchair components from Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program. These important components are used by a population of people with significant disabilities such as ALS, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury, who depend on appropriate components, repairs and adjustments in order to maintain their mobility and independence.
https://t.e2ma.net/message/7qcel/v10y9c Help Stop Attacks on the ADA! HR 620 would give businesses that have denied us access for over 26 years additional time to comply with the ADA, while removing any incentive for businesses to come into compliance before receiving a notification. These businesses will face no consequences for their years of discrimination.
SURVEYS & RESEARCH STUDIES
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z975WPC We are sending this survey on behalf of the Parity at 10 Campaign. The goal of the Parity at 10 Campaign is to expand access to mental health and/or substance use disorder services through strong enforcement of the Parity Act.Parity is a key component of accessing appropriate services and medications, which is one of NAMI-NYS's 2018 Action Agenda items. NAMI-NYC has signed on to support this initiative.
http://bit.ly/disabilityhealth The NIDILRR-funded Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) is looking for adults aged 18-62 with disabilities to complete an online survey about getting and using health insurance and health care services – the National Survey on Health Reform & Disability. The online survey is fully accessible for mobile devices and screenreaders, but if you prefer to take the survey over the phone or have any questions about participating, please call toll-free 855.556.6328 (Voice/TTY) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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