The HHSC Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services is pleased to offer these free webinars for service providers and consumers who are hard of hearing. Participants are welcome to join one or all of the webinars, which will be held at 6:00 - 7:30 pm CST. These webinars will be presented in spoken English; real-time captioning (CART) will be provided for all the sessions.
About the presenter: Rose Aird Minette, Communication Access Specialist, has a severe hearing loss and has provided services to Texans who are hard of hearing since 1995.
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 6:00-7:30pm CST
This webinar will include practical information for the workplace, medical and community settings.
Date: Thursday, December 14th
This webinar will expose attendees to a variety of devices which may assist them in the workplace or in community activities. The session will not cover hearing aid technology, but rather, will touch on other types of equipment for people who are hard of hearing.
Register separately for each session, and you will receive a confirmation email with a link to access the webinar. If you have questions about the registration process, or about the webinars, email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (512) 982-1709.
Audio access is via your computer speakers. If you do not have computer speakers or, need a sign language interpreter via VP, call 877-226-9790, access code 3799711, to connect to the conference line.
Requests for accommodations other than CART, must be received at least two weeks in advance of the webinar date.
Rose Aird Minette
Communication Access Specialist
DHHS Training and Education
Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Rehabilitative & Social Services
Health, Developmental & Independence Services
4900 North Lamar Blvd.
P.O. Box 12904
Austin, Texas 78751
email@example.com | 512-982-1709
NEW! Vision Focus Group!
Anne Wallace leads a new 6 week series on Vision Loss and Life Focus! Series builds on each week's discussion and is open to anyone with any type of vision impairment. Free. Must RSVP and request any needed accommodations by September 13th!!!! Julie - 972/398-1111 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesdays, 11:00 - 12:30 pm
Dates: September 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th & 25th.
Location: REACH of Plano 720 E. Park Blvd., Ste 104, Plano TX 75074 each Wednesday except October 18th. Location TBA to the group later.
Speak OUT! Use Powerful Activist Strategies! Lead the Changes You Want to SEE!
Wednesday, September 27th
10:00 - 3:00 pm REACH of Plano 720 E Park Blvd., Ste. 104, Plano, TX 75074
Molly Broadway of Disability Rights of Texas, leads this training - complete with action exercises to give you the success we all need advocates to create.
Call Julie to register and or request any needed accommodations by Sept. 13th at 972/398-1111 or mailto:email@example.com
EVENT: Fall Paper Crafting Class with Instructor Becky Browning
WHEN: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WHERE: REACH of Plano – 720 E. Park Blvd., Ste. 104, Plano, TX 75074
RSVP: 972/398-1111 or email Julie Espinoza. Must request any needed accommodations 2 weeks prior.
DETAILS: Come to a fun and stress free morning of paper crafting! You will make an awesome project that you can keep or give away. Don't worry, no experience is necessary. Just come and have a good time. ******** The cost is only $5 per person for supplies, paid at the door to the instructor (cash please). Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Call Becky at 972-8844 for more info
Individual Art Therapy Sessions, free, are offered at REACH of Plano on Tuesdays!
Learn basic counseling techniques using art to express your feelings. Call or email Julie to enroll - 972/398-1111 email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
North Texas Giving Day 2017 is not just one day Sept 14th but a week long chance to give to your favorite chairities. From Thurs. Sept. 7th through Wed. Sept 13th you may go online to donate. Your donation will not show up on the NTGD webpage until Thurs. Sept. 14th. You may click here to be directed to the North Texas Giving Day REACH Resource Centers on Independent Living page.
WHAT YOUR MONEY CAN PAY FOR WHEN YOU DONATE TO REACH
OR YOU CAN CHOOSE TO DONATE TO ANY PROGRAM OR TO THE CORPORATE FUND TO BE USED AS NEEDED
INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS TRAINING
$450 – Three week IL skills workshop series for 10 to 15 participants
(James Manuel, Psy.D. with AGAPE Psych Services)
$400 – Two sessions of the Independence & Beyond training for 10 to 15 participants
(Tom Schenck, M.A., M.S., L.P.C.)
$1,500 – Five week IL skills workshop series for 5 to 10 participants
(Patricia A. McGregor, Ph.D.)
PROJECT RAMP (HOME ACCESSIBLITY)
$150 – Threshold plate at primary entrance of home
$250 – Two grab bars installed in the bathroom
$450 – Two handrails installed at the porch
$1,250 – Ramp installed at primary entrance to home
$1,500 – Average cost per consumer for ramp and/or handrails and grab bars in bathroom
RELOCATE FROM A NURSING HOME TO COMMUNITY LIVING EXPENSES
$10 – Document fee
$125 – Start up groceries
$150 – Utility deposit
$200 – Start up basic household items
$300 – Rent deposit
$800 – Average costs per consumer for all basic start up needs
$1,725 – Cost to produce, print and bulk mail one quarterly edition of the REACHing
CHANGE OF DATE FROM AUG. 1ST TO SEPT. 15TH
This event is for:
1) Unpaid caregivers of older adults
2) Unpaid caregivers of person with disabilities
3) Grandparents (or other relatives) raising children under the age of 18
But anyone is invited to attend!
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED EMAIL: Registration@NTADS.net or TELEPHONE 940-202-4500 ext 103
2017 June Youth ActivitiesThe summer is almost here!
|Activity||Location||Date||Time||Notes||Call or Text to notify me you are going by this date:|
|Independent Living Skills Training||6/12/2017||11:00 AM - 2:30 PM||Bring $ for food and drinks or pack a lunch||6/5/2017|
|Youth Game Night||REACH of Dallas||6/17/2017||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM||Bring $20 to order pizza and drinks||6/9/2017|
|Free Swimming Lesson at Bachman Pool||2750 Bachman Drive, Dallas, TX 75235||6/22/2017||8:10 AM - 10:00 AM||Bring a snack||6/12/2017|
|Youth Summer Academy||REACH of Dallas||6/26/2017||9:30 AM - 3:00 PM||Bring $ for food and drinks or bring a lunch||6/5/2017|
|Dallas Theater Center to see "Hood: the Robin Hood Musical Adventure"||6/29/2017||7:30 PM - 9:00 PM||Bring $ for food and drinks||6/19/2017|
In order to swim you must do the following:
*Purchase a membership card & Pay to swim and Cost: $25.00 non-resident or $15.00 Dallas Resident
Swim Cost: $3.00 with membership card/ $5.00 without membership card. Please complete the membership by June 12, 2017
Recreation Card Fees
A City of Dallas recreation card is required to use Bachman Pool. Recreation cards are valid for one year from the date of purchase and are available at any City of Dallas recreation center. A government issued ID and proof of residency within the City of Dallas must be presented at time of registration. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at time of registration
Youth Transition & Housing Information Specialist
c/o REACH of Dallas
8625 King George Drive, Suite 210
Dallas, TX 75235-2275
Texas Workforce Solutions – Vocational Rehabilitation Services’ Denton Field Office and the University of North Texas are hosting an event on April 28th, 2017.
The title of our event is: “Prep for Success: An Employment Seminar for Young Adults with Disabilities.” Our target audience is individuals in their senior year of high school, college, or those who have relatively recently graduated from college. We will have several break-out sessions that cover different topics of obtaining and maintaining employment as a person with a disability and an employer panel and a student panel. The event begins at 8:00am on April 28th and ends at 3:00pm.
Registration is free and lunch is included. It is required that all participants register. It is important that one notes if they have any dietary restrictions or accommodation needs on this registration form.
April 28, 2017, 8am - 3pm
UNT Student Union, Ballroom 314 A&B
1155 Union Circle, Denton, TX
• Employment Tools
• Professional Etiquette
• Stress Management
• What Employers Want
• ADA & Accommodations
• Feedback from Students with Disabilities
REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
Open to students at UNT & TWU as well as community members
Must pre-register online.
Registration link: HTTPS://DAR.PACS.UNT.EDU/PREP-FOR-SUCCESS
Brain Health/ Body Health
Wednesday, March 22nd
10:00 - 12:00 pm
REACH of Plano Office
Must RSVP 972/398-1111with Julie Espinoza
Learn how to reduce brain fog.
Learn creative ways to exercise.
Take steps to improve your mental and physical well being.