NC Public Transportation Division Strategic Plan – Public Input Welcomed

This October, stakeholders and the public are invited to provide input at community workshops across the state as part of the North Carolina Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan.  The workshops are free and open to the pubic.  No registration is necessary to attend.  The NC Department of Transportation is developing the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan to improve bus, rail and paratransit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians.

For more information on the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan please visit https://www.ncdot.gov/nctransit/strategicplan/

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for persons with a disability who wish to participate in this meeting.  Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins, Human Environment Section, via e-mail at jarobbins@ncdot.gov or by phone 919-707-6085 as early as possible to that arrangements can be made.

Northeast North Carolina
October 2, 2017
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Pitt County Agricultural Extension Auditorium
403 Government Circle, Suite 2
Greenville, NC 27834

Southeastern North Carolina
October 4, 2017
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Bladen Community College Auditorium
7418 Highway 41 West
Dublin, NC 28320

Technology
October 5, 2017
8:30 am – 11:30 am
Research Triangle Foundation
Meeting Rooms A&B
12 Davis Drive
Durham, NC 27709

Triangle
October 5, 2017
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Research Triangle Foundation
Meeting Rooms A&B
12 Davis Drive
Durham, NC 27709

Charolotte/Gastonia/Kannapolis
October 16, 2017
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College – South Campus
Building 1000 (Main Building) Room 106
1531 Trinity Church Road
Concord, NC 28027

Norther Mountains
October 17, 2017
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Blue Ridge Energy
Meeting Room
2491 US Hwy 421 S
Boone, NC 28607

Land Use
October 18, 2017
8:30 am – 11:30 am
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)
Board Room
107 Arrow Road
Greensboro, NC 27409

Piedmont
October 18, 2017
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)
Board Room
107 Arrow Road
Greensboro, NC 27409

Southern Mountains
October 19, 2017
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Conference Center, Room B
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for persons with a disability who wish to participate in this meeting.  Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins, Human Environment Section, via e-mail at jarobbins@ncdot.gov or by phone 919-707-6085 as early as possible to that arrangements can be made.

Walk4Hearing – Asheville chapter information

The WALK4HEARING is our main fund-raising activity for 2017, so we ask everyone please to step up and help.

 

The actual walk takes place in Cary, NC, on Sunday 15 October, but here’s the surprise:      to take part you don’t actually have to go there and walk – there are other ways to help.

 

YOU COULD:

       •   WALK – you’ll need to find sponsors from your friends and family

       •  SUPPORT OUR TEAM   or    SPONSOR SOMEONE who is walking.

    To do any of these:    Go to the website walk4hearing.org , click on Register,     then Find a Walk – looking for North Carolina, low down on the left,         then click on Register, and there you can opt to Participate, or Search for a     Walker or Team to Support:

 

    The Asheville Team is called “ Hear Here in Asheville! “, But you’ll find it just by searching for Asheville.  If you look under that team name you’ll see a list of the participants, and you can choose one to support, or you can just support the team..

 

          MAKE A GENERAL DONATION on the website.  Please be sure to write “Asheville” or the team name “ Hear Here in Asheville! “ under Personal Note 

or even easier . . . .

 

        •  JUST WRITE  A CHECK, make it out to “HLAA Walk4Hearing”,  marking the  Memo line “Asheville”, and mail or give the check to me, the Chapter Team  Captain.  My address is at the foot of the page.  I won’t be at the July meeting. 

 

REMEMBER:  Our Chapter wants to keep working to help you and others with hearing loss, and to encourage the community to greater recognition of our needs. To do that we need to raise funds – and here is your chance to help us do just that.   Thanks !

 

David Nelson, 210 Blue Ridge Vista, Asheville, NC 28805  

 828-505-1874               email: dmn261034@mac.com

Celebrate the 27th Anniversary of the ADA with an Indoor Picnic and Open House – Asheville

DisAbility Partners will host an Indoor Picnic and Open House Celebration for the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law has had a significant effect on the lives of millions of people living with disabilities by ensuring we have the same rights and responsibilities as any other citizen.

On Friday, July 14th, beginning at Noon we will serve up tasty fried chicken and a vegetarian option along with all the traditional side fixings and desserts too.

We have a guest speaker, show a short video and read the Proclamation from Mayor Esther Manheimer and have a lot of fun too.

The event is FREE, but you must Save Your Seat by calling us at 828-298-1977 so that we will have plenty for all.

Peer Support Class – Asheville area

Vaya Health Peer Support

What will I learn?

This training involves lectures and group activities. The group activities require respect and support. The trainers will utilize class participation, involvement in group activities, as well as general attendance to assess readiness to deliver peer support services in a professional setting. In addition to providing education to participants, there will be skill-building through role plays, take-home activities, and sharing of personal recovery experiences related to overcoming mental health and/or addiction challenges. Vaya Health’s North Carolina Peer Support Specialist training is a 40-hour program scheduled on five days. A brief graduation ceremony will be held on the afternoon of the final training day. Our current training curriculum meets the criteria set forth by the state of North Carolina.

What do I need to do to be admitted?

You are required to have a minimum of nine (9) months of demonstrated, sustained recovery to be eligible for this training. You must also have a High School Diploma or GED.                                   

To receive a completion of training certificate, students must be present and participate on ALL of the scheduled days and hours. If you are unable to attend all hours, please do not apply at this time. Students who do not complete all 40 hours will not earn the certificate of completion, which is required for NC Peer Support Specialist Certification.

 How do I register?

Visit: http://vayahealth.com/members-caregivers/member-services/peer-support/

Print your application and two reference sheets. When completed mail to:
Vaya Health/Smoky Mountain
Attention: Peer Support Training
408-B Spaulding Road
Marion, NC 28752
PSSTraining@vayahealth.com

What are the program costs?

Tuition $30.00 for Materials

NOTE: Please do not send payment with your application. Upon selection, you will be asked to send payment.

When are the next classes?

Peer support Specialist:
June 26-30th                 8:00-5:00
July 10th-14th               8:00-5:00
October 23-27th                       8:00-5:00

After Class?

  • To become a North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist, you must have a minimum of one year of demonstrated, sustained recovery.
  • For NC PSS certification you will need to have an additional 20 hours of training. Information on this training will be covered fully during Vaya’s 40 hour training.
  • Then you can submit an application to the state to be certified ($15).

Questions?
Goodwill- 828-298-9023
Vaya Health- 828-225-2785 ext. 5132

Parker Utter
Skills Training Recruitment Specialist
Goodwill Industries
1616 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: (828) 298-9023 Ext. 1106
putter@goodwillnwnc.org

LET US HEAR YOUR VOICE! – Asheville March 20

DisAbility Partners Needs Your Input!

Please share your thoughts and ideas about issues and barriers affecting people with disabilities and what steps DisAbililty Partners can take to challenge those issues!

Help us with goals to acheive for 2017 – 2020

A chate session is scheduled:
Monday, March 20 at 2:00pm

Disability Partners Office – Asheville Office

If you cannot attend, we will have other options available for you.  Call us for more information.

LET US HEAR YOUR VOICE1

Light refreshments will be served.

108 New Leicester Highway – 828-298-1977

Tactile Art Exhibit – Raleigh

Wow! Here is a shout out to VAE Raleigh!

COME TOUR TACTILE!

For the month of May, VAE Raleigh presents TACTILE, an exhibition filled with 23 multisensory works of art that can be touched, smelled, heard, and even tasted! One of the main goals of TACTILE is to further VAE’s focus on including people with disabilities in our programming. To that end we would like to invite you to join us for a touch tour this Saturday, May 21.

We are providing a few different accommodations for the tours:
11am – Open Exhibition Tour
1pm – Audio Described Tour
3pm – ASL Interpreted Tour

RSVP for a tour by emailing brandon@visualartexchange.org or calling 919.256.6856

Can’t make those times? Still want to experience a tour of the exhibit? That’s AWESOME! Want to request an accommodation for that tour? We are happy to accommodate, including scheduling tours outside of our regular business hours. Contact Brandon: brandon@visualartexchange.org or 919.256.6856 to set up a time to take a tour before the exhibit closes on May 26.

VISIT
VAE is open to the public for gallery visitors during the week, on Saturdays and for the First Friday Gallery Walk.

Gallery Address
309 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
There is on-street parking near the gallery. Check out a complete list of downtown parking decks.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday – Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday, 11am – 4pm
First Friday hours: 6-10pm

Website
www.vaeraleigh.org
Phone
919.828.7834

Tactile Art Exhibit – Raleigh area – May 2016

A universally designed exhibition at VAE Raleigh!

A UNIVERSALLY DESIGNED AND MULTISENSORY EXHIBITION

For the month of May VAE Raleigh is exhibiting 23 pieces of work that can be experienced with more than just sight alone. These multisensory pieces were created by 17 artists from 7 states across the U.S. The exhibition invites visitors to go beyond looking at artwork and encourages them to use their senses of touch, smell, hearing, and even taste to experience each piece.

ACCESSIBILITY
One of the main goals of TACTILE is to further VAE’s focus on including people with disabilities in our programming. VAE is providing large-format print materials, Braille transcribed materials, Audio Described and ASL interpreted tours, field trip opportunities for school-age kids, and additional staff assistance for visitors during the exhibit.

COME TAKE A GUIDED TOUR ON SATURDAY, MAY 21!
11am – Open Exhibition Tour
1pm – Audio Described Tour
3pm – ASL Interpreted Tour

RSVP for a tour by emailing brandon@visualartexchange.org or calling 919.828.7834 ext 6

Can’t make those times? Still want to experience a tour of the exhibit? That’s AWESOME! Want to request an accommodation for that tour? We are happy to accommodate, including scheduling tours outside of our regular business hours. Contact Brandon: brandon@visualartexchange.org or 919.828.7834 ext  6 to set up a time to take a tour.

THE JUROR
The works exhibited in TACTILE were selected by Tom Pursey, co-founder of Flying Objects, a London-based creative agency that won an IK Prize in 2015 for their multi-sensory exhibition Tate Sensorium at Tate Britain.

ACCESS @ VAE
VAE’s gallery spaces is physically accessible and we strive to make our special events, exhibitions, and communications accessible as well. If you need any additional information, specific accommodations, or if an entry or membership fees is a barrier, please contact Brandon: brandon@visualartexchange.org or 919.828.7834 ext 6.

ADVOCATE
VAE would like to invite members of the disability community to work with our staff and board to increase our accessibility and inclusion of artists and patrons with disabilities. If you have suggestions, criticisms or would like to be involved in increasing VAE’s accessibility contact Brandon: brandon@visualartexchange.org or call 919.828.7834 ext 6.

BIGGER PICTURE
VAE is part of the Arts Learning Community for Universal Access of eleven arts organizations that collaborate to advocate for and improve access to the arts for people with disabilities. This collective is funded in part by the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

VISIT
VAE is open to the public for gallery visitors during the week, on Saturdays and for the First Friday Gallery Walk.

Gallery Address
309 W. Martin Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
There is on-street parking near the gallery. Check out a complete list of downtown parking decks.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday – Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday, 11am – 4pm
First Friday hours: 6-10pm

Website
www.vaeraleigh.org
Phone
919.828.7834

 

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VAE Raleigh
309 West Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

 

TALK TO AN NC LAWYER FOR FREE!

4 ALL STATEWIDE SERVICE DAY: A WORLD OF CHANGE IN ONE DAY

March 4 7am – 7pm

As a community service to all North Carolinians, North Carolina lawyers are volunteering their time to provide FREE LEGAL INFORMATION on Friday March 4, 2016.  a public service of the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation

Asheville/Western area – 800.289.0013
Charlotte area – 866.616.4255
Greensboro/Triad – 877.391.6179
Raleigh – 919.744.3861
Greenville/Eastern – 888.616.0614

Budgeting Workshop – Wilmington Area – 3/23

Budgeting Workshop presented by disAbility Resource Center

Budgeting 101   Special Guest: Mike Young

Wednesday, March 23, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

this workshop is a great starting point for anyone who feels overwhelmed by all the bills and paperwork standing between them and financial freedom.  We will teach you where to start, how to organize your spending, and what things you should prioritize when building your perfect budget.

We will cover the following:

  • What is a budget and why do I need to do one?
  • How can I manage my bills?
  • Why do I need to prioritize my spending?
  • I do not have enough money; how an I get more?
  • What does it mean to track my expenses?

RSVP: by March 7th  by calling 910-815-6618

“accomodations are available upon advance request”

LOCATION: 140 C Cinema Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

www.drc-cil.org