Webinar: Help Prevent Accessible Parking Abuse

United Spinal Association

Webinar: Help Prevent Accessible Parking Abuse
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

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Description: Join us for an informative webinar on how you can get involved in ending accessible parking abuse in your community. This webinar will discuss the benefits of joining Parking Mobility, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community education and enforcement program designed to improve public awareness of the problem of accessible parking abuse and its impact on the health and safety of wheelchair users and other people with disabilities. Learn how you can participate in this program through a mobile app that gathers data on parking violations and leverages education to enforce the law and end accessible parking abuse.

Audience: Wheelchair users, all people with disabilities who rely on accessible parking or know someone who does.

Presenter: Mack Marsh, Project Director for the Parking Mobility Program

Please join us for this enlightening webinar.

Ziggi Landsman
VP of Online Relations
United Spinal Association 

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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.



       •   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 , 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:

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?


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

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).

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