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NWVCIL Presents: Different Voices And Common Experiences Arts Exhibit.

Northern WV Center for Independent Living (NWCIL) Presents: Different Voices And Common Experiences Arts Exhibit held at the Monongalia Arts Center from August 5th thru August 27th, 2016

"Different Voices and Common Experiences" is an exhibit featuring artists who have been affected by mental health issues. DVCE supports positive mental health awareness, community wellness, and inclusivity. How to submit: Artists will be chosen on a first-come basis until the gallery space is full. You must submit photographs of your art pieces (limit 3 per artist) with your completed application. Call Paulette: 844-212-3464 or email plivengood@nwvcil.org to request an application or for more info. Deadline for submission: June 10th. There will be a free public reception on Friday, August 5th, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Participating artists and the community are encouraged to attend to enjoy visual and performance arts. Refreshments will be available.
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The Arc of WV Workshops

The Arc of WV is having two workshops on April 28th: Sexuality & Intimacy for People With Disabilities and Preventing & Addressing Abuse and Neglect (constantcontact.com) at Coonskin Park in Charleston, WV.

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April is Autism Awareness Month

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WV Leadership Academy Trainings

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Disability Networking and Support Group, Parkersburg, April 13th

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OIG SSA: FRAUD ADVISORY: “Disability Services” Phone Calls

Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration Press Release: FRAUD ADVISORY: Inspector General Warns Public About "Disability Services" Phone Calls (oig.ssa.gov)

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WVSILC Applications due March 25, 2016

An e-mail from Ann Watts McDaniel, Executive Director, West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC):

Interested Persons:

Are you a person with a disability who wants to get involved and make a difference? Do you have a family member with a disability or do you work to improve life for people with disabilities? The West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council (the Council) is recruiting new members to fill vacancies for terms beginning July 1, 2016 and you should apply!

This federally mandated Council works closely with the Centers for Independent Living and monitors, reviews, and evaluates the implementation of the State Plan for Independent Living.

The Council seeks to maintain diversity of representation including disability, age, ethnicity, and life experiences. If you or someone you know would like to apply for membership on the Council, please return a completed application form (enclosed) by March 25, 2016.

Please feel free to duplicate this notice and the application form and share it with as many individuals as you wish. This information is also available on the SILC Web site at: www.wvsilc.org

Please review the responsibilities carefully and apply only if you are willing to fulfill them.

All applications will be reviewed and considered. Nominations selected by the Council will be submitted for appointment by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. This process can be lengthy and new members are not always appointed before the terms begin in July. We appreciate your patience. If you have questions or need further information or assistance, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Ann Watts McDaniel
Executive Director

The responsibilities and application form can be found at http://www.wvsilc.org/responsibilities.htm.

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DD Council Seeking Input on Five Year Plan

The Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking input to be used in the development of its Five Year State Plan. You are encouraged to complete the survey even if you participated in one of the Council's forums. The deadline for participating is March 31, 2016.

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Mid-Atlantic ADA Archived Webinar: Developing Effective Practices for Snow Removal

Mid-Atlantic ADA Archived Webinar: Developing Effective Practices for Snow Removal: Why Is It Worth All the Effort? (adainfo.org)

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Deaf Awareness Day at the Capitol! March 8, 2016

Deaf Awareness Day at the Capitol! March 8, 2016 (facebook.com)

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