Arkansas Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

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ADPC Board Meeting

When:

May 5, 2017 10:00am

Location: United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas, 9720 Rodney Parham Rd., Little Rock, AR 72227

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Arkansas Disability Policy Consortium (ADPC) Board Meeting
May 5th at 10:00
UCP, 9720 Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, AR 72227

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AR Governor's Council on DD quarterly meeting and training

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March 5, 2017 2:00pm

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GCDD will meet at Winrock Institute on March 5 and 6, 2017 for its 1st quarterly meeting of the year and training for the Council.

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Arkansas Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities quarterly business meeting and training

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March 6, 2017 12:00am

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The Council staff will continue with training items for the Council on Monday, March 6, 2017.  Business meeting will commence at 12:30 p.m. on the 6th

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Arkansas Parents Advisory Council Family Bistro Conference July 2017

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July 14, 2017 8:00am

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Family Bistro Conference Arkansas Parent Advisory Council - Contact Rodney Farley 501-682-1461 or go to https://www.eventbrite.come/e/pac-bistro-2017-tickets-31141109898

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Arkansas Waiver Association annual conference

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July 12, 2017 12:00am

Location: Hot Springs Convention Center

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Annual Conference for the Arkansas Waiver Association in Hot Springs.  My Life, My Choice, My Independence!  Visit arkansaswaiver.com for more information

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Autism Awareness Month

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April 1, 2017 8:00am

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There are many opportunities to educate yourself about autism in Arkansas and to find groups in your area that you can become a part of.  Please find information from the following Arkansas sources.  Arkansas Disabilities Coalition/Family2Family - Community Connections,
Autism Association of Northeast Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Autism Support Group, Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center

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Community Side by Side DD Month March, 2017

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March 20, 2017 12:00am

Location: Please visit http://nacdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Resource-Guide-2017.pdf for videos and pictures that align with each week of DD Month

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Each of us want to have a community that we CHOOSE to live in.  This week emphasizes living side by side in a community that matters to the individual

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Cystic Fibrosis awareness month

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May 1, 2017 12:00am

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Cystic Fibrosis awareness month is in May.  Please visit the Arkansas chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis foundation at https://www.cff.org/arkansas for more information about services and volunteer opportunities.

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Developmental Disabilities Provider Association spring conference

When:

May 16, 2017 12:00am

Location: Airport Holiday Inn in Little Rock, AR

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Join the Developmental Disabilities Provider Association in Little Rock for their spring conference.  Lots to learn, lots to do.  Visit arkansasddpa.org for more information

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DHS-DDS Board Meeting

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May 3, 2017 10:30am

Location: Conway Human Development Center, Visitation Center, 150 East Siebenmorgen Road, Conway, AR 72032

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Meeting of the Board of Arkansas DHS-Developmental Disabilities Services (DHS-DDS)
Wednesday, May 3rd, at 10:30 am
at the Conway Human Development Center, Visitation Center
150 East Siebenmorgen Road, Conway, AR 72032
Call Avis Lane, 501-682-8665, with questions.

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DSCNWA Inclusion & Respect Run

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October 14, 2017 8:00am

Location: Arvest Ballpark in Springdale

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Comes join Down Syndrome connection of NW Arkansas for fun walks for kids, a 5K run and other fun!

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GCDD State Plan and Implementation Committee Meeting

When:

May 30, 2017 3:00pm

Location: Conference Call - You may attend in person at DFA 1515 Building, Room 101 (1st floor Conference Room), 1515 West 7th Street, Little Rock, AR

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This is a meeting of the GCDD’s State Plan and Implementation Committee (SPI). SPI will meet to discuss documentation and the timeline for the drafted request for proposals which SPI will bring to full Council for recommendation during the upcoming June 8th quarterly business meeting.

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Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Quarterly Meeting

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June 8, 2017 10:00am

Location: Jonesboro Municipal Center, Conference Room, 300 S. Church Street, Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Jonesboro Municipal Center, Conference Room, 300 S. Church Street, Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities-Brain Injury-Cerebral Palsy-MS-Trisomy AWARENESS Month

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March 1, 2017 12:00am

Location: Visit websites for these to get more information

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A disability of any kind has a huge impact on the person with the disability as well as their family members and friends.  Please become more aware of each of these disabilities during the month of March.

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March - Week 1 - Learning Side by Side DD Month

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March 6, 2017 12:00am

Location: Please visit http://nacdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Resource-Guide-2017.pdf for videos and pictures that align with each week of DD Month

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Think about the issue of education for ALL.  This week emphasizes the needs in education for our developmental disabilities community

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October is Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida Awareness month

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October 1, 2017 12:00am

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Please visit the websites that give you information on each of these.  i.e.,  www.globaldownsyndrome.org arkansas-down-syndrome-organizations   spinabifidaassociation.org

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People First - Rally at Capitol

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April 19, 2017 12:00pm

Location: Arkansas State Capitol

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Join People First at the Arkansas State Capitol for a rally on April 19, 2017 at noon!

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Special Olympics Arkansas 2017 Summer Games

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May 25, 2017 1:00pm

Location: Harding University, Searcy, AR

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Special Olympics Arkansas 2017 Summer Games “Where Amazing Happens”
ATHLETICS VENUE-First Security Stadium, Harding University
The MARCH OF THE ATHLETES will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 05/25/17.
The FAMILY SUPPORT EXPO will be held Friday, 05/25/17 from 9am-3pm in the Harding Academy Parking Lot.
The VICTORY CELEBRATION will be held Friday night from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m at Berry Hill Park located at 1886 Higginson St. Searcy, AR.
Irvin Humphrey, Director of Sports, Training, and Competition-Email:irvin@specialolympicsarkansas.org
Special Olympics Arkansas, 2115 Main Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114 - Phone: (501) 771-0222

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Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month

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September 1, 2017 12:00am

Location: Please visit http://www.spinalcord.ar.gov/ to find out information

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Spinal cord injuries affect 5,000,000 Americans each year and hundreds of thousands will live with the aftermath of those injuries for their lifetime.  Please learn about what you can do to assist those with this life-changing event.

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Uniquely crafted NWA Brew Mile Run & Beer Garden DSCNWA

When:

June 24, 2017 6:00pm

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville

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Watch DSCNWA website for times for this event.

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Wk 4 - Life, side by side March is DD Month

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March 26, 2017 12:00am

Location: Please visit http://nacdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Resource-Guide-2017.pdf for videos and pictures that align with each week of DD Month

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Week 4 of DD Month is thinking about living side by side with people with developmental disabilities.  Watch your language!  Think about diversity and inclusion.  The joy of community is the people who are there, not what their abilities are.

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Working side by side - March - DD Month

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March 13, 2017 12:00am

Location: Please visit http://nacdd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Resource-Guide-2017.pdf for videos and pictures that align with each week of DD Month

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This week emphasizes the goals of the DD Community for integrated employment in their OWN community.  Part of Developmental Disabilities Month in March

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World Down Syndrome Day

When:

March 21, 2017 12:00am

Location: http://dscnwa.com/

Details:

Watch for activities for World Down Syndrome Day


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