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

Details:

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

When:

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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Arkansas Youth & Family Conference - ASU Jonesboro

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June 22, 2017 10:00am

Location: ASU Jonesboro, Reng Student Union, N Caraway Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Sponsored by Division of Behavioral Health Services and Prevention. Hosted by Youth MOVE Arkansas. For more information, contact Noelle Harper at nharper@mshs.org, call 870-972-4948 or fax (Attention: Noelle) to 870-972-4905. Youth MOVE Arkansas is a statewide youth-led organization devoted to improving services and supports provided to children and youth in the State of Arkansas. Registration ended May 27, 2017.

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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

Details:

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

Details:

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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Free Self-Advocate Training - Central Arkansas Region

When:

July 21, 2017 10:00am

Location: CALS-Main Library (Little Rock Downtown), 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

Details:

Free self-advocate training opportunity in Little Rock, AR. Lunch is provided. To register or provide dietary restrictions, please call 1.800.582.1174 or email info@disabilityrightsar.org.  Deadline to register is July 18, 2017.

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Free Self-Advocate Training - Northwest Arkansas Region

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July 11, 2017 10:00am

Location: Jones Center for Families, 22 East Emma Avenue, Room 228-Memphis Room, Springdale, AR 72764

Details:

Free self-advocate training opportunity in Springdale, AR. Lunch is provided. To register or provide dietary restrictions, please call 1.800.582.1174 or email info@disabilityrightsar.org.  Deadline to register is July 6, 2017.

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GCDD Announces Request for Proposals

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June 9, 2017 3:31pm

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The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is proud to announce the posting of a Request for Proposals on June 9th, 2017. See the Apply for Funding page on the GCDD website for more information.

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GCDD Oversight Committee Meeting

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June 2, 2017 10:00am

Location: 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 Oversight Committee (OS). OS will meet to conduct regular business in preparation for the upcoming June 8th quarterly full Council business meeting.

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GCDD Public Policy and Outreach Committee Meeting

When:

June 1, 2017 10:00am

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

Details:

This is a meeting of the GCDD’s Public Policy and Outreach Committee (PPO). PPO will meet to conduct regular business in preparation for the upcoming June 8th quarterly full Council business meeting. The PPO will receive an update from a staff member of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD).

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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

Details:

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
Agenda
I. Call to Order – Chairman Chris Johnson
II. Roll Call
III. Welcome and Guest Introductions
IV. Approve March 6, 2016 Meeting Minutes    
V. Council Budget Report by Staff   
VI. Status Report on Grant Funded Projects   
VII. Reports from Committee Chairs
      a. Executive Committee Update
      b. Nominating Committee Update  
      c. Oversight Committee Update    
      d. Public Policy and Outreach Committee Update  
      e. State Plan and Implementation Committee Update
          •  Council Vote to Approve Recommended RFP    
VIII. Council Staff Update
IX. New Business and Announcements
      •  Guest Comments/Questions
X. Adjourn

Members and Staff will be visiting Jonesboro area locations of interest after the business meeting adjourns.

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Independent Living Resource Center - Increasing Your Knowledge Session

When:

June 20, 2017 10:00am

Location: 300 S Rodney Parham Rd # 5, Little Rock, AR 72205

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ILRC dba Mainstream will host a (free of charge) increasing your knowledge session. Topics to be explored:
Transitioning students with disabilities from high school to postsecondary education and employment
Defining youth transition planning
Defining community resources
Overview of independence and inclusion

For more information or to register please call Lisa Coleman at 501-280-0012 extension 126 or 1-800-371-9026.
Registration deadline is Friday, June 16, 2017. Seating is limited. Please submit requests for accommodations with your registration.

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Independent Living Resource Center – REV UP the Vote Initiative

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July 17, 2017 9:30am

Location: 300 S Rodney Parham Rd # 5, Little Rock, AR 72205

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ILRC dba Mainstream will host a REV UP the Vote event. If you are not a registered voter, or if you have moved and have not changed your mailing address, this event is for you! Participate in the election process to insure equality and justice for ALL Arkansans. For more information, please call Lisa Coleman at 501-280-0012 extension 126.

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

When:

March 1, 2017 12:00am

Location: Visit websites for these to get more information

Details:

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

When:

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

Details:

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

Details:

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

When:

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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Technical Assistance Workshop for GCDD Grant Applicants

When:

June 22, 2017 8:30am

Location: 1509 West 7th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, Room 102

Details:

If you are considering applying for funding through the Council, please plan to attend the Technical Assistance Workshop.
There will be 2 sessions: Session 1 at 8:30 a.m. and Session 2 at 1:30 p.m.
Contact Council staff by phone at 501-682-2897 or by email to ddcstaff@dfa.arkansas.gov to reserve a spot in your preferred session.
If you need supports or accommodations for the workshop, please send your request to staff by Monday, June 19th.

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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

Details:

Watch DSCNWA website for times for this event.

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

When:

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

Details:

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/

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Watch for activities for World Down Syndrome Day


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