Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities We are the resource and information link for Persons with Disabilities in Onslow County, NC

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10/26/2020
Onslow County Partnership for Children

https://www.facebook.com/108238239346451/posts/1483772411793020/?sfnsn=mo

Do you have a passion for serving military families with special needs? We're looking for respite care providers for the Exceptional Family Member Program.

EFMP Respite Care helps Navy families with children with special needs by providing 40 hours of respite care per month so they can leave the house, go to an appointment, or just rest, while knowing that their child is well cared for.

Certain qualifications are required.

Contact [email protected] to find out more about becoming an EFMP provider.

10/23/2020
Microsoft Forms

As part of North Carolina's Olmstead initiative, the Community Capacity Building committee would like to solicit feedback around what it means to receive services in the community, and the best way(s) to build meaningful capacity within local communities where people to choose to work, play and live. Your participation in the survey is anonymous.

The survey is available until November 2, 2020.
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3IF2etC5mkSFw-zCbNftGVd6PGtfWPRMgta7D4ifuPJUNDZYS1VUNlZLT1RPNE8wSFI0WEc0TjFENy4u

We know the importance of making sure our loved ones are supported in our community. Sometimes it can be hard to figure ...
10/23/2020
Meet The Police | National Autism Association

We know the importance of making sure our loved ones are supported in our community. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out where to start! National Autism Association has an amazing toolkit that help start the conversation and give you a way to support your loved one and help spread awareness. This is a free toolkit!
Starting the conversation is key to building a more inclusive and accepting community!

Meet The Police NAA’s Meet the Police safety initiative is a free, downloadable toolkit for individuals with autism, parents or caregivers who are concerned about their loved one’s safety in the community. The purpose of this program is to help enhance the quality of interactions between individ...

"Special Olympics Onslow County is planning to use this time of limited activity to strengthen and grow the program, so ...
10/23/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Onslow County Community Partnership Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

"Special Olympics Onslow County is planning to use this time of limited activity to strengthen and grow the program, so that we can best support the athletes, as we look to the future.



As we think about this growth, we realize that we need you! We hope you will be open to utilizing your strengths in partnership with Special Olympics Onslow County.



Tuesday, October 27th at 5:00pm we will be hosting a Virtual Community Partnership Meeting to share more about the organization and our local program, as well as our goals for 2021 as we hopefully reach a post-pandemic state.



If interested, you can RSVP in link below or click the link located on the attached flyer. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We look forward to having you join us!"

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcuqvqz0iH9En8eBmrQUqWFu72jNZ08dm

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Onslow County Community Partnership Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Special Olympics Onslow County
10/21/2020

Special Olympics Onslow County

Disability Rights North Carolina
10/20/2020

Disability Rights North Carolina

With so much at stake this year, now more than ever the disability community needs to exercise its power. Cast your ballot to ensure that whoever wins, they know voters with disabilities are a segment of Americans who won’t be ignored!

Check out DRNC's General Election Voter Guide: https://www.accessthevotenc.org/2020-general-election/

#AccessTheVoteNC #WeCountWeCareWeVote #CripTheVote
#VotingIsPower #VotersWithDisabilities

[Image description: Did You Know? 1 in 4 Americans has a disability. Person in a wheelchair wearing a t-shirt that reads "Vote!" saying "Voting is how we can excercise our power."]

ECAC - North Carolina's Parent Center
10/19/2020

ECAC - North Carolina's Parent Center

Thank you North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper for declaring October 18 - October 24, 2020 as North Carolina Invisible Disabilities Week.

Invisible disabilities, otherwise known as Hidden Disabilities or Non-visible Disabilities (NVD), are disabilities that are not immediately apparent, are typically chronic illnesses and conditions that significantly impair normal activities of daily living.

Any families affected by TBI and looking for support could benefit from listen in on the TBI Pilot Waiver Webinar.  Get ...
10/15/2020
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Any families affected by TBI and looking for support could benefit from listen in on the TBI Pilot Waiver Webinar. Get more information on ways to get support and help! The link below is the registration!

North Carolina’s TBI Pilot Waiver

We will provide an update on the Pilot TBI Waiver and discuss the plans for the TBI Waiver’s future.
This webinar is open to all stakeholders and anyone interested in NC’s TBI Pilot Waiver

October 28, 2020 4p-5p

Please register for this Webinar in advance, using the following link:
https://link.zixcentral.com/u/30168f44/cIA6JdwO6xGznhvhhnsoMg?u=https%3A%2F%2Fattendee.gotowebinar.com%2Fregister%2F1752862737983970571

Brain Injury ECHO for individuals and family membersDescriptionThe Brain Injury ECHO for individuals with brain injury a...
10/15/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Brain Injury ECHO for individuals and family members. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Brain Injury ECHO for individuals and family members
Description
The Brain Injury ECHO for individuals with brain injury and family members is a free virtual learning environment in which a panel (i.e. hub) of Advocates and Providers share their knowledge through presentations and Q&A sessions. Our rotating panel includes individuals with a brain injury, family members, a Licensed Professional Counselor who is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Long Term Care Ombudsman, and a Case Manager. The first half-hour of each ECHO session is a presentation on brain injury topics (e.g. daily living tips, journey to recovery, coping with fatigue) followed by questions. The remaining hour is for discussing key questions. Key questions are submitted and often presented by participants. Here participants explain a current concern or experience they are having. After, both participants and the hub team have the opportunity to participate in the discussion and offer recommendations.

The 10 sessions will be held every Monday at 11am to 12:30pm (Alaska time) from October 19 to December 21.

Please note, sessions are recorded. Afterwards the presentation portion is made available to individuals who have registered on this ECHO. The key questions section is not shared out.

We ask that attendees adhere to the following group guidelines and by registering for the ECHO you agree to the following:
• Only share what you are comfortable sharing. Share your experiences and not the experiences of others.
• What is discussed during key questions is not shared or discussed with others outside of this ECHO.
• Keep questions and comments on topic.
• Be considerate of others.
• Use language that is respectful.

Link to register and with more information on times and date:
https://echo.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEoceigrTkuH9BPdToFhlu3qJUEY7LYSFU3

The Brain Injury ECHO for individuals with brain injury and family members is a free virtual learning environment in which a panel (i.e. hub) of Advocates and Providers share their knowledge through presentations and Q&A sessions. Our rotating panel includes individuals with a brain injury, family m...

Share with families in that could use this!
10/15/2020

Share with families in that could use this!

Horray! We have CFAP boxes available today 10/15/20 for our community! Come see us at 461 Center Street in Jacksonville starting 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Disability Rights North Carolina
10/13/2020

Disability Rights North Carolina

Multi-partisan Assistance Team (MAT) workers are needed to visit facilities such as nursing homes to assist with mail-in absentee voting.

Read more about MAT: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/help-voters-disabilities/assistance-voters-care-facilities-mat-teams?fbclid=IwAR3oQTTJVJbK6wjbPhFRT2-lEYI5fsA1Vvh7lpEBYhuPaxSPnXo9Opk51_I

“The team members provide a public service to these voters by giving them lawfully authorized, neutral assistance with the absentee voting process,” shared Kenya Myers, voting advocate for Disability Rights North Carolina. “Residents should contact the activity coordinator of the facility, the owner or manager, or if needed, their county’s board of elections to ask for a MAT visit. If they are denied, they should contact us at DRNC at [email protected] or 1-888-WEVOTE2.”

Read more: https://www.accessthevotenc.org/workers-needed-to-help-north-carolinians-in-residential-facilities-cast-their-votes/?fbclid=IwAR2V2f11RuJ9DX13g7mer-LoKjr2FOlY33YmVU-ZUbl5ICFxEt7SCmakH44

[Image description: Young woman adjusting face mask, text under reads "Special call for Granville County, NC residents."]

10/08/2020
React App

"The CIP program provides assistance to low-income families who are experiencing or in danger of experiencing a heating or cooling-related emergency and is in a crisis if it is currently experiencing or is in danger of experiencing a life-threatening or health-related emergency. CIP funding is available July 1, 2020, until Jun 30, 2021, or until funds are exhausted. Households may qualify if they have a final notice, past due notice from their heating/cooling source vendor or if their heating/cooling source is already disconnected/exhausted, or they are in need of establishing a new heating/cooling service.
Households can access the CIP application through https://epass.nc.gov.
Completed applications can be mailed, faxed or dropped off at the Consolidated Human Services (CHS) Office.
Households may also request an application be mailed to them or pick up an application at the CHS Office.

Hours of Operation: Monday and Friday-8am to 5pm Tuesday and Thursday-7am to 5pm Wednesday-7am to 2pm Location: Consolidated Human Services 612 College Street Jacksonville, NC 28540
Contact: Kim Hoffman 910-219-4820 Cathy Turner 910-219-4825"

http://www.onslowcountync.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11648/CIP-Outreach-Flyer

The holidays will be here before you know ow it!
10/08/2020

The holidays will be here before you know ow it!

Let's help our sister agency Dept. of Social Services! Their foster children need our help this Christmas. Let's make it a wonderful one for them, as this has been a tough year for all of us. 🎄🎁

10/08/2020
Exceptional Minds

Exceptional Minds

Anderson Cooper did an amazing segment on employment and autism. In it, you'll recognize what we see everyday at Exceptional Minds: this population has incredible visual problem solving skills! We are so encouraged by AutonomyWorks, EY, and the others featured here who join us in making the world a better place for people on the spectrum.
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/autism-employment-60-minutes-2020-10-04/#x

#NDEAM #ADA30 #autismspectrum #asd #unemployment

North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
10/08/2020

North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities

Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center - SARTAC Workshops are happening throughout ALL of October! Join tomorrow's session about transportation advocacy, or the ones coming up in the future! Same time (at 1 PM) & same link for each session, register now: https://bit.ly/30H6jyP

Let's help Ms Ball celebrate her 100th birthday! Let's get those 100 cards to her!
10/06/2020
Friends of the Aging Inc

Let's help Ms Ball celebrate her 100th birthday! Let's get those 100 cards to her!

This is Jacksonville's citizen Eileen Ball. She's celebrating her 100th birthday and she is hoping to receive 100 cards in recognition of her 100 years. Please mail cards to Eileen Ball c/o Missy Lorson, P.O. Box 1602 Jacksonville, NC 28541.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Take a Coffee Break and learn about resources in our area! Vocational Re...
10/05/2020

National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Take a Coffee Break and learn about resources in our area! Vocational Rehabilitation can help with getting you the job coaching and resources needed in order to be successful in employment!

Save the Date!

Join NC Department of Health and Human Services for a special Coffee Break!

To register: https://jaxndeam.eventbrite.com

Trillium - Direct Connect for Recovery
10/03/2020

Trillium - Direct Connect for Recovery

Are you a Trillium member who owns their own business, or are you interested in starting your own business?
Trillium is providing funds to support small business opportunities for members in our communities.
Find out more and how to apply at
https://www.trilliumhealthresources.org/SBFunding

sensABLE snacks
10/02/2020

sensABLE snacks

This week, TJ packaged his first snack-o-gram and sent it on its way to CALIFORNIA! 📫 👏
That's right, snack-o-grams can be shipped ANYWHERE! Order yours today by using this link:
https://sensablesnacksesucp.square.site/

October is Disabilities Employment Awareness  month!
10/02/2020

October is Disabilities Employment Awareness month!

Derek Gonzalez started his restaurant, Pilo's Street Tacos, in honor of his aunt, who had Down syndrome. Gonzalez works with nonprofit organizations like CDE Supporter Easterseals and Best Buddies International to staff the restaurant’s two locations with employees with disabilities, with the goal of employing as many as 5,000 people with disabilities within the next three to six years. #PhotoFriday Image description: Photo of Derek Gonzalez receiving a hug from his Aunt Pilo. https://buff.ly/3kRLcRR

Looking for voter information! Look for the red boxes at gas stations with free publications! Voter Guides are available...
10/02/2020

Looking for voter information! Look for the red boxes at gas stations with free publications! Voter Guides are available!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! We know having a purpose is often associated with having empl...
10/01/2020

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! We know having a purpose is often associated with having employment! That purpose adds meaning to individual's lives and gives them the determination to wake up each day and give it there best! Ask a local company today if they know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Let's grow the acceptance!

Today marks the 75th National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year's theme is to increase access and opportunity for those with disabilities.

EM, as always, is committed to training young adults with autism in digital arts to gain meaningful careers in the entertainment industry.

#ADA30 #NDEAM #NDEAM75 #autsticadult #asd #disabilities #entertainmentindustry

10/01/2020
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! DSNOCC is a great resource here in ENC!
10/01/2020

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! DSNOCC is a great resource here in ENC!

We love seeing our local schools getting ready for Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The EC Teacher Assistants from Trexler Middle School shared their bulletin board they decorated for October. Thank you for spreading acceptance and awareness!

For those who may need it!
09/30/2020

For those who may need it!

In partnership with the North Carolina Black Alliance and Equality NC, DRNC wants to protect voters at all cost. Whether you Early Vote or vote on Election Day, we are providing FREE single-use PPE kits to eligible voters. DRNC is proud to partner in this important work to break down barriers to voting and harness the strength of marginalized communities across North Carolina. Visit https://www.accessthevotenc.org/ for more information and to order your kit.
#WeCareWeCountWeVote #SafeVoterNC

09/28/2020

I am sad to announce that the GoodTimes Dances are being put on hold for the remainder of 2020. IF there is a miracle and things can suddenly and safely open up we will look at a possible Christmas dance, but please don't count on it.
We feel that everyone's health and wellbeing is too important to rush into opening. We will evaluate how things are going for a possible January 2021 dance.
Please be sure to share this information with anyone that you know. Be careful and most of all be safe!!!

09/28/2020

GoodTimes Dances: I am sad to announce that the GoodTimes Dances are being put on hold for the remainder of 2020. IF there is a miracle and things can suddenly and safely open up we will look at a possible Christmas dance, but please don't count on it.
We feel that everyone's health and wellbeing is too important to rush into opening. We will evaluate how things are going for a possible January 2021 dance.
Please be sure to share this information with anyone that you know. Be careful and most of all be safe!!!

09/24/2020
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NCDHHS Supported
Living Level 2 & 3

STAKEHOLDERS MEETING



DATE: Friday, September 25th, 2020



TIME: 1-3 p.m.



LOCATION: Virtual Meeting



PARTICIPATE ONE OF TWO WAYS:

1) Attend by Webinar: https://unc.zoom.us/j/97319731182?pwd=ZnNOQ0VaNzhwRzhzMWkzODJUVkZ1UT09

Meeting ID: 973 1973 1182
Passcode: 329118 (No registration necessary but you must enter this passcode to be admitted to the meeting.)
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855-880-1246 (US Toll-free)

Meeting ID: 973 1973 1182

Agenda:
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PO Box 244
Jacksonville, NC
28541

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Our meeting is held every 1st Wednesday of the Month at Jacksonville City Hall in one of the conference rooms at noon. The January 2014 meeting will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. We look forward to seeing you there!

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