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The survey will be combined with focus group results, interviews, and data collected for secondary sources to determine the areas/topics that will be specifically targeted by the Independent Living Network during the years of 2020-2022. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential. Please share this survey with others that are interested in improving the lives of Alaskans with disabilities. All responses are appreciated! Also, you can enter for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards (the gift card can be from one of several national companies, such as Amazon, Fred Meyers, Costco, Safeway, etc.). Thank you for your time! If you have any questions or comments on the survey, please contact Heidi Frost (email and address below). The survey needs to be completed no later than November 1, 2018.
There is now an Senior and Disability Services (SDS) info sharing session for all stakeholders up on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkYPfCg02U&feature=youtu.be
‘New Community First Choice (CFC), Individual Supports Waivers (ISW) and Targeted Case Management (TCM)’ is a 1hr:38 min video.
Neurodevelopmental screenings and diagnoses are delivered by Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Specialists from the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital. These specialists offer screenings, evaluations, diagnoses, follow up referrals, recommendations for treatment and care, and information on early intervention and education programs, as needed. Sponsored by the State of Alaska, the providers and their teams travel annually to communities across Alaska. They are able to evaluate children from 12 months to 12 years old, and support local providers in meeting the developmental special health needs of infants and children in rural Alaska.
Following is the 2018-19 schedule:
For more information about state-sponsored Neurodevelopmental Outreach Clinics, please contact:
Alaska Division of Public Health
Women's, Children's and Family Health
3601 C Street, Suite 322
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Kenai Peninsula Votes (KPV) is a Non-Partisan Group with a focus on encouraging voting. Their goal is to make the voting process easier and encourage voter turn out from all. They are based in Homer and have some volunteers that can help with transportation to the poles if planned in advanced. For more information see the flyer below or call 907-299-2517.
Listen to the Here & Now public radio article about this state of the art care facility outside of Boston. A High-Tech Home For People Wtih ALS
See the article in the Peninsula Clarion from 8/28/18
Governor signs disability service philosophy bill into law
Kodiak Daily Mirror Friday July 27th
Kodiak hosts first Disability Celebration
KDM Article Disability Pride Celebration.pdf
"Today, July 26th, marks the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The ADA gives civil rights protections and assures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to business, employment, transportation, government programs and services and telecommunications." (DRA Disability Rights Advocates)
Systems Advocacy is work focused on making positive changes to safeguard and improve societal conditions for people with disabilities. Many organizations like the Independent Living Center engage in systems advocacy to address a variety of issues. The Independent Living philosophy is one of empowerment where peers come together to work for positive change. It is this principal that the nation wide Independent Living movement was founded and from which our agency takes its name. While ILC has a dedicated staff that provide a variety of services, it is central to our mission to bring together members of our community to work together for positive change. Whether it is improved access, voting rights, or accessible recreation, ILC invites participation from the communities we serve. Today as we celebrate the progress that has been made by the implementation of the ADA, and we acknowledge that there is more to do.
You can get involved by calling your local ILC office. You can also support us by donating to ILC. Please join us for our ILC / TRAILS Community Picnic on August 16th at Soldotna Creek park.
Peninsula Clarion article about the Soldotna Disability Pride Event.
Kenai Peninsula Disability Pride Event